Heart Disease costs employers $18,618 per employee per year. That’s $5,617 for group health, $981 for worker’s comp, $6,052 for sick leave, $178 for long term disability, $4,845 for short term disability and $945 for unpaid leave.
Diabetes costs employers $11,744 per employee per year. On average, people who have diabetes expend 2.3 times more money on health care than people who do not have diabetes.
Smoking costs employers $5,318 per employee per year. That’s $2,175 for smoke breaks, $465 for absenteeism, $206 for deaths, $176 in worker’s comp and $2,295 in excess medical expenses.
Obesity costs employers $2,500 more per employee per year than an employee of normal weight.