Experts say, “The best way to lower your insurance costs is to not get sick!”
But it’s sad how few employees manage their health wisely. Data often shows just a small percentage of members take advantage of routine wellness exams offered through their insurer. Here are some striking numbers from one report:
- Mammograms 49 %
- Pap Smear 39 %
- PSA 31 %
- Cholesterol screening 27 %
- Colonoscopy 21 %
- Annual wellness exam 19 %
Some companies use financial incentives to motivate their employees to participate in wellness programs. Other companies bring examiners directly to the worksite.
These companies have found that helping their employees manage their wellness is just good business.