What is the ROI for being healthy?
Presented by Laura Snyder MS, RDN, LD
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- It’s estimated that nearly seven out of ten adults (69 percent) are considered overweight or obese.
- Health care costs directly related to excess pounds are estimated at $190 billion per year and will continue to rise.
- Being overweight increases the risk of developing diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
- Chronic diseases and related lifestyle risks are the leading drivers of health care costs for employers. 85% of annual health care costs are for people with chronic diseases.
- $117B is spent annually on health care costs associated with inadequate physical activity.
If you could help your employees lose weight, improve their cholesterol and blood sugar levels, reduce their risk of diabetes and heart disease, decrease the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and increase their energy and productivity — would you do it?
At UnitedHealthcare we are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations. Our core capabilities in clinical expertise, advanced technology and data and health information uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment.
Learn more about some of the innovative programs and tools available to assist you in improving your employee population health while providing the data and tools to support your investment.
Laura Snyder serves as Regional Director of Health Strategies at UnitedHealthcare where she manages a team of consultants in the Southeast and supports clients in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. She educates customers on clinical and wellness capabilities, best practices, industry trends, products and engagement strategies.
Snyder, a champion of community health and wellness, has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, creating wellness strategies and identifying solutions for the communities she serves. During her seven-year tenure at UnitedHealthcare, she has also worked as an onsite nurse liaison manager and dedicated health strategies consultant. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Snyder was a regional manager with a wellness vendor in Atlanta, and a nutritionist with Georgia Cancer Specialists, working with cancer patients and their families.
She graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and holds a Master’s degree in Allied Health from Georgia State University. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a certified Yoga Instructor.