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10:00 - 10:45 Tricia KendallPatricia A Zirm


How to Combat Obesity in the Workforce: The Playbook (as demonstrated by the Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan)


Tricia Kendall
VP, Healthcare Business, Jenny Craig

Patricia A Zirm
Senior Director, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems Employee Health Plan(s)


Session Description

Obese workers cost employers more than double in health care, worker's compensation and short-term disability costs, compared to normal weight employees. Employers are beginning to address obesity in the workforce with the same Playbook" for population health management, a disciplined three-part approach used to address other major risks and diseases. This presentation features the Cleveland Clinic's Employee Health Plan, which uses this Playbook to combat major diseases including obesity, with significant success, accumulating $89,000,000 in cash savings from 2011 to 2015 and delivering a medical PMPM cost of -2.7% in 2015 compared to 2014."


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