According to Medical Xpress, “Nine of 10 American adults are in the early, middle or late stages of a syndrome that leads to heart disease, a new report finds.” However, proactive wellness can greatly reduce the risk of developing the disease.

Based on the rates of what’s called cardiovascular, kidney and metabolic syndrome, researchers determined that, from 2011 to 2020, 49% of adults fell into the stage 2 syndrome category, in which high blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors emerge. Nearly 10% of adults were in stage 4, with full-blown heart disease.

Fortunately, 90% of heart disease is preventable through such lifestyle choices as a healthy diet, regular exercise, and not smoking. Also important: a yearly wellness exam.

MedBen WellLiving’s proactive wellness approach encourages your members to get annual exams and recommended screenings. Members at higher risk for heart disease also can receive customized specialty care from a registered nurse.

Not only does proactive wellness help reduce heart disease risk, it also helps to lower medical bills. From 2019 to 2023, MedBen WellLiving clients spent an average of 11.4% less on heart disease claims than non-WellLiving clients.

For more information about how MedBen WellLiving reduces your population’s risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions, contact your broker or call our Marketing Department at 888-627-8683.