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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .