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Nucor Steel's weight loss program had employees changing their mind on food and sleep..

Nucor Steel Medical Weight-Loss Program

Nucor Steel, a Fortune 300 company and the largest manufacturer of recycled steel in the United States, embodies a culture that can be summarized by a decentralized management philosophy, performance-based compensation, customer service and quality, technical…

Using calipers to determine body fat

Body Fat or BMI: The Employer’s Dilemma

Obesity is a common condition and is increasing in prevalence in the United States and globally.  Obesity is defined as a state of excess adipose tissue and is associated with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, musculoskeletal…

A businessman counting his money.

Investing in Employee Wellness – How You Can Achieve a 17:1 ROI

Erin Morrow - in Features, Others

By: Erin Morrow Determining the return on investment (ROI) of a wellness program can be difficult. Looking beyond the immediate healthcare costs and utilization will help any organization understand the broader value of its investment. Although solid projections…

A team of doctors

Saint Luke’s Health System – ‘Role Model’ for Personal Health Improvement and Responsible Healthcare Consumption

Elise Meyer - in Features, Others

Companies in the United States first introduced workplace wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs. As those programs matured, companies learned that nurturing employee health and wellness had benefits well beyond financial gains. Today, as a recent Towers…

A piggy bank getting an exam

Investing in a Culture of Healthy Eating

Natasha Léger - in Worksite Wellness

Americans spend approximately half of their waking hours at work. While employers may suggest that the majority of these individuals are healthy, the data indicates otherwise. These “healthy” individuals are at risk of being diagnosed with a medical illness…

An incentive motivating an employee

A Look at Incentives and How They Impact Motivation

Susan Zbikowski - in Economics

The use of financial incentives to encourage employee participation in health and wellness programs has grown steadily in recent years, and is now the norm. Included in this year’s Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health employer survey was the finding…

A man working on a laptop waiting for the bus

Creating a Corporate Travel Culture of Healthy Eating

Natasha Léger - in Others

With rising rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, come higher healthcare costs for employers. As a result, corporate wellness services have become a $2 billion industry[i]. Corporate business travel, on the other hand, is a $274 billion…

A man looking at the missing piece of the wellness puzzle, i.e. incentives

Reinventing Corporate Wellness Incentives to Drive Actual Results

Grace Dickinson - in Economics

For years, most corporate wellness programs have done little more than “look good” as an added benefit on paper. Health culture within companies has gone neglected, with associated programs given little attention and their initial goals often left incomplete.…

A woman running at dawn

Money for Wellness: Mobilizing Employees to Be Active and Healthy

Dale Marion - in Others

The great challenge concerning corporate wellness is a matter of how, instead of why. That is, the question of the importance of this issue asks and answers itself; we know that a healthy workforce, sound in mind and body, makes for a more productive and cooperative…

Analytics like this will be the future of wellness programs and cost savings

Results Based Wellness Revealed Through Analytics

Richard Kersh - in Worksite Wellness

The prevalence of outcomes-based wellness programs in combination with incentives and disincentives are becoming increasingly

Obamacare's wellness regulations are in

A Review of the New Wellness Regulations: A Departure from Personal Responsibility & Accountability for Health

Lisa M. Holland - in News & Insights

As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, wellness programs have received new regulations. This article outlines the changes made to these programs, and how to comply with the new law. These changes are to how programs operate, and how…

Wellness interventions now can prevent worse health outcomes later

Choosing Wellness Interventions

Lisa Weston - in Others

Corporate wellness can be a confusing landscape for those new to the industry. Lisa Weston detials what to make of all of these abberviations, and how to best implements these programs. This is a useful guide of where to begin any wellness program.