- Subject index
The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.
Chapter 60: Employee Wellness Programs
Employee Wellness Programs
In “Prevention Makes Common ‘Cents,’” a report issued in 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimated that 129 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese and that treating medical conditions related to obesity costs $69 billion to $117 billion per year. HHS also reported that more than 75% of all health-care dollars are spent on chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and asthma—most of which are preventable. In addition, 70% of the cost of health care is incurred by just 5% of the population. Considering that health-care costs are on a steady upward projection—12.5% in 2005 alone—many employers have begun to develop a proactive approach to long-term health-care cost containment through ...