Employee health insurance premiums continue to rise exponentially despite stagnant inflation rates. The national trend in recent years has been to decrease benefit usage by attempting to establish a healthier workforce. The incorporation of employee health promotion programs either within, or outside of the worksite, is the favored means of providing a solution. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of employee health promotion program usage in Central Florida, and the economic impact, if any, of these programs. The basic research questions for this study are: 1. What percentage of the corporations surveyed have instituted employee health promotion programs. 2. What is the most common program content among the companies using such? 3. What is the average cost of program implementation (per employee) and the average annual operations cost for companies using health promotion programs? 4. Has a real of perceived monetary gain been determined by the use of the health promotion programs? 5. Can any cost savings be originated? 6. Does a relative difference in savings exist between large and small companies by using such programs? 7. What percentage of Central Florida companies using health promotion programs depend upon extraneous services (e.g., PPOs, HMOs, consultants) to initiate and/or perpetuate their programs? The procedure of study will include the use of a survey questionnaire mailed to a representative sampling of 100 various size area business establishments, grouped according to employee number. Quantification and analysis of survey results will then be summarized and used to ascertain the effectiveness of such endeavors.
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Lytle, J. Stephen
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Professional Studies
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Berlin, Thomas, "The extent and impact of the incorporation of employee health promotion programs in the central Florida business community" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3955.