Blogger Archives: Ron Leopold

Ron Leopold

Ronald S. Leopold, MD, MBA, MPH, is National Practice Leader, Health Outcomes at Willis' Human Capital Practice. He is boarded by the American College of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. His recent book on the future of employee benefits entitled The Benefits Edge: Honing the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits has been described as a blueprint for benefits in the decade of health care reform.

ROI vs. VOI and the Business Value of a Healthier Working Population

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Employers today have three key business concerns: health risks across their workforce, medical costs and lost productivity. So the debate on employer return on investment (ROI) for wellness programs is louder than ever. Continue reading →

Five Good Reasons to “Up” Your Workplace Wellness Game

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…And None of Them Are “To Decrease Medical Costs” The recent assumption that a dollar invested in wellness pays off three- to five-fold is giving way to a more enlightened (and credible) viewpoint that workplace wellness programs offer tremendous value … Continue reading →

Survey Reveals Growth and Strength in Workplace Wellness

Wellness programs appear to be more entrenched in employer strategies. The 2015 Willis Health and Productivity Study surveyed more than 700 employers across the United States to find out how broad and how deep they were going with their wellness … Continue reading →

Survey: More Employers Are Embracing Value on Investment for Wellness Programs But Medical Cost Concerns Loom Greater Than Ever

Health and Wellness Survey: ROI vs VOI

According to the recently-released 2015 Willis Health and Productivity Survey, this year will be remembered as a watershed year for employer-sponsored health and wellness programs. Organizations continue to evaluate the need to implement and/or enhance their health and wellness programs … Continue reading →

Using Data to Drive Down Health Care Costs

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Recognizing that a relatively small minority of individuals drives the overwhelming majority of costs is fundamental to understanding how medical services are consumed. Continue reading →

Targeting High Cost and High Risk Using Healthcare Data Analytics

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A textiles manufacturer was concerned that their medical costs had been climbing. They were not satisfied that their current medical plan carrier was doing enough to pinpoint cost drivers, or that they were doing enough to mitigate increases. They were … Continue reading →

Improving Your Employees’ Access to Medical Care Using Data Analytics

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A fast food restaurant chain operating in 24 states in the Southeast and Midwest was struggling with medical cost inflation. Their year-to-year trend had actually outpaced market rates. This caught the CFO’s attention. Continue reading →

Focusing Your Wellness Program Using Data Analytics

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A large Midwest county that employed 1,400 full-time workers struggled with an internally managed health and wellness program. The county wanted to lower the health risks of its employee population and, ultimately, curb its growing medical plan costs. Continue reading →

How “Big Data” Can Help Employers Improve Their Health Outcomes Strategies

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As plan sponsors take greater ownership of their medical coverage, the appetite to harness available data has never been greater. Here are just a few reasons why employers need to become even more sophisticated as they use the mountain of … Continue reading →

Employers are Waging a War Against Obesity

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The obesity epidemic is taking its toll on medical costs and workforce productivity. Obesity is linked to heart disease, pulmonary disorders, depression, arthritis, hypertension and other musculoskeletal maladies. Continue reading →

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Pesquisa revela aumento do bem-estar no local de trabalho

Programas de bem-estar parecem estar mais enraizados nas estratégias dos empregadores. Isso é o que mostra um estudo da Willis sobre Saúde e Produtividade, de 2015, que entrevistou mais de 700 empregadores em todo o Estados Unidos para descobrir o … Continuar lendo →

Dados reduzem custos com saúde e desvendam perfil de indivíduos

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Plataformas de big data, quando analisadas ​​de forma inteligente, oferecem oportunidades únicas aos empregadores para identificar estratégias que se adequem às necessidades dos membros que possuam cobertura de plano de saúde.  Continuar lendo →

Empregadores travam guerra contra obesidade

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Muitas vezes parece que estamos destinados a perder. Comer bem agora exige um nível de proatividade difícil de conquistar, especialmente para uma população que trabalha. Podemos mudar o rumo de um indivíduo que seguiu pelo caminho do ganho de peso? … Continuar lendo →

Cinco razões para investir em programas de saúde

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A teoria de que um dólar investido em bem-estar compensa de três a cinco vezes mais está fortalecendo este tipo de programa no local de trabalho e oferecendo um grande retorno para as empresas. Listei cinco razões pelas quais eu … Continuar lendo →

ROI x VOI: o valor comercial de uma força de trabalho saudável

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Os empregadores de hoje têm três principais preocupações de negócio: riscos relacionados à saúde em sua força de trabalho, custos médicos e perda de produtividade. Assim, o debate sobre o retorno de investimento do empregador (ROI) para os programas de … Continuar lendo →

10 coisas que aprendi sobre saúde e produtividade em New Orleans

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Participei recentemente de um comitê de Saúde e Produtividade da Willis, em New Orleans, Estados Unidos, ao lado de cerca de 100 médicos, clientes e áreas interessadas – todos focados em ações imperativas envolvendo riscos para saúde, custos médicos e … Continuar lendo →