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Marathon Health Blog


From BenefitsPro

One of the most overlooked factors of comprehensive benefits plans are programs that help identify and reduce health risks for employees.

Reducing Health Risk is More Straight-Forward Than You Think

Identifying and controlling risk in an organization takes many forms, from developing talent retention strategies to following ISO 31000 standards. As healthcare costs continue to rise and nationwide healthcare initiatives face an uncertain future, reducing health risk amongst employee populations is becoming an increasingly important focus for executives and risk managers at organizations of all sizes.

Mitigating Health Risk Can Keep Healthcare Claims Low

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 86% of healthcare costs can be attributed to treatment for chronic disease. A recent study by the CDC also indicates that costs associated with absenteeism among employees struggling with health risks or chronic disease average $12-$81 per employee per year for small businesses and $17-$286 per employee per year for large businesses.

How to Avoid the Very Real Dangers of Sitting All Day

Thirty minutes a day. That’s the magic number. Thirty minutes a day of moderate physical activity is not only the surgeon general’s recommendation, it’s also been shown to be one of the most effective remedies for a number of chronic conditions, including joint pain, depression and diabetes.

Top Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

Let’s face it: stress is an inevitable byproduct of having a job. Some people are better at handling it than others, but no matter a person’s position – entry-level worker, middle manager, or top executive – it’s something we all deal with. Sometimes stress is purely work-related, sometimes home life creeps into the equation, sometimes it’s inherited; whatever the case, it’s ingrained in who we are and what we do.