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).…

Culinary Genomics: Conversing with Your Genes

Roberta L. Kline, MD FACOG and Joe R. Veltmann, FAAIM DCCN - in Cancer, Diabetes, Genomics, Mental Health, News & Insights

Here is a little-known fun fact:  the food we consume at each meal “talks” with our genes. Yes, as improbable as it seems—a vibrant “conversation” occurs every time you eat or drink.  While it has been known for centuries that food can be healing…

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…

Can Tech Help Manage Mental Health in the Workplace?

A human being is only as healthy as his or her mind is, and mental illness is a rather silent, slowly developing health problem that significantly reduces employee health and productivity. Employers are gradually beginning to see how vital managing employee…

Getting to the Heart of Employee Wellness and Health

February is the American Heart Month or the heart health awareness month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The month of February is dedicated to heart health as a reminder to employers to pause and reflect on how heart healthy their employees are.…

How to implement technology into your employee wellness plan

Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, M.D., MPH - in Focused

Corporate wellness programs are growing steadily, and many companies are betting they will keep their costs under control. But how employers utilize technology to fit their workforces’ needs is a critical success factor. Wellness is rapidly evolving and…

What Should Employers do About Healthcare?

Rob Thurston - in Editorial

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how can an employer avoid the twin problems of the Cadillac Tax and ever-increasing healthcare costs? The Cadillac tax has been delayed from starting in 2018. Now it will begin for plans beginning on…

Take Control of Healthcare – Open a Worksite Clinic!

Larry S. Boress - in Focused

With healthcare costs continuing to increase while quality, access, and satisfaction with the health system declines, many employers have decided to optimize their benefit dollars by offering an onsite or near-site clinic to their covered populations. This…

Moving Beyond The Benefits Basics

Brenda Mullins - in Focused

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), medical debts account for 52 percent of debt collections actions that appear on consumer credit reports.[i] With high-deductible insurance plans and the rising costs of medical care, employers would…

Risk-Based Health Interventions Lead to Improvements – A Case Study

Danielle Keenan & Jeralyn Brossfield - in Case Study

It's no surprise that chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension and severe obesity are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Together, they are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths and kill more than 1.7 million Americans…

How Precision Health is Helping Aetna Employees Prevent Chronic Disease

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Genomics

With a workforce of more than 50,000 active employees, Aetna, like the bulk of its employer customers, is committed to well-being and prevention programs that will help its employees reduce their risks of developing costly, preventable chronic diseases. As…

A New Test to Reduce Your Company’s Prescription Drug Costs

By PM Solutions - in Genomics

What Is Pharmacogenomic Testing? Simply put, PGx can determine how each individual metabolizes nearly 95 percent of the most commonly prescribed oral medication, avoiding costly trial and error prescribing and minimizing the risk of costly and life-threatening…