Over one-third (78.6 millions) of U.S. adults are obese. Weight management in the typical health care practice is inadequate with fewer than half of primary care physicians consistently providing guidance on diet, physical activity, or weight control. Because 60 percent of Americans get their health insurance through their jobs, employers often bear the bulk of the obesity costs, but are also well-positioned to implement effective lifestyle interventions. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 included provisions for the incentives and penalties employers and health plans can impose on employees’ health insurance premiums based on the participation and goal completion in wellness programs giving a major boost to a now rapidly-growing multi-billion dollar workplace wellness industry. Fit4Life, LLC intends to offer on-site wellness, fitness, and nutritional services to medium- to large-size employers with fitness facilities in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The company’s unique combination of fitness, nutritional, and medical expertise rarely offered by other providers in the Los Angeles area and the convenience of the on-site service model, paired with low start-up and overhead costs are the major strengths likely to contribute to Fit4Life, LLC’s success.
|Commitee:||Nguyen, Hannah, Qi, Yanling|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Business administration, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Obesity, Weight management, Wellness programs, Workplace wellness|
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