Americans Realize Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle is Effective Cure for Rising Health Care Costs
The eleventh annual Health Confidence Survey will be release on Oct. 24, and the results indicate a growing number of Americans are embracing wellness programs in the workplace to battle rising health care costs. Wellness programs are rapidly expanding as employers recognize that not only is providing a comprehensive program simply the right thing to do for employees; it’s key to driving down healthcare costs.
As employers increasingly encourage workers to adopt healthier lifestyles within the workplace, more than four out of five Americans (82 percent) say they have a positive view toward wellness programs. Another 76 percent of Americans agree employers who offer wellness programs are showing concern for their workers. Nearly three-fourths of Americans (70 percent) indicate they would be likely to participate in an incentive program if it reduced their health insurance premium by 5 percent, with 77 percent indicating they would participate if it reduced their premium by 10 percent.