Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Your workforce is modernizing — now how about your benefit delivery process?

Employers are now hiring multiple generations, all of which have diverse needs. The one-size-fits-all benefits of the past (or even two or three options) no longer works for these distinctly different employee groups. If you expect to keep up, how … Continue reading →

Should our workers compensation system join a wellness program?

Can the strength of the 20th century workers compensation framework support the weight of 21st century demands? Wellness programs and the aging workforce are agenda items at most workers compensation conferences, but what about our aging worker compensation system itself … Continue reading →

The health care macro-trends employers need to understand

Employer-provided health care is in the midst of the most dynamic change in over two decades, fueled by a convergence of trends that have created new opportunities and also new challenges as organizations craft their health benefit and workforce health … Continue reading →

Increase employee engagement by communicating beyond open enrollment

Those “quiet” months between enrollment periods present a tremendous opportunity to deepen your employees’ knowledge of and appreciation for their benefits. Continue reading →

Failing (and flailing) co-ops: the canary in the mine?

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The Wall Street Journal is no fan of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or the ACA and as some brand it, Obamacare).  However, recent news about health insurers  pulling out of co-ops does rightly raise concerns about … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2016?

Our world is advancing at a pace that invites innovation at breakneck speed, encouraging companies to jump into untested waters. Whether it is new, disruptive technologies – such as drones – or just a new way of doing business – such … Continue reading →

7 ways to integrate leave management into your human capital strategy

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How many times have you heard the term integration in the realm of leave management? We have tried to integrate our disability, wellness, condition management, workers compensation, safety and other leave programs with little success over the years. There always … Continue reading →

Unlimited paid time off: Too good to be true?

Unlimited paid time off — or taking time off whenever you want to sounds like a great idea. But is it, and how does it impact employees and their employers? Continue reading →

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 →