Corporate Wellness Program

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Obesity costs our health care system and employers an additional $150 billion dollars per year. Obesity and the associated co-morbidities have a direct effect on the workplace due to:

  • Lost productivity
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Increased absenteeism
  • Compromised wages
  • Increased Workers Comp filings
  • More prone to injury and illness
  • Memory loss
  • Lower employee moral
  • Slower work pace

Why offer a Corporate Wellness Program?

  • Offering a Corporate Wellness Program for employees shows that their employer cares about their health and well-being.
  • The Corporate Wellness Program can be offered as a health benefit to employees.
  • Regardless of what program is chosen, employers can save thousands of dollars with a leaner, more efficient workforce.
  • There is a significant sense of appreciation toward the source of a person’s weight loss success. This leads to employee loyalty, less turnover, and lower overall costs.
  • A Corporate Wellness Program generates a sense of camaraderie in the office as those participating will be able to use others as a support mechanism.
  • Corporate Wellness leads to healthier, happier, employees who are more productive.

Why partner with Weight Wellness Center?

  • We focus on education, motivation, and habit change and teach our clients how to eat to be healthier for life.
  • Our program is based on healthy, real food options purchased from the supermarket, and supplemented with proprietary weight loss aids (optional).
  • The WWC weight loss program delivers a targeted approach to fat burning resulting in measurable progress, so your employees will reach their goal weight sooner.
  • Our emphasis is on keeping the weight off. We help customers break their bad eating habits and lose weight for the last time!

OBESITY: A PERVASIVE PROBLEM AND A GROWING ONE

2 out of 3 people in the U.S. are overweight; 1 out of 3 are obese¹. Obesity related illness costs our health care system and employers $190 billion per year². Since 1980, obesity rates in the U.S. have doubled³

BY 2030: 42% OF ALL AMERICANS WILL BE OBESE⁴

THIS INCREASE WILL CREATE $550 BILLION OF OBESITYRELATED HEALTH CARE COSTS⁵

OBESITY IS DIRECTLY CORRELATED WITH: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HIGH CHOLESTEROL HEART DISEASE SLEEP APNEA DIABETES STROKE ASTHMA CANCER

THE PREVALENCE OF THESE CONDITIONS DECREASES AS MORE WEIGHT IS LOST

 

OBESITY & THE WORKPLACE

Obesity and the associated comorbidities have a direct effect on the workplace by:

  • Decreasing employee productivity. It affects workers’ ability to work at 100% productivity levels, which resulted in costs of $30 billion for US companies last year (based on an estimate of the very obese losing one month of productive work per year, costing employers an average of $3,792 per very obese male worker and $3,037 per female) ⁶
  • Causing employees to work at a slower pace
  • Increasing absenteeism. Obesity-related absenteeism costs US employers alone as much as $6.4 billion a year⁷
  • Increasing frequency of injury and illness • Causing memory loss • Compromising wages • Increased Workman’s Compensation filings resulting in higher insurance premiums
  • Lowering employee moral

MOST OBESE MEN TAKE 5.9 MORE SICK DAYS A YEAR, & MOST OBESE WOMEN TAKE 9.4 MORE SICK DAYS A YEAR 

A study from 2001 to 2007 showed that obese employees cost their employer almost $600 per year more than employees with other unhealthy habits, such as smoking ($1,850 vs $1,275). Employees who were termed morbidly obese (i.e. 100lb+ overweight) cost their employer, on average, $5,500 more than their non-obese peers⁸


THE SOLUTION: A CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAM  

Offering a corporate wellness program for employees shows that their employer cares about their health and wellbeing.

