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A Growing Population Means a Growing Number of Caregivers

Christin Kuretich, Director, Product & Innovation, Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions - in Others

It’s an impossible spot to be in at times – balancing the care needed for a loved one with the regular responsibilities of work and family. Regardless, the world of caregiving has expanded. This growing, aging population that’s living longer and developing…

To Bundle or Not to Bundle: That is the Benefits Question

By Dan Gechter - in Others

We have all become accustomed to bundling in our everyday lives. It's usually presented as a cost-savings vehicle but even jaded consumers have come to suspect there is more to a bundled service offer than just altruism. When you're crafting an effective Voluntary…

Wellness and a Pledge to Defend Mother Nature

Lewis Fein - in Others

If we are to make personal wellness the priority it should be and corporate wellness the prerogative it must be, if we are to enjoy the benefits of Mother Nature and experience a bounty of natural remedies – if we are to do some of these things, never mind…

Wellness from a Collective Well of Knowledge

Lewis Fein - in Others

Sometimes personal wellness is a statement of personal history, of a series of customs and traditions, of a collection of homemade remedies and a book of ingredients – more like a mental album of recommendations to lessen pain and improve a variety of conditions…

The New Rules of Identity Theft Protection for Employees

By Kevin Renner - in Others

Anndorie Cromar was in her thirties when Utah’s child protective services called to report that her newborn daughter had tested positive for methamphetamine. And because of that, she was at risk of having the state take custody of her children. But the mother…

Personal Wellness and Companionship: Healthy and Fun Courtship

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Personal wellness is, as I will never tire of writing, indispensable to corporate wellness. That sense of health – and happiness – often starts with dating or companionship, where the emotional support of a friend or future loved one is as restorative…

Advancing Corporate Wellness by Achieving Personal Wellness: The Journey of a Single Seed to the Shelf of Science and Commerce

Michael Shaw - in Others

As I am wont to remind readers, corporate wellness is impossible without personal wellness: It requires an understanding of and a commitment to science and technology, beginning with increased awareness of the journey of a single seed to the shelf – the…

How to Stay Fit While Travelling

Sloane Davis - in Others

I always tell my clients that the goal should be to maintain, not gain while away.  And while I am an advocate for living life and enjoying all that is has to offer, going on vacation shouldn’t become a free for all to throw in the towel when it comes to…

Promoting Wellness by Reforming the Way we Store and Protect Food

Michael Shaw - in Others

If we want to promote personal wellness – if want to have a healthier and more active citizenry – we should look at those things that fight for valuable shelf space in closets, cupboards, kitchens, attics, basements and garages. We should look at ways…

Engaging the Aging Workforce Through Targeted Health Promotion Programming

Joseph Giandonato, and Victor Tringali - in Others

It is certainly no secret that our nation's workforce, a cohort that represents 63 percent of the US population, is getting older. In 2010, US Census Bureau projected that one-third of the workforce will be age 50 or older by the year 2016. And while scores…

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Josh Wildeman - in Others

The sedentary bug has been touted as ‘the new smoking’, but what exactly does that mean for HR and wellness executives in modern office-based businesses? The first thing to be clear on is that sedentary behavior (sitting) is not the same as being physically…

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Creating Effective Benefits Communication

Marcia Otto - in Others

Digital technology has transformed most aspects of employees’ day-to-day lives – and workplace benefits programs are no exception. Yet while it’s easy to think technology has displaced live communication, the reality is, technology acts as a complement…