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  • Purpose
    • Assist Employers in helping their employees live healthier and more productive lives and lower the cost of doing business.
    • Become a leading advocate for the concept of “healthy employers” in West Michigan
  • Health Care Cost Crisis
    In 2007, health care cost rose 6.9% to $2.3 TRILLION or 16% of GDP
    In 2016 projected to be $4.2 TRILLION or 20% of GDP
    In the absence of change health care spending will be 25% of GDP in 2025 , 37% in 2050, and 49% in 2082
    Congress of the United States
    Congressional Budget Office November 2007
  • Employers
    Health Insurance Expenses are the fastest growing cost component for employers
    Premiums have been rising four times faster than workers earnings since 2000
    The cost of health insurance remains the number one problem for business.
  • Employee Contributions
    The average employee contribution has increased more than 143% since 2000
    Average out-of-pocket costs rose 115% since 2000
    Higher deductibles and co-pays are causing many employees to skip preventive care and prescriptions
  • The Problem – Insurance
    Focus has been on managed care and reducing the number of days in the hospital
    Limit cost by contracting with Doctors and Hospitals for Discounts
    Quality of care not a high priority
  • The Problem – Health Care
    Hospitals and Doctors forced to react because that’s where they get paid
    Unnecessary tests needed to protect them from lawsuits
    Need to absorb cost of uninsured and gov’t program underpayments
  • The Problem – Prescriptions
    Drug Companies spend twice as much on promotion at it does on research and development
    During 2004 they spent 24.4% of each sales dollar on promotion and 13.4% on research and development
    The US spent $235.4 billion on prescription drugs in 2004
    Science News Jan. 7, 2008
  • The Problem – Employers
    Benefits cost 6 to 8 times more than work comp yet CFO’s don’t take the time to manage their benefit cost.
    80% of HR managers do not have a finance background and primary function is administrative.
    HR departments don’t have the extra time or expertise to do Health Promotion.
  • The Biggest Problem…
    And No Implementation
    Information Overload!
  • HRA Grants
    • Matching Service Grants for Health Risk Assessments
    • from $24.95 to $12.95 per employee!
    For information go to: http://healthtrackcoaches.com/
  • Goals
    • Help to initiate the wellness conversation in West Michigan companies
  • Together We Can