  • The corporate wellness program can be offered as a health benefit to employees.
  • There is a significant sense of appreciation toward the source of a person’s weight loss success. This leads to employee loyalty, less turnover, and lower overall costs.
  • A corporate wellness program generates a sense of camaraderie in the office, as those participating will be able to use others as a support mechanism.
  • Corporate wellness leads to healthier, happieremployees

EMPLOYERS CAN SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WITH A LEANER,

MORE EFFICIENT WORKFORCE 

A March 2012 paper by researchers at the Mayo Clinic said that while smoking could add about 20% a year to medical costs, morbid obesity increased the bill by 50% per year. The effects on the bottom line are pushing many employers to make real investments in workplace wellness programs…some of the annual costs could be recouped in lower medical and absenteeism costs…a 10% subsidy can break even if employees lose 3-5% of their weight.⁹

OBESITY ACCOUNTS FOR AT LEAST 2.8 MILLION ADULT DEATHS EACH YEAR 

Total reductions in annual costs (medical and absenteeism) per person by % of body weight lost⁹

Average weight loss  BMI 25-29.9BMI 30 – 34.9 BMI 35 – 39.9BMI >40 all Overweight

(%)     & Obese

5%      $60     $100   $110    $160   $90

10%    $160   $200   $250  $320   $190

15%    $240   $300   $370  $480   $290

20%    $320  $400   $500  $640   $390

25%    $400  $510   $620   $790   $490


 

ABOUT WEIGHT WELLNESS CENTER Founded in 2014, Weight Wellness Center™ provides individualized supervised weight loss solutions. The company’s primary focus is to incentivize patients to lose their weight and keep it off for the long term. Weight Wellness Center™ offers a strong and personalized support system, via online and in person consultations. The team of highly qualified weight loss educators and coaches work closely with patients to determine the best possible approach for their weight loss success.

 

WHY PARTNER WITH WEIGHT WELLNESS CENTER™? We offer a fully supervised program that results in safe, effective, and fast weight loss. Our emphasis is on keeping the weight off. We help clients break their bad eating habits and lose the weight for the last time!

The Weight Wellness Center program combines individual supervision with a well-balanced food program that is based on regular everyday food purchased from the supermarket, and supplemented with proprietary weight loss aids (optional). The program is structured yet flexible providing the balance, variety and moderation that results in safe, effective and fast weight loss. Our professional counselors provide the friendly support, strategies and solutions clients need along the way to achieving a slimmer and healthier body. We focus on education and lifestyle change and teach our clients how to eat to be healthier for life.

Most importantly, our clients learn and adopt new eating habits and behaviors that enable them to manage their new healthy weight once they have completed their weight reduction. Our nutritional plans contain carefully planned foods that provide a balanced nutritional plan. Caloric restrictions are determined by degree of obesity, health profile, and age.

After the client has reached their goal, our post-reduction maintenance program allows us to fortify the behavioral changes taught during the weight loss period for long-term results. After completion of our program the client will have the tools, knowledge and the efficient metabolism to manage their new healthy body weight!

CORPORATE WELLNESS PLAN OPTIONS  

There are many different ways to partner with Weight Wellness Center™. Here are a few common options:

OPTION 1: A company may choose to offer our weight loss program as a fully paid benefit to their employees. The employer would receive a deeply discounted rate on the weight loss services, while the employee would pay for any WWC nutritional supplements (not mandatory to succeed in the program).

OPTION 2: Employees of partner companies receive a discount on services and/or products that is not generally available to the public.

OPTION 3: The employer and employee may choose to share the expense of the employee’s weight loss program, where the employer pays a portion as a benefit and the employee pays for the rest. Under this arrangement, there would also be a discounted rate offered.


¹ cdc.gov

² IOM

³ World Health Organization

⁴ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/07/ fat-forecast-42-of-americans-obese-by-2030/

⁵ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/07/ fat-forecast-42-of-americans-obese-by-2030/

⁶ Finkelstein et al., American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Obesity, Diet, Exercise and Health.

⁷Moriarty et al, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (March 2012).

⁸ Except where noted, all statistics are from: Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Research report, titled: “Globesity -The Global Fight Against Obesity,” 6.21.2012. Nahal, S; Lucas-Leclin, V; King, J.

 Merrill Lynch Globesity Report, 2012