Integrating Genomics into Employee Benefits & Corporate Wellness Programs

Dr. Phil Smalley MD, FRCPC - in Features

The genetic revolution is upon us. By making genetic tests more available and affordable, employers and insurers can capitalize on this movement and improve employee wellbeing and lower morbidity and mortality. Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, the Chief Medical…

The EHBC is coming to LA

6 Reasons You Should Register for the EHBC in LA Right Now! (Seriously… Right Now)

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Corporate Health and Wellness Conference

We’ve all been to the ordinary, boring conferences taking place across the country. The exhibit hall is full of people who are just trying to sell you products you don’t need, and so are the “educational speakers” who are just vendors making a sales…

Why A Health Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals As An Employer

Melissa Dupuis - in Worksite Wellness

As an employer, you have goals for your company’s growth and success and a vision of how you want to get there. Sure, we all want to be super successful, earn a healthy income and drive sales through the end of the quarter, but how do you plan on doing that…

Sleep: Why Should Leadership and HR Take Notice?

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA, The Sleep Ambassador® Director, Circadian Corporate Sleep Programs - in Worksite Wellness

Evidence of our 24/7 culture’s impact on our sleep is showing up more and more, including at work. According to the CDC over 30% of the U.S. workforce is not getting the sleep they need and sleep deprivation is a public health epidemic.1 It’s becoming…

Turn Challenges into Positive Possibilities: The 3-P Method

Kerry Alison Wekelo - in Mental Health

If we encountered every day filled with peace, love, and harmony, what a beautiful world we would live in. The reality is that no matter how smoothly life is going, we will face challenges during our journey. The opportunity for growth is in how we navigate…

Should Fats Be Part of a Healthy Diet and an Effective Employee Wellness Program? Yes!

Danielle Keenan, Health Management Specialist, Keenan - in Column

Over the past few decades, fats have gotten a negative reputation in the health and fitness world. However, maintaining a diet with moderate amounts of “good” fats helps the body and brain work at optimal levels. Healthy fats support many body functions,…

The Effects of Depression on Workers’ Compensation

Carolinas HealthCare System HEALTHWORKS - in Focused

The phrase “workplace injury” typically conjures a physical ailment—a back injury, a laceration, a respiratory illness—but there’s another, often overlooked consequence of on-the-job injuries that can affect both employees and a company’s bottom…

The Genomic Revolution Continues: Genetic Basics and Types of Genetic Tests

By Dr. Phil Smalley MD, FRCPC - in Focused

This is part two of a continuing series. Be sure to check out part one here. Genetics Basics For the insurance and employee benefits professional to understand the different types of genetic tests, you first need to know the vocabulary. We have 23 pairs of…

How to Talk to Employees About Voluntary Benefits Like Critical Illness Insurance

Veronica Pollock - in Voluntary Benefits

Let’s face it — most employees show up at benefits meetings for one of three reasons: Their employer requires or strongly urges their attendance (the majority) To get free Danishes and coffee (the second-largest percentage) They really want to know more…

For Businesses, Small Steps Can Have a Big Impact on Community Health

Karen Moseley - in Worksite Wellness

The population of the United States is changing rapidly. We’re older and more diverse than we’ve ever been, and we’re not going back anytime soon. As the face of the country changes, it’s becoming increasingly clear that old approaches to wellness…

Microchips: The New ‘Wearable’?

Lewis Fein - in Technology

Over the past few years, wearables have been the latest product of technology, allowing consumers to track their exercise and eating habits. With companies like HealthyYOU Vending reporting an increased demand for healthy snacks in the workplace and the corresponding…

What Certification Can do for an Individual

Zach Younce - in Features

I’ve been in the fitness industry all of my life. I started my career in fitness at the age of sixteen due to a traumatic experience I had the year prior. I quickly realized that health and fitness were my deepest passions and I decided to make something…

Federal Judge Orders EEOC to Review Wellness Program Rules

Daniel Pyne - in News & Insights

On Tuesday, a federal court told the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to revisit their rules regarding the 30 percent cap on incentives for employees. The suit was brought about by AARP last October, challenging that it allows employers to illegally…