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Wearable Devices are Coming to a Doctor Near You

Seth Golbe - in Technology

Wearable fitness trackers, the fancy watches you see people wearing today, are making a splash in the corporate wellness space. These devices track activity levels,  sleep and can even count the calories you eat. Newer models can even track blood pressure,…

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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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Wellness Programs Feeling the Heat as the EEOC Increases Its Efforts

Jennifer S. Kupper, J.D. - in Column

While wellness programs have increased in popularity, according to the 2014 UBA Health Plan Survey, actual wellness program adoption has been in a holding pattern. As one might expect, the highest percentage (58.8%) of plans offering wellness benefits came…

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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Employees who Smoke can Cost You: So How about Doing Something?

Kytle Frye - in Economics

In today’s business environment, with increasing government regulation and marked uncertainty, wise employers want to do whatever they can to be in a position to manage their costs and to increase employee productivity. With the passage of the Affordable…

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…

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Taking Control: Real Health Care Reform

Scott Leavitt - in News & Insights

The much anticipated Supreme Court ruling of the Health Care Reform’s (PPACA)

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How Can Brokers Survive Healthcare Reform?

Adam Bruckman - in News & Insights

Health care reform has America’s employers scrambling to ensure they will be in compliance, scratching their heads about certain provisions and secretly wondering if their company is prepared for what comes next.

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Healthcare for the Short Term

Mark Roberts - in Column, Focused

If you are an employer looking to provide health care options for those new workers still in their initial eligibility stage,

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The Value Proposition of a Medical Advocate Program

Bill Crimmins - in Editorial

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