L.I.F.E. Program Helps Hospital Shed Unwanted Obesity Costs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Hammered by increasing healthcare costs and their impact on a company’s bottom line, many employers are investing in and seeing results from wellness programs to reduce these costs. Take Florida Hospital’s Lifestyle Incentives for Employees (L.I.F.E.) program, which has been credited with reducing its healthcare costs by $28.24 PMPM over three years in a time frame when most organizations reported healthcare costs increases. Read about the L.I.F.E. program in this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update. Prior to implementing the program, Florida Hospital’s health benefits costs were increasing 11 to 15 percent each year. Beyond the costs savings, the L.I.F.E. program also helped the employees of Florida Hospital adopt healthy behaviors, which will continue to pay-off the employees and Florida Hospital.

The L.I.F.E. program is just one of the case studies profiled in Obesity & Weight Management Benchmarks and Case Studies, which presents four weight management programs and provides comparative data from nearly 300 respondents on obesity and weight management program components.

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