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Depression in the Workplace: The Unexpected Threat to your Company

A significant and consistent focus for any organization is reducing costs to improve its financial bottom line. This emphasis on spending can often result in limitations on travel, policies on employee spending, or staff layoffs. Yet, the effect of an employee’s…

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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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Veteran’s Day Tips for Employers: Easing Veterans’ Return to Work

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Others

Tens of thousands of troops have returned to the U.S. in the past several years after serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. As Veterans Day approaches, it’s a good time for employers to reflect on the importance of hiring veterans and helping them…

Communication is what makes wellness initiatives fit together.

Effective Communication with Employee Interaction

Kerry Alison Wekelo - in Selling & Marketing

Let’s start this discussion with a few questions. When do you listen to what others have to say? At what point do you disengage your attention? What type of communication is most effective and captivates you to wanting to know every detail? We live in a…

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The Bottom Line on Wellness

Sue Parks - in News & Insights

The Bottom Line The success of a wellness program, in terms of changed behavior and the bottom line, hinges on integrating all planning, activities and efforts into one vibrant, measurable initiative. A key requirement of this integration and the development…

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Employers Make Costly Healthcare Mistakes Every Day

Most readers will find it hard to believe that a vast majority of employers are costing themselves millions of dollars every year. That is to say that they are totally on board with conventional medicine’s approach to addressing our crisis of chronic disease…

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High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?

Chris Ciatto - in News & Insights

High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?   Ponder these questions for a moment: Would you like to improve employee engagement in your health and well-being programs? Are you trying to build a culture of health? Is your office environment a barrier to…

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…

The evolution of corporate wellness and worksite fitness programs

The Evolving Nature of Worksite Wellness: Contingent Incentives Move to the Leading Edge

Dr. William H West - in Economics

For over three decades, U.S. employers have made a significant investment in worksite wellness. Progressive CEOs have championed wellness as a foundational value of their corporate culture. Wellness program directors have deployed health risk questionnaires,…

A helping hand can help employee jump the wellness gap

‘Dangling the Carrot’ – Using Incentives to Achieve Corporate Health and Wellness Goals

Sue Blankenhagen - in Worksite Wellness

In recent years, human resource offices across North America have made it a priority to elevate their levels of corporate health and wellness. Companies are clearly recognizing that employee wellness programs benefit everyone, especially as healthcare costs…

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Mobile Technology: A New Tool for Curbing Employer Healthcare Costs   

Robert Oscar - in Economics

As healthcare reform shifts into high gear, a growing number of employers recognize the value of convenient, streamlined health information and access. Specifically, they are investing in mobile health (mHealth) -- the use of mobile technology devices and…

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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…