There are many reasons that corporations offer wellness programs some of the reasons are:
Chronic Diseases account for 75% of total Healthcare Costs
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Chronic Diseases account for 75% of total Healthcare Costs. Chronic diseases include: heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
All of these diseases are affected by excessive weight and stress and are among the TOP 10 causes of death for 18-65 year olds. All are improved with controllable, behavior based changes.
TOP Causes of Death
"Employee poor health habits"
67% of employers identified “employees’ poor health habits” as one of their top three challenges to maintain affordable healthcare coverage.