Category Archives: Employee Wellbeing

Global survey: Cost of employer-provided health care benefits around the globe continues to climb with little relief in sight

The cost of employer-provided health care benefits around the globe continues to climb with little relief in sight, according to insurers responding to the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Global Medical Trends Survey. The survey results, published this month, is the … Continue reading →

Employers take a variety of steps to stem health care cost increases and improve employee health

While the health care debate continues in Washington, U.S. employers recognize that no single change will radically transform the cost structure of health care programs. Instead, they are following a strategy of taking many concurrent steps to manage costs. According … Continue reading →

What we’re planning for SHRM17

In my 33 years as a rewards consultant, I’ve seen a gradual shift in HR from largely a transaction-based, tactical profession to one with experts who are focused on strategy. Practitioners today are far more tuned into – and savvy … Continue reading →

Top five compensation and benefits trends right now

There’s a lot going on in the world of compensation and benefits. We’ve seen some long-anticipated trends materialise, including the need for more flexible work arrangements and stronger health and wellness programs, to name a few. We expect to see … Continue reading →

Employers focus on improving quality and access for behavioral health services

Findings from the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Behavioral Health Survey illustrates that U.S. employers are focused on improving quality and access for their benefits programs aimed at reducing anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Key findings: Most U.S. employers say behavioral … Continue reading →

2017 Employee Health Care Conference: We can drive health care forward

The 2017 Employee Health Care Conferences in San Diego and New York City were record breaking – in attendance with more than 1,100 employers onsite, in the variety and depth of topics discussed, and in the optimistic and often innovative … Continue reading →

How behavioral economics can improve well-being

We are learning that we can use the way our brains are hardwired to help improve our health. Continue reading →

Preparing for the Trump administration

One of the main takeaways from the election is that we live in a time of disruption, and with Obamacare a lightning-rod issue in the campaign, the U.S. health care and benefits system appears to be headed for plenty of … Continue reading →

Bouncing back from the election – How to improve productivity in the workplace

Over the last several months, Americans and people around the world have been riveted by the U.S. presidential election. Almost against our will, we have scoured the Internet, tuned in to our favorite news programs, and talked with friends, family … Continue reading →

Five keys to preventing and responding to an active shooter

The likelihood of your firm experiencing gun violence at work is very low, but the impact can be damaging and disruptive. Here are 5 steps to take beforehand. Continue reading →