Top 10 health conditions costing organizations the most: HuffPost

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

“More than 30 million people, or 9.4 percent of the U.S. population, have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017,” writes Julie Stich over at HuffPost. “Managing this epidemic is a growing concern for workplaces — Not only are employers thinking about the well-being of affected employees, but, according to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Workplace Wellness Trends 2017 Survey Results, diabetes is the number one condition impacting benefit plan health costs. What other conditions are costly for employers to cover? We asked respondents to select the top three conditions impacting plan costs in Workplace Wellness Trends 2017 Survey Results. Here are the top 10:

  1. Diabetes: 41%
  2. Cancer (any kind): 33%
  3. Arthritis/back/musculoskeletal: 32%
  4. Obesity: 29%
  5. Heart disease: 27%
  6. Hypertension/high blood pressure: 26%
  7. Depression/mental illness: 20%
  8. High cholesterol: 11%
  9. Smoking: 9%
  10. High-risk pregnancy: 4%”

Julie Stich, “Top 10 Health Conditions Costing Organizations the Most,” HuffPost.