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.

The One Thing to Save Health Care

Remember the movie “City Slickers?” During one of the better scenes, Curly (Jack Palance) tells Mitch (Billy Crystal) that life is about “one thing,” but you have to find out just what that thing is for yourself. Mitch spends the rest of the movie looking for his “one thing” and ends up much better as … Read more The One Thing to Save Health Care

Companies Criticize Employees For Benefit Costs & Want Help

Poor Employee health behavior is the biggest concern regarding health benefits and affordability according to 2/3 of employers in a recent survey by the National Business Group on Health and Towers Watson.  The next biggest concerns, by 41% of companies, are poor utilization of preventive services, expensive catastrophic care and end-of-life treatment. Fifty-eight percent of … Read more Companies Criticize Employees For Benefit Costs & Want Help

Wellness Becomes Law

The House and Senate have approved the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Senate Bill and are expecting President Obama’s signature by the end of April. The 2,000 page, $940 million plan includes 6 corporate wellness provisions that will remain law regardless of what happens to the bill.  With much debate over national spending, coverage … Read more Wellness Becomes Law

Prestigious Wellness Conference Highlights Cost Control

The 29th Annual Wellness in the Workplace Conference was recently held in Ann Arbor Michigan and sponsored by the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center (HMRC).  The conference highlighted wellness programs from leading organizations such as Pitney Bowes and Lincoln Industries. Dee Edington, Ph.D., Director, HMRC called businesses to action with the following key … Read more Prestigious Wellness Conference Highlights Cost Control

Crain’s Features Wellco Growth and ROI Systems

Crain’s Detroit Business recently featured Wellco as a growth company with enormous impact.  The feature provided an overview of the HealthHammer ROI system and its demand by employers and health organizations for health and wellness ROI. Read the article

Television Program Features Wellco

Wellco recently  provided health care ROI strategies for Michigan Entrepreneur, a weekly television talk show highlighting businesses and organizations that support entrepreneurship and business development.  Wellco’s President, Scott Foster, was interviewed and featured by Tara Kachaturoff, the program’s creator, producer, and host.  You can watch a short clip below.

Smoking Bans Create Momentum and Opportunity

On May 1, 2010, smoking will no longer be allowed in most Michigan workplaces, restaurants and bars along with 37 other states that have also banned smoking in public places. Employers and people who break the no smoking law can be penalized $100 for the first offense and $500 afterward.  Casinos and tobacco stores are … Read more Smoking Bans Create Momentum and Opportunity

If You Thought HIPAA Regulations Were Confusing…

The number of companies that offer wellness programs is about 60%.  This represents an increase of nearly 35% in less than 3 years.  Corporate wellness spending is up 25% in the same period.  Moreover, almost 10 wellness provisions are expected to be part of the 2010 final health reform bill.  This turbocharged momentum has created … Read more If You Thought HIPAA Regulations Were Confusing…