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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…

6 Key Ways To Reduce Employee Stress While Remaining Efficient

Dr. Vikram Tarugu - in Worksite Wellness

High levels of stress can compromise the quality of your employees’ work. It is also a leading cause of absenteeism and can ultimately cost you as the owner, manager or team leader. Stress reduction exercises can also be time-consuming, so how do you strike…

Woman using phone to pay for Vending Machine

How Facebook Empowers Workplace Wellness with ‘Smart’ Vending Machines

by Mike Pitts - in Worksite Wellness

It’s no secret that healthier, more engaged employees are more effective at work than their peers. A recent Gallup research survey found that already-engaged employees experience even higher performance outcomes when physical wellness programming is added…

Genomic Revolution is Here: What an Insurance Professional Needs to Know

Dr. Phil Smalley - in Focused

Introduction Is genetic testing ready for prime time use in employee benefits and insurance products? We think so, albeit with some caveats. Other expert opinions are mixed regarding this question, but one thing is for sure, this field of medicine is growing…

Is Certification the New University?

Jenny Dodson - in Editorial

I recently spoke with one of our Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® participants about their career and their take on the state of the industry. As usual, when I speak with participants, I learn a lot about what we have done correctly, and what it is…

Talking to Millennials About the Value of Voluntary Benefits

Chris Wilson - in Voluntary Benefits

As a voluntary benefits broker, you’re well aware of the demographics of your clients’ employee populations. If you haven’t already seen an increase in the number of millennial workers employed by your clients, it won’t be long before you do. In…