SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 10/03/13 -- Orriant, an industry leader in providing company wellness plans, has recently uncovered new results that demonstrate a decrease in tobacco use among their participants. Between 2012 and 2013, 38% of Orriant's 565 study participants reported quitting tobacco. Orriant is known for their results-driven, accountability-based programs that are compliant with the new standards set by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Companies are seeking compliant wellness providers which are shown to lower employee healthcare costs. According to The American Cancer Institute, smoking results in $193 billion in healthcare costs every year, not to mention the $97 billion that is lost in productivity. Companies that pair up with Orriant using corporate wellness programs are driving these costs down. Those who are kicking the habit are taking fewer visits to the doctor and improving their overall quality of life.
Other tobacco products are also a contributing factor to the high cost of healthcare, causing a multitude of negative side effects including cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Orriant's new study focuses on a large number of tobacco users among Orriant participants. Between 2012 and 2013, Orriant participants who worked in retail saw a 36% decrease in overall tobacco use. Out of the 243 retail tobacco users who started the program, 87 of them reported that they no longer use tobacco. The construction industry also saw a decline; of their 95 participants, 38 were able to quit using tobacco. Orriant and their customers attribute this major decline to their accountability-based corporate wellness programs.
Each Orriant participant is paired with a certified Orriant Health Coach; each of whom holds a degree in a health-related field. Together, they set goals, outline new dietary habits, and create a fitness routine that fits into the lifestyle of the participant. Falling in line with the standards of the HHS, these non-discriminatory company wellness plans offer a wide variety of economic and health-related incentives, including lower employee healthcare costs. Money spent on tobacco is now money saved. Orriant participants will be the first to tell you, you can't put a price on a healthy, long life.
For Whitney, an employee at a participating construction company, deciding to quit smoking was one of her primary goals she set with her Orriant Coach. She began smoking in her early twenties and found her motivation to quit through the birth of her first granddaughter. "Not only is it helping with the benefits for your work," says Whitney of the Orriant company wellness plans, "it's helping out with the benefits for your life." With the assistance of her Orriant coach, Whitney was one of the many participants able to kick the habit and receive lower employee healthcare costs in the process. For more information on the benefits of Orriant, visit their website at http://www.orriant.com/.