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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…

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Want to Improve Wellness ROI? Think about Where and How to Invest

Hangsheng Liu - in Features

Employers – particularly large corporations – have widely adopted wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs and improve employee productivity,…

A doctor listening to a plastic valentine's day heart

The Hearts Given Away on Valentine’s Day Should be Healthy (and Insured)

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and romantics throughout the nation have hearts and flowers on their minds. Perhaps it’s only appropriate that February…

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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…

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Follow the Leader

Karen L. Andalman - in Focused

Follow the Leader In the quest for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace, it is imperative that senior level management take the lead. From an early age, we are conditioned to follow the positive examples set by our parents, older siblings and teachers.…

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…

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Wellness Coaching Positively Impacts Corporate Culture

Karen L. Andalman - in Others

Employers know wellness coaching is a leading solution for cost savings and risk reduction. Not only can it affect long-term gains for the employer, but also it can create a resource for employees and spouses to learn strategies for changing lifestyle behaviors-further…

The new wellness rules can save employees and employers on the cost of health care

New Rules for Wellness Plans Offer Savings for Employers and Employees

Dave Monahan - in Economics

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act allows employers to reduce the cost of employees’ health insurance premiums when they participate in programs encouraging exercise

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

Employee eating and talking on the phone from his desk.

Get Up From Your Desk. Sitting is Lethal!

Kim Snider - in Others

We sit. And we sit a lot. We sit in front of the TV. We sit at our desks. We sit in the car. And that’s not good.

An employee at work with back pain

The Sitting Crisis

Chip Mills - in Others

America's work culture is one of sitting in front of a computer screen for hours everyday. The dangers of prolonged sitting are becoming more and more apparent. New trends in some workplaces are designed to combat this. The trend of standing desks not only…

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…