A recent article from “Word on Benefits” served to reinforce how important it is to align the benefit plan design with EXPECTED Safety and Productivity results if you want your business to thrive.

  • 1 in 12 (2.6 million) Canadian adults age 20 and over live with diagnosed heart disease
  • Every hour, about 14 Canadian adults age 20 and over, with diagnosed heart disease, die

In fact, in 2020, just over four times more Canadians died from heart disease or stroke (67,399) than from COVID-19 (16,151). Heart disease (53,704) was the second leading cause of death in Canada after cancer. Nine in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart conditions, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment, which means that heart conditions have outpaced other diseases. 13% more people die of heart conditions, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment than die from all cancers combined.

  • Cardiovascular disease alone is the most costly disease in Canada, totaling $21.2 billion in direct (medical) and indirect (lost earnings) costs.
  • Stroke costs the Canadian economy $3.6 billion a year in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity.

·       The combined direct and indirect costs of dementia total $33 billion a year. This number will climb to $293 billion a year by 2040.

Whether it is health behaviors or elimination of the factors which increase risk, MOST take place in AFTER-WORKING hours.

  • Eat Better
  • Be More Active
  • Quit Tobacco
  • Get Healthy Sleep
  • Manage Weight
  • Control Cholesterol
  • Manage Blood Sugar

·       Manage Blood Pressure

And this is where your benefit plan can help AND create a return on that investment. 

A benefit plan customized to improve employee production is our signature Industrial | IntellectualAthlete Program. Our playbook looks first at the performance expectation for peak results and matches this to the pro-active application of a benefits program. This involves strategic, consistent communication to integrate constant reminders to your employees that they have resources available to them to reach heart healthy results. 

  • Improved productivity equals more corporate revenue. 
  • Improved communication results in excellent culture. 
  • Workplace benefit alignment equals healthy employees. 
  • AND Healthy employees ARE Safe Employees.

·       Healthy, safe employees equals increased ROI.

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Note: this was written without the aid of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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