Physical Exercise

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Survey: 78% of companies worldwide support wellness programs

In further evidence that insurers should build and promote wellness programs to their large market groups, 78 percent of companies throughout the world are strongly committed to creating a workplace culture focused on health, according to a new survey conducted by Buck Consultants.

Encourage pets for member health, cost improvements

Insurers often recommend actions their members can take to improve their health and prevent costly, stressful diseases. They also may want to consider giving out some unusual advice: Members should get a pet.

Covering exercise programs could work out to healthy savings

If health insurers paid for exercise programs, would they help patients prevent chronic illnesses and diseases, and thereby actually save money? One healthcare researcher believes the answer is yes