Phillip J. Lerner, MD, MPH, FACOEM*, Aetna, Hartford, CT
Michael Golinkoff, PhD, MBA, Aetna, Hartford, CT
Debra Lerner, MS, PhD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Barton G. Margoshes, MD*, Aetna, Blue Bell, PA
Health-related productivity loss is an enormous contributor to employer's total medical costs. Yet employers rarely see the true cost of employee illness when benefits are managed separately. Integrating benefits programs help employers recognize the true causes of illness and absence and identify productivity losses earlier, allowing them to address issues, change behaviors and improve outcomes. The target audience for this session includes employers, company leaders, benefits managers, and those responsible for purchasing employee benefits offerings and creating strategies for implementing overall health and wellness programs for their workforce.