Obesity is on the rise, which is not news. What is news is how bad the trend is getting, with two in three adults in the United States categorized as either obese or overweight, and one in five U.S. children suffering from the same condition. The answer is as complex as the problem, but a part of the answer can be found in recent PPACA regulations, where employers are encouraged to add wellness programs for their employees.
The health care reform law is complex, but brokers can help. Our role in wellness includes every step of the process, from finding a vendor partner to helping implement a wellness program that focuses on the needs of the employer. Brokers are there to help plan, implement and monitor the success of the program.
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