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Moving Employee Health Into Action

Tanja Madsen - in Column

It wasn’t too long ago that C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon general, challenged Americans to "create a smoke-free society in the United States by the year 2000."1 Boeing Co. stepped up to the challenge in 1984 and became the largest U.S. company to…

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How to Protect Your Business and Employees from Identity Theft Risks

Page Elliott - in Column

Data breach and identity theft risks continue to plague businesses and consumers alike. Large-scale exposures—hitting organizations from nationwide retail and restaurant chains to multi-state hospital systems—are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes…

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Why Employers Should Pay Attention to the Financial Wellness of their Employees

Josh Verne - in Economics

Financial stress could be an invisible shackle hampering the productivity of your employees. Stacks of research clearly show that happy, stress-free employees are the most productive. It is in an employer’s best interest to cultivate a positive workplace…

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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.…

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4 Tips to Improve Company Health Culture

Sean Gallivan - in Worksite Wellness

Healthcare is a $2.8 trillion a year industry in the United States, which is the highest spend per country in the world, but the U.S. is by no means the healthiest. In order to create a healthier nation and put those dollars to making a difference in society,…

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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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The Carrot or the Stick? How about the Retirement Plan!

Scott Pooch - in Economics

The success of a wellness program links directly to the level of engagement and participation of the employee population. For years, the debate has raged over how to drive greater utilization by using rewards (a carrot), or penalties (a stick) to motivate…

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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…

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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…

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Employee Healthcare Cost Containment – A Strategy that Works

Jonathan Spero, M.D - in Economics

American employers will be looking forward to another year of rising healthcare costs for their employees and dependents. Despite countless incremental solutions such as wellness programs, consumer driven healthcare and provider payment reform, there has been…

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

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Employer Wellness Programs: Are They Worth the Money?

Vince Han - in Economics

As HR executives and wellness directors navigate the rapidly developing employer-sponsored wellness landscape, a common plea from C-level management is for more clarity around ROI (Return on Investment). For every dollar spent to support employee wellness,…