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Tobacco: Addiction and Embarrassment

Smoking is a very ‘personal habit’ Working with employees and their spouses in an employer-sponsored tobacco cessation program is an eye-opener for even the most experienced wellness coach. The most reoccurring theme is the embarrassment expressed by participants…

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Hip to be Fit – A ‘How-To’ Guide for Developing Corporate Fitness Programs

Erica A. Rooney - in Features, Others

"According to a survey by Fidelity Investments® and the National Business Group on Health, employers plan to spend an average of $594 per employee on wellness-based incentives within their healthcare programs this year; marking an increase of  15  percent…

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Want to Improve Wellness ROI? Think about Where and How to Invest

Hangsheng Liu - in Features

Employers – particularly large corporations – have widely adopted wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs and improve employee productivity, morale and retention. However, studies have cast doubt on the ability of wellness programs to generate positive…

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You Are Paying More for Smoking Employees Than You Think

Elana Magen - in Economics

With the New Year ahead, many smokers are going to make ditching the nasty habit of smoking a resolution as they hope for a healthier year ahead, and that’s more than great – it’s life changing! As a 25-year ex-smoker, (celebrating my 5-year anniversary…

The new wellness rules can save employees and employers on the cost of health care

New Rules for Wellness Plans Offer Savings for Employers and Employees

Dave Monahan - in Economics

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act allows employers to reduce the cost of employees’ health insurance premiums when they participate in programs encouraging exercise

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From Policy to Outcomes: How One Employer Reduced Tobacco Use Among Employees

Anne Weaver - in Worksite Wellness

Despite a steady reduction in the prevalence of adult cigarette smokers in the United States,

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Five Trends Shaping Health and Wellness at the Workplace

Jennifer Patel - in Worksite Wellness

Corporate wellness programs are a recent mega-trend impacting businesses of all sizes. Businesses are integrating wellness strategies to create an...

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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,

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Innovative Smoking Cessation Programs Drive Solid Results

Beena Thomas - in Focused

Ever since the first Surgeon General’s report was released nearly fifty50 years ago, the medical and financial consequences of tobacco use have become widely known.

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Digital Health Coaching: Prescription for Improving Corporate Wellness Programs

Kevin Wildenhaus, Ph.D. - in Focused

In 1735, Benjamin Franklin published a letter in The Pennsylvania Gazette, offering his now famous axiom, “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure.”

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Hockey Legend’s Death Brings Awareness of Heart Disease

Scott Foster - in News & Insights

Retired Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks tough guy Bob Probert died recently after an apparent heart attack while boating with his family.

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Getting Started on the Road to Better Health

Careington International - in Focused

It’s no secret that saving money is a great incentive to get employees started with a wellness program. Some people need that extra push that gives them a reason to go to the gym, to the doctor, or to take a walk.

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