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Offering incentives can improve employee health

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Jan 12, 2017 2:36:00 PM

Do incentives for health actually work? If your employer offers you something that might help you stay healthier — exercise programs, for example, or even a break on health insurance premiums — would it work?

A recent study suggests that such programs would have an impact on you and likely many of your coworkers. In the field of healthcare, as in so many other places, properly crafted incentives simply work. 

Let us s​how you how you can save 15-30% on your company's total medical  costs. 

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Adding sizzle to your wellness program

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Nov 4, 2016 1:26:55 PM

Corporate wellness programs seem to be getting more popular recently, with businesses of all sizes reaping the benefits of a healthier workforce and bottom line. For many employers, however, starting a wellness program can be a daunting task. Even more challenging is getting employees to participate and stick with it.

Here are some essential steps to get you there:

Why most wellness programs are destined to fail

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Oct 5, 2016 11:20:37 AM

Despite their short-lived surge in popularity, wellness programs were never quite able to live up to their potential. Study after study have shown that employees simply don't enjoy participating in their company's incentive programs as much as their HR departments had hoped. While the reasons for this apathetic attitude vary from person to person, new research suggests a major gap between the incentives these programs offer and those their members actually want.

Businesses find numerous ways to realize health savings

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Jun 21, 2016 4:28:52 PM

The state of employee health and wellness can have a big effect on any business. Unhealthy employees are less productive, which can impact the bottom line and put a strain on a business health insurance costs. In recent years, we have seen many firms seek out creative solutions to this problem.

Re-thinking your employee wellness program

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Apr 7, 2016 11:36:05 AM

On paper, wellness programs seem like a terrific idea. By encouraging your employees to make healthy lifestyle decisions, they improve the well-being and productivity of your workforce, as well as reduce your healthcare costs as their employer. However, as time has taught many payers, low participation has kept many of even the most well-designed wellness programs from delivering on these promises.

Wellness programs linked to stock performance in new study

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Mar 15, 2016 11:49:27 AM

Organizations that invest in employee wellness programs have always been able to expect a more healthy workforce, but new data suggests they might also see significant financial benefits.

PPACA loosens rules for workplace wellness programs

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Feb 24, 2016 11:06:45 AM

Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA for short, more companies have experimented with workplace wellness programs. However, while the healthcare reform law incentivizes these practices, it stands in contrast with provisions in laws that work against them. Last year, the federal government took steps to reconcile these differences.

How to encourage employee participation in a wellness program

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Jan 7, 2016 9:15:59 AM

Employer-provided wellness programs are becoming more popular for a variety of reasons, including reduced days taken off, improved worker benefits and better employee retention. According to one recent study, 60 percent of employers experienced reduced healthcare costs since introducing one of these programs in the workplace. Nearly 80 percent reported increased employee productivity throughout any given day.

How can you create a wellness program within your company?

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Dec 29, 2015 11:05:49 AM

If you are interested in improving the health of your workforce in 2016, a wellness program is an effective solution. Here are a few ways you can successfully start up and run a wellness program at your company.

3 ways to create a successful wellness program

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Dec 10, 2015 8:40:00 AM

If you are interested in creating a wellness program for your company, you will need to work hard to get it up and running. Simply changing a policy or two will not get the job done. Here are a few tips that will ensure the success of a company wellness program.

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