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 in employer health with … Read moreInvesting in Employee Health Pays Handsomely in Employee Health and Investor Returns

Free Instant Webinar

  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 following program results: … Read moreFree Instant Webinar

Wellness Incentives: Untangling the Controversies

  For a downloadable and sharable guide of the report below, follow this link       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 2013. Moreover, the study reported that incentive spending more … Read moreWellness Incentives: Untangling the Controversies

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 … Read moreAre You the Best and Brightest In Wellness?

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 … Read moreWellness Grant Update

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 … Read moreThe One Question To Ask A Prospective Wellness Provider

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 … Read moreCDC Awards $9M in Wellness Grants

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 … Read moreIt Takes 2,000 Employees to Find a Healthy One?

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 … Read moreSmall Business Wellness Grant Update

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 … Read moreA practical overview of health reform and wellness.

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