Wellness Incentives – a Case Study

Wellness Incentives – a Case Study

One of the most common questions I receive from my clients is, “how do we get more employees to participate?” While I wish my answer could be about appealing to the intrinsic value of improving one’s health, my most common responses are: Provide a more enticing incentive. Increase promotion. Get senior leadership onboard and involved…. [Read More]

Boosting Voluntary Benefits Enrollment Is a Win-Win

Boosting Voluntary Benefits Enrollment Is a Win-Win-514276062

I know we’ve all been doing a bit of nail biting since the administration change over the uncertainty that lies ahead. And although we don’t have any control over the outcome of healthcare reform, there are ways to support and empower your employees during this new era. Educating employees about their total benefits package is… [Read More]

Bridge Your Engagement Gap – Go Mobile

Bridge Your Engagement Gap – Go Mobile

The impact of mobile technology in every industry is profound and those of you in HR will see a significant impact to your field as well. Mobile technology is quickly being embraced by organizations to engage their workforce – after all, engaged employees drive our business. They are productive, loyal and increase the bottom line…. [Read More]

Enhancing Your Internal Communication Strategy

enhancing employer communication

According to a recent Gallup Poll, only about 30 percent of the employee workforce is engaged at work. This leaves a widening gap of employees who simply aren’t hearing you, a problem that not only leads to an uninformed workforce but also one with lower levels of morale and productivity. The competition for employees’ attention… [Read More]

Clinical Management Programs – Where Are The Employees?

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Over the past few years employers have been more aggressive in trying to get their employees to participate in clinical management programs. It makes sense for both the employer and the employees – these programs are designed to improve the long-term health of employees with chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes, plus they’re designed… [Read More]

The Waste in Wellness

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Esteemed bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel recently wrote in The New York Times that he wouldn’t get his annual physical. Can’t say I’m surprised. In numerous investigations, clinicians have found that these yearly exams, which were once heralded as the pinnacle of prevention, are actually of dubious benefit. I’m not denying the occasional life-saving benefits of these… [Read More]

New Year, New Wellness

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It was this time last year that I asked you to make goals, not resolutions. I stressed the importance of making well-thought-out, realistic and time-sensitive goals, rather than vague, wishful and unattainable resolutions. And this applied not just to yourself, but your worksite wellness program as well. If you were able to strive to meet… [Read More]

The Question of Program Implementation – Third-Party Wellness vs. Carrier Wellness

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So you are thinking about a wellness program. Whether you are just getting started with wellness or are looking to enhance your current program, you will need to select how to handle your programs and initiatives. You likely know that your medical carrier offers these services, as well as your EAP—not to mention the plethora… [Read More]