After finding that obese and overweight employees on average represent 60 percent of a company’s population, sports medicine physician Renato Romani wanted to make a change.
“Weight has a strong correlation with healthcare costs,” Romani said. “The average annual medical claim cost per 100 employees is $51,019 for obese populations and $7,503 for non-obese populations.”
A native of Brazil, Romani moved to the United States in 2010 to pursue his Executive MBA at the University of Minnesota. When he moved to Madison with his family in 2015, he founded Easy Way to Health, a company with a mission to improve corporate wellness. Read the full story here.