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May 04

Employment-Based Wellness Programs Require Careful Design

Posted by McClone in the category Employee Wellness

Employers that offer certain programs designed to improve employee health must be mindful that such programs are subject to a number of different laws–and as recent guidance makes clear, compliance with one law does not necessarily mean that a wellness program will comply with other federal (or state) requirements. Wellness Programs and HIPAA Nondiscrimination Rules The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability [read more…]

Jan 05

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Life

Posted by McClone in the categories Employee Wellness, Personal Risk

As the calendar has recently turned to the New Year 2015, what resolutions should you make to get healthier and happier in the next 12 months? Here are five tips that we recommend: 1. Get health insurance. This is sometimes easier than before implementation of the Accountable Care Act since pre-existing condition requirements have ended, more children are covered by [read more…]

Nov 26

10 Easy Ways to Stay Fit for the Holidays

Posted by McClone in the category Employee Wellness

From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, you’re frequently bombarded with decadent treats and hefty holiday meals. This paired with the fact that your schedule during this time of year tends to become a bit busier—making it more challenging to maintain a regular exercise routine—means that your health and fitness goals may get placed on the backburner. However, there are a [read more…]

Sep 12

5 Tips for Fall Fitness

Posted by McClone in the category Employee Wellness

As the air turns cooler and the leaves drop from the trees, it’s a great time get into shape and begin a fitness program. By choosing to do so you will create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months. Here are 5 ways to start making the most of autumn and fall into healthy exercise habits! [read more…]

Apr 04

3 Steps for Developing a Stress-Reduction Program

Posted by McClone in the categories Business Risk, Employee Wellness

According to a recent survey, 62 percent of employees report high levels of stress, leading to extreme fatigue and emotional outbursts. Highly stressed workers are less likely to eat healthfully, exercise, and get enough sleep. From an employer perspective, these problems can lead to productivity losses, higher healthcare costs, and other negative outcomes. Although there are many factors that can [read more…]

Feb 28

5 Ways to Promote Wellness at Work

Posted by McClone in the category Employee Wellness

As the majority of Americans spend a significant amount of their waking hours at work, employers have a unique opportunity to spread wellness messages to their employees and help them adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. With rising health care costs and health issues, helping employees stay healthy at work can be beneficial for workers as well as businesses. Employers can [read more…]

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Five Reasons why the Worksite is the Ideal Place to Deliver Wellness Messages

Posted by McClone in the category Employee Wellness

Posted by: Steve Uslabar, Strategic Risk Advisor Many of my clients often question the logic of workplace wellness. These programs cost money, and often they don’t engage the extremely unhealthy employees we all want to help. Establishing a return on investment is almost impossible, and often wellness vendors use the fallback position of “just think how bad your renewal would [read more…]

Jan 27

Preventing the Spread of Influenza

Posted by McClone in the category Employee Wellness

Posted by: Sarah-Beth Janssen, Strategic Risk Advisor It’s almost impossible to turn on the news without hearing about the outrageous number of influenza cases. We all know how it affects us at home, but what’s the effect on an employer? It’s very likely that someone in your organization will be infected with the flu this season, so what can you [read more…]