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Corporate Wellness and Urban Hospitals: A Partnership for Good Health

Michael D. Shaw - in News & Insights

Corporate wellness is often, as a matter of physical location and the ready accessibility to doctors and nurses, a critical part of the success of urban hospitals. That is, companies with offices within or near a major city, separated by nothing more than…

Elevating Safety Performance by Integrating Wellness: A Construction Case Study

Lise Kafka - in Worksite Wellness

Over the last twenty years, ergonomists and safety professionals have been highly successful in reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries across several industries. Though the employee front observed marked success, safety and human resources…

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,…

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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…

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Engaging Wellness for your Organization

Mark Roberts - in Others

The big buzz in employee health care for the past two years has been, and continues to be, wellness.

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The Business Case for Wellness Programs

Fiona Gathright - in Economics

Powerful wellness programs educate employees about healthy choices and provide the support and

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Good Dieting Will Dramatically Benefit the Economy

Brian Black - in Economics

Philly.com wrote earlier this year that one-third of Americans are in families that are having trouble paying

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Effectively Fighting Back Against Cancer

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

It goes without saying that cancer is a ruthless enemy that has affected each of us in one way

A dentist and dental hygenist examining a patient's mouth.

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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Why Can’t the Industry Just Get Along?

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

I’ll be honest with you; I am scared for our industry. It is hardly a secret that the employee benefits industry is disorganized. Sadly, things...

A large employer like this has had a self funded plan in place for a long time, but mid-size plans can benefit too.

Midsize Firms Can Benefit From a Self-Funded Health Care Plan

Burt Wilson - in News & Insights

It’s easy to understand why many large firms (1,000 to 5,000+ lives) opt for self-funded healthcare plans – they can be an effective way to mitigate the escalating cost of healthcare.

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Live Well and Be Well

Mark Roberts - in Worksite Wellness

The buzzword among employers, especially this year, is wellness. Many employers have put an employee plan in place that includes a wellness element. However,