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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase Announce Mysterious Healthcare Project

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in News & Insights

Last Tuesday, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, three leaders in the modern American business landscape, announced a partnership to create an independent healthcare company for their U.S.-based employees "free from profit-making incentives." The…

The Home Disadvantage: The Challenges of Telecommuting

David Ashworth - in News & Insights

Within the last two decades, the percentage of American workers with telecommuting experience has nearly quadrupled. This is unsurprising considering the many benefits of working from home such as increased productivity and work satisfaction, as well as reduced…

How to Break Free From Living in the Age of Benefits Past

By Matthew Owenby, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Aflac - in News & Insights

There is an adage that says living in the past will kill your future. It is true of life, and it is also true in the workplace: Companies that want to remain strong and retain their best assets – talented employees – continually assess their health insurance…

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Crossing the Well-being Chasm: Why we Need a Health Score

by Matt Park - in News & Insights

The Well-being Chasm If we look at “engagement” in  well-being as a journey - from initial engagement, to crossing the chasm, to complete “ownership” of one’s own health, then it would help us understand what needs to happen at different stages…

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Innovative Sleep Programs – How Sleep Is Revolutionizing The Workplace

Interview with Dr. Christopher Winter, President & Owner, CNSM Consultant - in News & Insights

At the WMTC & EHBC last year in Washington, D.C., Corporate Wellness Magazine caught up with Dr. Christopher Winters just before his presentation at the much-anticipated Sleep Summit. An emerging trend is more and more corporate offices initiating programs…

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Innovation in Benefits (Yes, Benefits)

By Alan Cohen - in News & Insights

The 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. Alan will be leading a panel discussion at EHBC, “Rise Up!…

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Future Trends in HR: The Challenge of Supporting Virtual Teams

Tara Powers - in News & Insights

You don’t need a crystal ball to predict the top HR issues in the coming years. Some are staring us right in the face… or the screen, as it happens A recent report by the World Economic Forum found that telework (also called telecommuting, working remotely…

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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…

Congressional Bill Could Allow Wellness Programs to Require Genetic Testing

Kim Bassett - in News & Insights

Very little is being said about a bill moving through Congress that would allow employers to require its employees enrolled in the company’s wellness program to submit to genetic testing. Under this bill, if the employee does not comply, the employer could…

Senate Approves Trump FDA Pick

Daniel Pyne - in News & Insights

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a 57 to 42 decision, mostly along party lines. The decision is not without controversy. Dr. Gottlieb has had close ties to the pharmaceutical and…

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Promoting Wellness and Empowering Entrepreneurs: The Promise of the 21st Century Cures Act

By Andre Bourque - in News & Insights

Perhaps one of the most significant pieces of legislation signed by President Obama is the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill enacted a little over a month before his departure from office. In terms of furthering health and wellness, the 21st Century Cures Act…

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Preparedness against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Confronting this Challenge

Micah Ali - in News & Insights

For all the worry about mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika and West Nile Virus, it would be a mistake to consider the former a problem for the State of Florida alone, while treating the latter as a phenomenon exclusive to the East Coast in general. Put…