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Voluntary Benefits: How to Help Build Healthier Workforce

Philip Kaufman - in Column, Voluntary Benefits

Businesses looking to reduce healthcare costs might consider eliminating ancillary benefits, such as vision, dental, disability and life insurance. But before doing so, there are compelling reasons to continue to offer or add these benefits — either purchased,…

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Advanced Analytics Methodology: Describe, Diagnose, Predict and Prescribe

Rabih Suki - in Focused

The spiraling cost of healthcare faced by our nation has reached more than $2 trillion and its inflationary pressures remain thus far unabated, outpacing all other categories of spending increase by many multiples. Within this vast number, healthcare w

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Is There More Than One Way of Calculating Return on Investment for Corporate Wellness Programs?

Karen L. Andalman - in Economics

Measuring the return on investment (ROI) has been an extremely controversial topic among wellness professionals for quite some time. I am not convinced that there is any real industry standard formula -and that becomes the challenge. Studies support that worksite…

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Effective Disease Prevention Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag

Mike Payne - in News & Insights

Healthcare expenditure in the U.S. in 2014 is forecasted to be $3.8 trillion. Despite this staggering sum, three in every four Americans will die prematurely from a chronic disease - conditions that are related to lifestyle, habit or circumstance. The plain…

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What’s Wrong With Wellness?

Dr. Bruce Campbell - in News & Insights

In order to build a culture of wellness in an organization, it’s important to be clear about what wellness means, the goals of the wellness program, what the program’s components are, and how the program “fits” into the work of the organization. Historically,…

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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…

Wellness Programs under the ACA: What Employers Need to Know

Gary Cassidy - in News & Insights

Businesses clearly see the value in offering health and wellness plans. In fact, 80 percent of employers already offer health and wellness plans[i]. This begs an interesting question: If so many businesses see the value in these kinds of plans, why are only…

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It’s Not Only About Dialysis: CKD Management – a New Paradigm

Employers utilizing specialized CKD intervention tools in a controllable high-cost population can give

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Tell the Right Story with Your Program Reporting Processes

The secret to success in reporting is to tell a credible story about the value of health promotion

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How Governments and Unions Can Protect Their Healthcare Coverage While Reducing Taxpayer Costs

Peter Burchard - in Economics

The severity of the healthcare cost and wellness crisis faced by state and local governments is beyond the pale. Combined with unfunded pension...

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Corporate Wellness: Utilizing Smartphones for Chronic Disease Management

Pamela Swingley - in Selling & Marketing

In a perfect world, none of us would have to take any medications. Our meals would consist mostly of fruits, vegetables and grains.

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Using Technology for Increased Employee Engagement in Health and Fitness Programs

Dave Monahan - in Focused

The biggest contributor to rising US healthcare costs, according to the CDC, is life style choice.