Poor employee health can impact medical, disability, and hurt productivity. Anne Jackson, RCM&D, set forth an integrated approach can be more effective in addressing employee health than a traditional approach. According to an analysis done by the Integrated Benefits Institute in 2012, the estimated cost of employees’ poor health on the US economy is $576 billion dollars – that’s equivalent to about $3,750 for every US worker and roughly $1.9 Million annually for a company with 500 employees. Armed with the right motivation and tools – behavior can change. In an integrated model, where a team with cross-functional expertise of wellness, safety, operations come together to provide solutions that can impact an employee both on and off the job. Ms. Jackson addressed the ABA’s Safety fall session in Washington DC.
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