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James Kelley explains how consumer behavior can help you understand hat your employees need from wellness.

Understanding Consumer Behavior Leads to Understanding Your Employees

James Kelley Ph.D - in Others

Employees in your finance department are not the same as employees in the call center, so treating them as such may result in missed opportunities to engage them in wellness initiatives. Utilizing consumer behavior (CB) to segment your employee population…

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Corporate Wellness Programs – What’s Working, What’s Not

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in News & Insights

Employee engagement is crucial to sustaining a strong wellness program. The initial goal of implementing a wellness program within an organization is…

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EEOC Proposed Rules Provide Long-Awaited Guidance for Wellness Programs

Susan M. Nash - in Column

For the past few years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has flexed its muscle by bringing legal actions to enforce the Americans…

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Saint Luke’s Health System – ‘Role Model’ for Personal Health Improvement and Responsible Healthcare Consumption

Elise Meyer - in Features, Others

Companies in the United States first introduced workplace wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs. As those programs matured, companies learned that nurturing employee health and wellness had benefits well beyond financial gains. Today, as a recent Towers…

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A Look at Incentives and How They Impact Motivation

Susan Zbikowski - in Economics

The use of financial incentives to encourage employee participation in health and wellness programs has grown steadily in recent years, and is now the norm. Included in this year’s Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health employer survey was the finding…

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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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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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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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Affordably Creating a Wellness Culture At a Small Company: A Case Study

Andrew Pickens - in Worksite Wellness

Rising healthcare premiums, high claims rates, poor benefit offerings. All of these factors can spell trouble for a small company trying to maintain strong participation in its benefit plans. To target each of these issues, one of the best routes is to implement…

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Weight Loss Programs – Shed the Pounds and Save Some Money

Jeff Hyman - in Economics

There aren’t many companies that couldn’t use an extra million dollars. If you run a company with a thousand employees, that’s how much you could be saving by instituting a corporate wellness program for your employees. Studies show that two-thirds of…

A man looking at the missing piece of the wellness puzzle, i.e. incentives

Reinventing Corporate Wellness Incentives to Drive Actual Results

Grace Dickinson - in Economics

For years, most corporate wellness programs have done little more than “look good” as an added benefit on paper. Health culture within companies has gone neglected, with associated programs given little attention and their initial goals often left incomplete.…