Wellness Programs

December 20, 2017

Practicing Gratitude Benefits Your Health

Mahatma Gandhi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  As I watched the CNN Heroes of the Year awards, I became inspired by the individuals who made selfless decisions to help others in need. Ten individual “heroes” were recognized for their selfless contribution, impacting their communities in immeasurable ways. Giving thanks has neurological and physiological effects on the body. National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers examined blood flow in […]
April 22, 2015
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Wellness Guidance and EEOC – Breathing Easy

This month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) has issued guidelines for employer sponsored wellness plans which closely follows the lead of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). There has been much controversy around wellness, as last fall the EEOC began suing businesses offering incentives to employees who participate in wellness plans that could potentially discriminate against certain protected employees. These incentivized plans offered blood pressure measurement, cholesterol levels and other biometric screenings. The proposed rule endorses the […]
December 26, 2014
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Support New Year’s Resolutions with Company Wellness Programs

Many of us celebrate the New Year by adopting a resolution to live a healthier lifestyle. A supportive work environment can go a long way to successfully sticking to them! As an employer, there are many ways you can encourage your employees (and yourself) to achieve those goals: 1) Make it easy to choose healthy options. Fill vending machines with healthy selections. Instead of sodas, offer free bottled water to promote hydration. When planning food for company events, offer fruits […]
August 26, 2014
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Wellness Programs Benefit The Bottom Line of Your Business

Like most business owners facing rising premiums, you are looking for strategic ways to decrease your group health insurance costs. Implementing a company wellness program is one option to consider. Not only will your bottom line look healthier – your employees will too! Benefits of a Wellness Program for Your Business: Greater employee productivity – According to a 2010 study by Doctors Richard Milani and Carl Lavie, of the employees listed as a high risk at the beginning of a […]
August 22, 2014

Infograph: American’s Views on Health Insurance & Employment

According to results from Gallup’s July 7-10 2014 Consumption Habits survey, fewer Americans support instituting higher health insurance rates based on an individual’s lifestyle habits than they did in 2003. While the majority still support this type of rate structure, the percentage has decreased. However, when it comes to hiring discrimination, the majority of Americans do not support allowing companies to make employment decisions based on an individual’s smoking habits or weight. The Affordable Care Act allows for higher premiums […]
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