Healthcare

Aon experts show how fostering employee health helps deliver fiscal ROI

Since the birth of modern medicine, scientific advances have dramatically improved public health and increased life expectancy. Today, longevity continues to increase, but people are actually less healthy, with obesity, cardiovascular disease, mental health and musculoskeletal problems all increasing as a direct effect of modern lifestyle. The cost of keeping an increasingly unhealthy population alive for a longer period threatens to challenge fundamental assumptions about funding healthcare.

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