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Activate Wellness Programs to Achieve Key Workforce and Bottom-Line Objectives

Activate Wellness Programs to Achieve Key Workforce and Bottom-Line Objectives

Audrey Boone Tillman, Aflac’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Services

In today’s changing economic climate, companies are always looking for ways to balance financial responsibility with keeping employees happy in the workplace Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
New Rules for Wellness Plans Offer Savings for Employers and Employees

New Rules for Wellness Plans Offer Savings for Employers and Employees

Dave Monahan: President, CEO of FitLinxx

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 Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Engaging Wellness for your Organization

Engaging Wellness for your Organization

Mark Roberts

The big buzz in employee health care for the past two years has been, and continues to be, wellness. Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Improving Wellness by Ending the Physical and Psychological Stress of Commuting

Improving Wellness by Ending the Physical and Psychological Stress of Commuting

Bill James

The greatest source of work-related stress does not occur at the office. Before an employee reads and answers emails, returns calls and accepts summary requests from managers and bosses Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
The Cost of Unplanned Absenteeism: Is Your ROI Really Your ROI?

The Cost of Unplanned Absenteeism: Is Your ROI Really Your ROI?

Rob Goldstein MS

Is your ROI really you ROI or are unplanned absences costing the workplace billions more than we can accurately project.  Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Preparing for When the Wellness Bubble Bursts

Preparing for When the Wellness Bubble Bursts

William McPeck, MSW, CWWPC, WLCP

I have been thinking for a while that the field of worksite wellness is currently experiencing a bubble – a wellness bubble. Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Changing Employee Lifestyles: Creating a Sense of Urgency

Changing Employee Lifestyles: Creating a Sense of Urgency

Charles K. Bens, PhD

Employers from coast to coast are facing a troubling problem, how to get their employees to adopt healthier lifestyles and behaviors.  Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Reason to Smile: Dental Health and Gum Rejuvenation

Reason to Smile: Dental Health and Gum Rejuvenation

Dr. Howard Hoffman

In the discussion involving healthcare reform, in this national debate about changes to insurance policies and premiums, there is an entire discipline of medicine worthy of greater attention Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Fed with Care and Healed by Love: The Power of a Canine or Feline Companion

Fed with Care and Healed by Love: The Power of a Canine or Feline Companion

Lewis Fein

Studies abound confirming the emotional benefits of having a pet, from the increased sense of companionship and loyalty to improved mental and physical health. Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Fitness Trackers On Course To Become Fashionable Piece of Wellness Puzzle

Fitness Trackers On Course To Become Fashionable Piece of Wellness Puzzle

Joe Harkins

Don’t look now, but those devices clipped onto waistbands, wrapped around wrists or dropped in a pocket may be coming to a body part on you. Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Why You Should Audit Your Employee Benefit Plans Now (Really Now)!

Why You Should Audit Your Employee Benefit Plans Now (Really Now)!

Lewis D. Bivona Jr., CPA

Last year I wrote about the government actually taking a leadership role to rout out fraud and improper payments through new initiatives imbedded in the Affordable Care Act. Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Population Risk Management and Workplace Health Centers

Population Risk Management and Workplace Health Centers

David M. Demers, MPH and Richard Pinckney, MD, MPH

Onsite health in the context of the employer-employee relationship is nothing new; its American roots can be traced back at least as far as the turn of the century. Read more...

Apr 30, 2014
Navigating Federal Health Insurance Exchanges? Find an International Road Map

Domestic & International Medical Travel

Renée-Marie Stephano, J.D.

inding a good doctor – or an appropriate and affordable medical procedure -- isn’t always easy in today’s climate Read more...

Mar 20, 2014
Top 10 Strategies to Get the Most Out of the Affordable Care Act in 2014

Top 10 Strategies to Get the Most Out of the Affordable Care Act in 2014

Henry Albrecht

When employees stay healthy, they do better work – and cost their companies less in health insurance payments, missed work and underperformance Read more...

Jan 15, 2014
Bring Case Management into Local Communities to Improve Results

Bring Case Management into Local Communities to Improve Results

Hilary Lyon

Health care reform and changing market dynamics are driving strong interest in engaging patients at the local level of care to improve outcomes and optimize cost savings Read more...

Jan 15, 2014