Organizations of all sizes have seen their health insurance costs rise over the past decade. The 2022 Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey showed that premiums for individual coverage rose 58 percent from 2010 to 2022, and family coverage premiums increased more than 63 percent in the same period. Employers are increasingly looking for new ways to support employee health while also minimizing insurance costs.
One driver of costs to employers is the prevalence of chronic but preventable health conditions. The CDC notes that angina pectoris (chest pain), high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart attacks are among the costliest conditions for US employers. Not only do those conditions push up health care expenses, but they also reduce workplace productivity. Health issues related to high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity cost US employers $36.4 billion a year due to missed days of work.
Preventative Care in the Workplace Leads to Risk Mitigation
Annual physicals that include bloodwork, blood pressure checks, and other biometric assessments can identify risk factors for many chronic conditions and allow individuals to make positive changes. Unfortunately, many people skip these exams due to lack of time or lack of convenient access to care.
Employers can increase access to and uptake of preventive healthcare by offering workplace health screenings. Screening events give workers convenient access to preventive care without driving up the number of insurance claims for doctor visits. Moreover, preventive services can detect health issues early and reduce the need for more complex care in the future.
Workplace Wellness with Ramp Health
Ramp Health makes it easy for employers to offer workplace wellness events. Our workplace biometric screening clinics give employees the opportunity to meet with a certified healthcare provider for routine bloodwork, blood pressure checks, body composition analysis, and other metrics to develop a baseline health assessment.
Individuals get same-day feedback to learn about potential health risks, learn what they can do to make changes in their health and receive supportive follow-up services. Participants have the opportunity to follow up with Ramp Health providers, including wellness coaches and registered dietitians, for a personalized plan to manage their health.
When you partner with Ramp Health for workplace wellness events, you are building a healthier workforce, cutting costs, and increasing employee satisfaction and productivity.
Contact us to learn more about Ramp Health’s comprehensive workplace wellness services. Learn how we can help shape a healthier future for your organization. Your journey to superior organizational health begins with Ramp Health.