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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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The Five Benefits of Workplace Fitness Culture

Tricia Drevits - in Worksite Wellness

Americans are on the job more than workers in many countries are. According to a 2013 study by the International Labor Organization, 85.8 percent of American men and 66.5 percent of American women work more than 40 hours per week. We work 137 more hours per…

The final regulations from the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, have been released. Here is what you need to know.

Wellness Programs Final Regulations

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

On Wednesday May 29, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued a final rule concerning wellness programs in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). There has already been a proposed regulation issued in November…

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…

Wellness programs do more than improve health, they foster an active, productive lifestyle.

Employee Wellness Programs for a More Productive Workforce

Donna Haybarger - in Worksite Wellness

Healthcare in the United States has reached a crisis point. The cost of medical treatment is 274 times greater today than in 1950, even though the average cost of all other goods

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Addiction and the Workplace: Improving Employees’ Access to Treatment

Phillip Greer - in Others

Substance abuse has a profoundly negative effect on the workplace in terms of decreased productivity

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Oral Cancer: An Inside look

Nearly 36,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer and another 7,600 will die from the disease

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ACA Guidelines for Wellness Programs

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

In the recent election, one of the hot button issues was that of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the long election behind us and the results finally in, it appears healthcare reform is here to stay.

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A Roadmap to Changing Eating Patterns in Accordance with Dietary Guidelines

Poor diet and physical inactivity can lead to many chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes,

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Moving the Wellness Needle, Compressing the Trend Curve

Joe Torella - in News & Insights

Critics of the new federal healthcare reform (HCR) provisions assert that the law is largely a move toward increased cost and higher taxes to cover the cost. HCR is a reality one must embrace, rather than simply criticize.

Wellness programs can be a potential legal issue, but these tips can help you avoid costly litigation.

Could your Employee Wellness Program Cause a Law Suit?

After decades of fighting for health care reform we finally took the first big step towards improving health care access, quality and delivery in the U.S., and health promotion in the workplace has received a big boost. The final health care bill includes…

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The 8 Best Strategies You Can Implement to Rescue Corporate Health Risks and Costs

Scott Foster - in Worksite Wellness

Do you like movies? If you do, it is probably because they provide a temporary distraction from the stress of everyday life. They focus on someone’s problems other than your own.

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