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.
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.
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