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…

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…

5 Ways Managers Can Support Well-Being Improvement

by Henry Albrecht - in Worksite Wellness

Manager support matters. A lot. In fact, our research indicates that managers are the single most important driver of how supported your people feel. And when employees feel their employer supports their well-being, they’re 38 percent more engaged. Managers…

The Sound of Wellness: Patience for Your Patients

Michael Shaw - in Column

If you want to hear the sound of wellness, listen to the work of a concierge audiologist. Watch that doctor perform her job because it is cause for celebration and a summons to update the Hippocratic oath, to include a sentence of aphoristic style and professional…