As healthcare costs continue to rise in the US, reaching a staggering $4.1 Trillion in 2020, it’s no surprise that people are looking for ways to address the issue. But what if there was a way to address healthcare issues before they became serious problems, saving both time and money in the process? Enter preventative healthcare.
In this blog, we will discuss preventative healthcare, why it’s important and how Encompassing Health contributes to the overall well-being of individuals and communities. Let’s dive in.
Let’s Talk Preventative Healthcare: Why Is It Important?
Preventive healthcare is important because it can help to prevent or reduce the likelihood of developing health conditions or diseases in the first place. By proactively addressing potential health issues before they become serious problems, individuals can save time and money on treatment and improve their overall quality of life.
Preventive healthcare can also reduce the burden on the healthcare system by preventing the need for more costly and complex treatments down the line. In addition, preventive healthcare can help to reduce healthcare costs for both individuals and the healthcare system as a whole by addressing issues before they become more serious and costly to treat. By investing in preventative care, the government can potentially save billions of dollars each year on healthcare costs and improve the overall health of the population.
According to the CDC, chronic diseases that are avoidable through preventive care services account for 75% of the nation’s healthcare spending and lower economic output in the US by $260 billion dollars a year. This means that by introducing a preventative healthcare program, the government could potentially save billions of dollars each year.
Encompassing Health is a program that offers elective, limited health insurance benefits under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that the benefits provided through Encompassing Health can be paid for using pre-tax dollars, which can help offset the cost of the benefits through payroll tax savings. Essentially, this means that individuals who enroll in Encompassing Health can use pre-tax dollars to pay for their limited health insurance benefits, which can help reduce their overall tax burden.
Encompassing Health was designed with the intention of providing companies of all sizes with the best, most affordable workplace health services.
Encompassing Health is just one example of a preventative healthcare program that could help the government save money. By offering tax savings to encourage people to participate in preventative healthcare services, the government can help address healthcare issues before they become serious and costly problems.
So, Why Would the Government Allow a Program like Encompassing Health?
The answer is simple: to save money and improve the overall health of the population. If you’re interested in learning more about preventative healthcare and how it can benefit you, be sure to check out our Encompassing Health Program.
What is SBMA’s Encompassing Health?
Digital Health Portal
Provides a specialized, fully integrated technology suite, assisting employees to establish a healthy lifestyle while simultaneously improving employee productivity and reducing the need for health services by preventing health issues from arising in the first place.
Provide employees with access to workplace certified health coaches who are personally assigned to them in order to give employees a detailed and effective regiment that will ensure their personal health.
Telemedicine enables medical consultations to take place through secure, electronic communication including bi-directional video conferencing, telephone and email. This eliminates the need for traveling back and forth to a doctor’s office, and opens up availability for employees who previously may have had trouble getting in to see a doctor for check ups or test results, due to a busy at home schedule.
Behavioral clinicians provide assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and brief psychotherapy to address each employees behavioral health needs through live, interactive video conferencing.
Predict and classify 35 different conditions and identify and rank the health risks of your unique environment.
Leveraging this individualistic approach with an emphasis on each employee and offer each participant an opportunity to set goals for his or her physical and mental well-being based on their genetics.
In conclusion, the high cost of healthcare in the US is a major concern for many people. However, preventative healthcare services have the potential to address a significant portion of healthcare-related issues, potentially saving the government billions of dollars each year. Encompassing Health is one example of a preventative healthcare program that could help the government save money and improve the overall health of the population. While the tax savings offered by this program may seem small compared to the potential savings, they can still be a valuable incentive for people to participate in preventative healthcare services and help address healthcare issues before they become serious and costly problems.