Michigan Forms Statewide Wellness Council

The Michigan Wellness Council (MWC) was formed after five years of regional growth and requests from stakeholders across the state to centralize corporate health and wellness best practices.  Momentum has been accelerating due to the national prevention strategy and wellness grant provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Its mission is to inspire the successful integration … Read more Michigan Forms Statewide Wellness Council

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.

Hockey Legend’s Death Brings Awareness

Retired Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks tough guy Bob Probert died recently after an apparent heart attack while boating with his family. He was just 45 years old. Does it feel like heart disease victims are becoming younger and you’re getting older? The devastation of losing a loved one unexpectedly has become more frequent … Read more Hockey Legend’s Death Brings Awareness

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