Why Heart Health Matters:

The 2024 Report

With heart disease among the top medical expenses for companies and health plans and the #1 cause of death, it’s time for all businesses to come up with a new approach.

Meet Hello Heart. We’re uncovering the staggering toll of heart disease and outlining what benefits leaders can do to take amazing care of members’ hearts.

The cost of heart disease is skyrocketing.

Key findings from the report.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stokes, is one of the top chronic conditions that’s driving costs in North America.
In a survey of 300 benefits leaders, 75% said heart disease, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol were among the top three cost drivers for their healthcare claims.

CVD has been the #1 cause of death since 1950

A person with CVD has 2x the average healthcare costs as someone without

of CVD cases are preventable

Investing in the heart improves everything.

Good heart health improves the entire body. When you focus on heart health, you can not only save on heart-related costs but also on costs related to a wide range of conditions such as:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological disorders
For marginalized groups, heart disease only becomes more deadly.
  • Women are twice as likely as men to die after a heart attack.
  • Black Americans are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as white Americans.
  • Hispanic and Latino/a Americans are at a significantly higher risk of heart failure than white Americans.
Achieving heart health equity will require community-wide effort, but digital health tools are a great way to start -- because they’re accessible to everyone with a smartphone. That’s 85 percent of Americans.

Heart health is key to health equity.

Get the whole picture of how your organization can invest in the heart and help your members thrive.