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3 Employer Health Trends to Watch in 2017

Businesses that want to boost their bottom line in 2017 need look no further than their employee health and benefits Strategy. More than 50 scientific, peer-reviewed studies underscore the correlation between investing in employer health and improved financial performance. Most recently, researchers found that companies with award-winning wellness programs also have award-winning stock prices, outperforming... Continue Reading »

4 Health Insurance Changes Coming in 2017

2017 is right around the corner and with it are major changes to employer health care laws. President-elect Donald Trump, who campaigned on a commitment to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is continuing to make the end of Obamacare a centerpiece of his transition team. Trump has still not released a detailed proposal for an Obamacare replacement, but his nominee for secretary of health and human... Continue Reading »

What the End of Obamacare Means for Business Leaders

After a turbulent election season, all eyes on are now on the President-Elect Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for health care reform. Trump and Republicans in Congress made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) a signature campaign issue. While Trump avoided offering specifics during the campaign, he did stress the importance of health savings accounts and... Continue Reading »

What Employers Need to Know About State-Level Healthcare Reform

As Election Day gets closer, health care reform continues to make headlines. Recently, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton outlined her plan for health care reform in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Clinton’s plan would modify the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a series of tweaks to reduce out-of-pocket costs for individuals and families. According to NEJM, Republican candidate Donald... Continue Reading »

The Presidential Election & Health Care Reform: What Every Business Leader Needs to Know

From the future of the Affordable Care Act to how to control soaring pharmaceutical costs, health care is one of the biggest issues in this year’s election. The US spends more on healthcare than other high-income nations but for less effective care, according to reports. Both Democrats and Republicans are pushing for reform. But when it comes to the specifics of these reforms, Democrats and Republicans... Continue Reading »

Investing in Employee Health Pays Handsomely in Employee Health and Investor Returns

Three recent studies found that companies with award-winning wellness programs also have award-winning stock prices, outperforming the Standard and Poors (S&P) Index by 7-16% annually.
Previously, approximately 50 scientific, peer-reviewed studies confirm the effectiveness of robust corporate health strategies for reducing medical costs and other benefits.
The new studies link investment... Continue Reading »

Prestigious 20th Annual Employer Health Conference Provides Takeaways In a New Health Care Era

The 20th Annual Conference of the National Business Coalition on Health, held November 16-18, 2015, in Dallas, brought together an extensive array of key health care stakeholders. The conference focused on improving health outcomes and reducing excessive cost by benefit design, enhanced care management, payment reform, and reducing waste.

Employer health leaders gathered around the theme:... Continue Reading »

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Employer Health Trends, Hot Buttons, Controversies & Best Practices - Instant Webinar

The presenter is Scott Foster, Wellco President.  The webinar is sponsored by Crain Communications and Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The meeting objective was to engage senior leaders, evaluate leading trends and provide actionable takeaways.  The meeting planner provided the... Continue Reading »

Wellness Incentives: Untangling the Controversies



 

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A 2014 study by Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health reported that employers planned to increase incentive budgets for employee wellness programs by 15% compared with... Continue Reading »

Simple Health Care Solutions? Wellness ROI Keynote Sample by Wellco's Scott Foster

"Scott Foster's program to SA-SHRM was spot-on. Scott's information is both eye-opening and startling!!! He brought a very complex subject into focus for our group. The subject of workplace wellness in conjunction with the ever-changing world of health insurance is Scott's specialty. If given the chance, we would without hesitation have Scott back to our group!!"
Douglas Hamm, PHR, Chapter President,Watch Video »

Get In the Right Wheelbarrow - Wellness ROI Keynote Sample by Wellco's Scott Foster

"Scott Foster's program to SA-SHRM was spot-on.  Scott's information is both eye-opening and startling!!!  He brought a very complex subject into focus for our group.  The subject of workplace wellness in conjunction with the ever-changing world of health insurance is Scott's specialty.  If given the chance, we would without hesitation have Scott back to our group!!"
Douglas Hamm, PHR, ChapterWatch Video »

Are You the Best and Brightest In Wellness?

