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Employees with chronic diseases are likely to be hospitalized more often and may face limitations in their ability to work and perform daily tasks. Photo: Shutterstock)

Last year was a paradigm-shifting year in health care. As health and safety were prioritized worldwide, employers had to take additional actions to assist their employees and their families. With new challenges, however, come new opportunities – innovations in health care delivery are bringing new value to the employer-employee relationship.

Now almost a year after the pandemic spread through America, employers are looking to further expand their health and wellness offerings to better manage mental health and chronic conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six in 10 adults in the U.S. have one chronic disease and 90% of our nation’s $3.5 trillion annual health care expenditure is spent on people with chronic and mental health conditions.

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