Business Case

Business Case for Employers Background

Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects nearly 50% of working-age adults in the United States. Hypertension is a hidden business risk to employers—undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension leads to lost productivity, poor health and well-being, and higher healthcare costs. Hypertension is treatable, and employers are an important catalyst for change to promote equitable well-being for their employees and communities.

The NHCR invites you to use the following tools to support building the business case for employer engagement in hypertension prevention and control.


Resources and Tools

  • Developing the Business Case for Hypertension Control – Budget Impact Model & Claims Analysis Guide Webinar Watch webinar
  • The Business Case for Hypertension Budget Impact Model uses easily accessible data to estimate Hypertension-related costs. Excel spreadsheet
  • Budget Impact Model User Guide accompanies the “Budget Impact Model to Estimate the Cost of Hypertension for Employers” Excel file and provides instructions on how to use the model. Download PDF
  • Comprehensive Benefit Design Guide for Hypertension – Recommendations for health & well-being programming, and employee benefits design, as well as annotated resources for employers who would like to develop and implement a hypertension strategy. Download the Guide