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Obamacare Under the Lens

The Impact of Obamacare on Corporate Wellness Programs

Greg Justice, MA - in Column

Healthcare in general has been an issue that has been widely discussed in recent years. When Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), took effect there were many people looking in different directions to see what the impact would be. Those companies that…

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…

An employee check his watch, waiting for the employer mandate to take effect.

Employer Mandate Delayed

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

For the time being – at least a year -- employers now have a little bit of breathing room after the Obama Administration decided to delay the employer mandate and insurer reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

A worksite wellness program has to potential to change someone from being obese to being a runner.

Making Your Wellness Program Work: Its All About Corporate Culture and Permanent Lifestyle Change

Dr. Jerry Kornfeld - in Worksite Wellness

An often overlooked part of any corporate wellness program is the culture of the company. If the company does not value health, then any attempt to make employees healthier is doomed to failure. Chaning that culture can be difficul, but not impossible. In…

A road sign with the word "change" on it.

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.