Welcome to LSE Health and Wellness

The economic concerns for employer based healthcare:

  • 20% of the most unhealthy individuals account for 80% of healthcare costs.
  • Most of this cost is directly attributable to behaviors that can be modified or managed.
  • Employer healthcare cost increases annually 8% to 12% a year----three to four times the rate of inflation.
  • The United States spent $2.1 trillion in healthcare in 2006---$7,092 for every man, woman and child.
  • Employers pay more than one-third of these costs.
  • Three chronic conditions, asthma, diabetes and hypertension, are associated with 164 million lost work days per year at a cost to the employers of $30 billion.

Bottom line: If employees get healthier the company becomes more profitable and productive.