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Financial wellness programs can help employee wellness by reducing stress and helping employees take control of their life.

Beyond the Paycheck: When Does a Financial Wellness Program Make Sense?

With wages flat and health care costs rising, employees are looking to their employers for answers to ease their financial ills. Employees tend to trust their employer more than they do their accountant or stockbroker, according to industry experts who…

Choosing the right hospital can save you money.

Choosing the Right Hospital: Helping Employees Avoid Potential Harm

Are your employees exposed to medical errors or perhaps even overtreatment—and if so, as an employer, what is your responsibility? Fifteen years ago, after the Institute of Medicine published a 223-page report called To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health…

Employee medical bill reviews can help healthcare costs

Employee Medical Bill Reviews: Keeping Medical Costs Low

It’s no secret that healthcare costs have been rising in recent years and are projected to continue to climb for years to come. This is why it’s so important to be proactive and take measures to keep healthcare costs low. There are several vital steps…

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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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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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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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Corporate Wellness: Push the Envelope Toward Lower Healthcare Costs

Wellness, as we know it, is at a crossroads. For those of us who have been in the industry a while – a long while – we are seeing opportunity and change. We are seeing employers from all industries looking for the silver bullet that will bend the steep…

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Beyond Healthcare Costs: Investments in Wellness as Source of Business Value

Bruce Sherman - in Features

Human resources and, more specifically, benefits departments, have traditionally been viewed as organizational centers responsible for managing benefits costs. Now, there is increasing recognition that strategic investment in health and well-being can have…

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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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Smart Prevention — Spend a Little, Save a Lot

Steve Mister - in Economics

Note to reader: This article is based on information from a Frost & Sullivan economic analysis, “Smart Prevention—Healthcare Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.” The report was funded through a grant from the CRN…

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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…