Getting to the Heart of Employee Wellness and Health

February is the American Heart Month or the heart health awareness month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The month of February is dedicated to heart health as a reminder to employers to pause and reflect on how heart healthy their employees are.…

How to implement technology into your employee wellness plan

Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, M.D., MPH - in Focused

Corporate wellness programs are growing steadily, and many companies are betting they will keep their costs under control. But how employers utilize technology to fit their workforces’ needs is a critical success factor. Wellness is rapidly evolving and…

What Should Employers do About Healthcare?

Rob Thurston - in Editorial

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how can an employer avoid the twin problems of the Cadillac Tax and ever-increasing healthcare costs? The Cadillac tax has been delayed from starting in 2018. Now it will begin for plans beginning on…

Take Control of Healthcare – Open a Worksite Clinic!

Larry S. Boress - in Focused

With healthcare costs continuing to increase while quality, access, and satisfaction with the health system declines, many employers have decided to optimize their benefit dollars by offering an onsite or near-site clinic to their covered populations. This…

Moving Beyond The Benefits Basics

Brenda Mullins - in Focused

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), medical debts account for 52 percent of debt collections actions that appear on consumer credit reports.[i] With high-deductible insurance plans and the rising costs of medical care, employers would…

Risk-Based Health Interventions Lead to Improvements – A Case Study

Danielle Keenan & Jeralyn Brossfield - in Case Study

It's no surprise that chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension and severe obesity are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Together, they are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths and kill more than 1.7 million Americans…

How Precision Health is Helping Aetna Employees Prevent Chronic Disease

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Genomics

With a workforce of more than 50,000 active employees, Aetna, like the bulk of its employer customers, is committed to well-being and prevention programs that will help its employees reduce their risks of developing costly, preventable chronic diseases. As…

A New Test to Reduce Your Company’s Prescription Drug Costs

By PM Solutions - in Genomics

What Is Pharmacogenomic Testing? Simply put, PGx can determine how each individual metabolizes nearly 95 percent of the most commonly prescribed oral medication, avoiding costly trial and error prescribing and minimizing the risk of costly and life-threatening…

How Should Employers Prioritize Employee Stress and Mental Health?

Dr. Jeanine Joy - in Mental Health

Employee stress and mental health touch every area of your business. Your employee’s mental health is reflected in productivity, morale, absenteeism, turnover, engagement, burnout, customer satisfaction, teamwork, employee complaints, and incivility. Nearly…

Why Mobile-friendly Employee Benefits Matter

Steven Bearak - in Technology

Today’s workforce is always connected, whether at work or throughout their personal lives. Employees have countless apps on their smartphones which often makes it easier for them to do quick personal tasks during work hours or even answer work emails in…

And the Winner is Somatix!

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Technology

The lights went down, and the crowd hushed as the first presentation began. Healthcare startups from across the world had gathered in the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress and World Medical Tourism & Global…

Well Is the New Healthy

Julie Monroid - in Editorial

As a rule, we are living longer and healthier lives. That’s good news for everyone—but it means that what we expect from our healthcare providers has radically changed over the past few decades. As baby boomers—once considered the largest generation—grow…