The Search Is On For 2014!  Are You the Best and Brightest In Wellness?The Best and Brightest In Wellness recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in worksite health promotion. The program highlights companies that promote a culture of wellness, and those that plan, implement, and evaluate efforts in employee wellness promotion.  This awards symposium celebrates the companies that are making... Continue Reading »

Wellness Grant Update

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) features wellness prominently and uses the word wellness 86 times. The most pertinent wellness issues are in the Prevention of Chronic Disease and Improving Public Health Section (Title IV). Section 10408 identifies $200M for small businesses to provide comprehensive wellness programs. Funding for wellness initiatives is primarily allocated through the Prevention and Public... Continue Reading »

Look In the Mirror - Wellness ROI Keynote Sample by Wellco's Scott Foster

A sample clip of a sold-out keynote to over 800 leaders by Wellco President, Scott Foster.  Scott  is a frequently invited expert and speaker regarding wellness ROI and making sense of new health care strategies.  To learn more about speaking programs, follow this link.

Look In the Mirror

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The One Question To Ask A Prospective Wellness Provider

An increasingly large cadre of self-proclaimed new wellness "gurus" claim to be really good at providing wellness programs.  Have you noticed that in the past several years, established health providers of all kinds are adding departments devoted to wellness?  Traditional companies that have focused on health insurance for decades all of a sudden claim to be wellness experts.  Health systems skilled... Continue Reading »

CDC Awards $9M in Wellness Grants

About 100 employers across the nation will be provided with comprehensive wellness programs, as a result of $9 million  in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The grant is designed to boost health conditions and combat the associated costs to businesses.

Companies of various sizes across 7 national regions will be provided with 2-years of support... Continue Reading »

It Takes 2,000 Employees to Find a Healthy One?

Only 1 out of nearly 2,000 people assessed could claim ideal heart health, according to a recent study published in Circulation. Of 1,933 American adults who participated in a risk evaluation study, only 1 satisfied the American Heart Association's guidelines for good heart health. The study examined physician examinations, blood test measurements and survey questions to report health status based... Continue Reading »

Small Business Wellness Grant Update

Although the majority of large companies provide employee wellness programs, few small businesses do. Despite employing 70% of US employees, small businesses have less reason to offer wellness, largely because health insurance carriers do not reduce premiums for achieved savings like they do with bigger companies. Health reform provides a financial motivation to help small businesses catch up through... Continue Reading »

How To Optimize Employee Health And Keep Your Day Job

How can a leading nonprofit human service agency optimize employee health resources without expensive technology or training?  Continue on for a short video by Judson Center's Chief Operating Officer, Sean de Four.

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A practical overview of health reform and wellness.

The historic yet overwhelmingly complex Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will strongly affect all aspects of medical care delivery, for better and worse.  The 907-page mega law features wellness prominently and uses the word wellness 86 times.  The most pertinent wellness issues are in the Prevention of Chronic Disease and Improving Public Health Section (Title IV).

Key... Continue Reading »

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"HealthHammer helped us achieve the unheard of 100% participation. As a result we're on our way to a 4:1 return on investment."

David Boduch, Director of Internal Operations, DMI

" Wellco's return-on-investment is as close as you can come to a sure thing."

Sean J. de Four, COO, Judson Center

"HealthHammer sets the standard for health care ROI. Any business without HealthHammer is missing a real treasure."

Steve Rosser, Vice President, Johnston Lewis Associates

"Wellco is the best choice for businesses looking for measurable health care opportunities and wellness program ROI."

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"Wellco provides measurable outcomes that are critical to focus employee health efforts."

Craig Mulhinch, Vice President, Bosco's Pizza Co.

"Your programs are dynamite!"

David Bond, Senior Partner, Wiklund & Bond Financial Services

"There's no more using work as an excuse to avoid the doctor."

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Detroit Free Press