Tag Archives: wellness

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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: 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 →

Research: 6 Guiding Principles of Motivation to Change Behavior

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Best practices around sustained motivation tell us that we need to think holistically to help employees form new habits and control their lives. There is a ton of research in this area that can be distilled into a few guiding principles. Continue reading →

Transforming Wellness Behaviors: The Buzz on Employee Engagement

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You know that moment when your favorite sports team came alive and, even though they were down in points, you just knew they were going to win? Or when your favorite band started to get popular? Whether we think it … 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 →