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April’s Move More Month: How to Hit Your Stride

Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare - in Features

As winter gives way to spring, some of us may be emerging from a state of “seasonal sedentary syndrome.” With National Walking Day (April 4) and April’s Move More Month, it’s time to lace-up those sneakers and start finding your stride. Studies have…

Is Certification the New University?

A career in corporate health and wellness is fast becoming attractive and vital in corporate health. Currently, students taking up courses in health and wellbeing have found that such certificates earn them as much money, respect, and promotion as those who…

What’s Ahead in Wellness for 2018? Last Year’s Trends Offer Some Answers

To get a sense of what to expect on the employee health and wellness front in 2018, it’s useful to look back on the trends that were gaining momentum last year. To better understand those trends, Optum surveyed 240 human resource professionals in large companies…

AARP Vetoes the DOLs Proposal on Association Health Plans

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in a letter to the secretary of the US Department of Labor, has slammed the proposed rule by the Department of Labor to allow more small businesses to come together and offer association health plans (AHP).…

Nonsolicitation Agreements: A Limit to Employee Post-Employment Interactions

Social media has become not only an avenue for communication and meeting new contacts but also a marketplace where employers meet customers and prospective employees. It is common for an employee who takes on a new job with a competitor to keep in touch with…

Identifying and Correcting Wellness’s Big Mistakes

Dr. Charles Bens - in Features

Every day, wellness and corporate decision-makers are making huge mistakes regarding employee health, and they don’t even know it.  Over 90 percent of these mistakes are not errors of commission, but errors of omission.  The following are some classic…

9 Benefits You Receive By Advancing Your Career This Weekend

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Features

Let’s be honest. You have a job but may feel your skills haven’t kept up with the younger staff coming onboard. Maybe that’s not the case, maybe you are secure in your career, but want to make sure you remain on top of the latest developments so that…

Changing Benefits Landscape

The Role of the Broker in the New Benefits Landscape

Willis Towers Watson - in Features

Following is an excerpt from the book, “Employee Benefits and the New Health Care Landscape: How Private Exchanges are Bringing Choice and Consumerism to America’s Workforce”, by Alan Cohen, in which Alan shares insights from Rob Harkins on the…

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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…

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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…

2017 Healthcare Trends: Employee Access

Ellen Isaacs, RN, BSN, CPHM, CHC – Director of Corporate Health and Wellness, HEALTHWORKS Division, Carolinas HealthCare System. - in Features

One of the keys to lowering employer healthcare costs is addressing chronic healthcare conditions. And the best way to help employees get and stay healthy is by making sure they have access to a variety of care options. We live in an on-demand world. Our schedules…

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Helping Employees Understand the Dollar Value of their Voluntary Benefits

Joe Quintana - in Features

As employers struggle to offer a competitive benefits package in an environment of confusing healthcare, education has become the key to benefit appreciation. Employers and employees both agree that great benefits can convince quality professionals to take…