“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”     Since studies can now show illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers—are directly related to excessive weight, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health created computer models projecting the personal medical and productivity costs of... Read More

2018 Projections for Large Employer Health Costs

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Large Employer Health Costs May Rise 4.5% in 2018: Aon Aon analyzed health benefits data from 450 of their largest clients (10 million people) to determine:Large US employers experienced a 3.9% increase in health benefits costs this year (average $11,934)In 2016, this average increased 3.1%In 2018, this average increase is projected to be 4.5%Employer costs rose 3.9% (average $9,371 per employee)Employee’s... Read More