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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 with Disabilities Act (ADA) against employers who sponsor certain types of wellness programs for their employees.…

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The Real ROI for Employee Wellness Programs

Jennifer Schaefer - in Column

 An upbeat, healthy, happy, productive and revenue-generating workforce -- Isn’t that what every employer wants? You can’t connect smiles on faces to sales, or inches lost to revenue gained, but employers can measure the effectiveness of their employee…

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Corporate Wellness: Push the Envelope Toward Lower Healthcare Costs

Wellness, as we know it, is at a crossroads. For those of us who have been in the industry a while – a long while – we are seeing opportunity and change. We are seeing employers from all industries looking for the silver bullet that will bend the steep…

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…

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Why Employers Should Pay Attention to the Financial Wellness of their Employees

Josh Verne - in Economics

Financial stress could be an invisible shackle hampering the productivity of your employees. Stacks of research clearly show that happy, stress-free employees are the most productive. It is in an employer’s best interest to cultivate a positive workplace…

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Investing in a Culture of Healthy Eating

Natasha Léger - in Worksite Wellness

Americans spend approximately half of their waking hours at work. While employers may suggest that the majority of these individuals are healthy, the data indicates otherwise. These “healthy” individuals are at risk of being diagnosed with a medical illness…

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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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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…

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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.…

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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Wearables Set to Rejuvenate Corporate Wellness

Srinivasa Vanukuri - in News & Insights

Digital fitness trackers are the latest to make inroads into the employee wellness segment. Studies indicate that over 13 million such wearable activity-tracking devices will be streamlined into employee wellness programs by 2018. This figure hovered around…

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Three Styles of Communication that Will Keep Your Employees Engaged in your Wellness Program

Jill Shah - in Worksite Wellness

With the rise of the chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease, and the increasing cost of employer health insurance claims