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Paula Turnquist

Paula Turnquist
Paula Turnquist joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 2013 as sales manager of Employer Products. She is responsible for the sales of products and services ranging from employer group health plans to Executive Health and Occupational Medicine programs. Paula is originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is a Nursing and Health Care Administration graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She has worked in healthcare since 1976 serving major hospital systems, physician practices, venture capital start-ups and large insurance carriers.

What the population growth of Houston could mean for employers

Posted by Paula Turnquist on May 30, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Houston boasts a steady rate of growth annually with potential for further expansion in the coming years, thanks to the city’s affordable standard of living. People from several national and international locations settle in Houston every year, boosting the economy and increasing profit margins for employers. If employers hope to attract the best talent, it’s important to look at popular benefits offered in other states and countries.

Paid family leave. The United States severely lags behind other developed countries in this area. The only law in effect is unpaid maternal leave with job security; but only about 60% of women qualify for this benefit. If you want to attract top talent, looking into paid family leave is your best option. Universally, it’s the most popular benefit offered.

Retirement plans. Financial security for the future is important for employees. Most older employees are working past the average retirement age of 60. If their employer can help them save or provide resources so they can reach their financial goals, employees are more likely to stay on with that employer.

Health insurance. The best benefit you can give to someone migrating to Houston is the promise of medical benefits. Programs and plans that can adapt to an individual’s unique medical needs, emergencies, and a busy lifestyle, are a company’s best bet. For all of those perks and more, look into customizing a KelseyCare health plan today.

Prescription costs got you down? Keep them low.

Posted by Paula Turnquist on May 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM

It’s in every company’s best interest to save money and save their employees money. Why then does the burden of prescription drug costs shift to members in an effort to contain costs? There are better ways to lower costs and save everyone’s dollars, below are just a few.

What women want in the workforce

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Apr 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Today, a little over half of the American workforce is comprised by women, and the percentage is projected to grow in the coming years. As the American workforce continues to evolve, the benefits offered to retain and attract this population should as well. Below are a few benefits managers can suggest.

Financial Wellness: Good for health and your pockets

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Mar 16, 2018 9:33:24 AM

Financial security is a concern for everyone, whether employer or employee. Whether you’ve implemented a financial wellness plan or not, below are just a few of the benefits to convince you to invest.

Make your next company health fair healthy and fun!

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Mar 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

As health fairs become increasingly more common, the search to find ideas to keep employees engaged and participating becomes even harder. Whether you’re new to the idea of health fairs or you haven’t had quite the turnout you hoped for, here are a few tips for this year’s health fair.

Combining company health with company culture

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Feb 22, 2018 10:27:11 AM

Encouraging employees to live healthy lives can be challenging, and building a company culture takes time, patience, and incentive. Events can help a team create bonds and build trust. Typical events may include an office party, a weekend retreat, or a weekday happy hour. Below are ideas on how to promote a culture of health while your employees bond.

The benefits of paid family leave

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Feb 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM


While recent arguments have brewed over whether paid family leave in the United States should be a government or an employer covered benefit, there has never been disagreement over how beneficial it can be for parents. The major concern lies in the return of interest for employers. Not only does a business lose a possibly integral employee for months at a time, but paying for that employee and a replacement doesn’t seem worth it, at least in the short term. However, paid family leave can benefit both employers and employees in the long run.

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Want well-rested employees this winter?

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Jan 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

It’s winter, a time when employees go on vacation, gain weight, and potentially lose sleep according to the National Sleep Foundation. Conditions such as insomnia and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can cause problems for your employees, so here are a few tips to help them be more rested and focused.

The benefits of telemedicine

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Jan 3, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In this age of technology it’s no surprise that healthcare has adjusted to fit the needs of both busy patients and doctors by offering telemedicine services. While telemedicine can’t be used for all medical purposes and can be a difficult transition to some, employers will find that with telemedicine everyone is a winner.

Modernizing the workplace

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Dec 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As millennials continue to take over the workforce- a projected 75% by 2025 according to the Governance Studies at Brookings—benefit programs must adjust with them. Here are a few ways to attract and keep this new talent.

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