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Update on the Affordable Care Act and Wellness Incentives

April 22, 2013

Many of the wellness programs created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have yet to come into existence due to political gridlock and failure to appropriate funds. But preliminary regulations issued recently by the U.S. Departments of Treasury,...

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Watch: The Value of a Worksite Wellness Program

April 12, 2013
 

Companies with successful worksite wellness programs experience lower healthcare costs, increased productivity, and decreased absenteeism due to illness and injury. Learn More.

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Cost Savings Starts with Engagement

April 12, 2013

In a perfect world, your participants are all actively involved in your wellness program. They salivate over the incentives you've rolled out to encourage wellness. And nearly everyone is health conscious, physically active, and engaged in your...

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Dr. Don Hall Honored by Loma Linda University

April 12, 2013
Wellsource Inc.founder Dr. Don Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellsource Founder Dr. Don Hall, DrPH, CHES, was recently honored by Loma Linda University School of Public Health at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition.

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Wellness Coordinator Can Inspire Positive Change

April 12, 2013

 

Barbra Fagan, Froedtert Health’s Director of Health Promotion Services, doesn’t like sitting around. She’s read all the studies about the dangers of sitting, and she’s quick to share that information with Wisconsin-area employers. But her...

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Study: Wellness Program Participation Rates Double With Support From Family

April 12, 2013

Even if an employee is surrounded by a culture of wellness at work, food and lifestyle choices outside the office might not be ideal. For example, an employee might make healthy choices at work, but hours of fast food, soft drinks, sweets, and too...

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The American Heart Association Named Wellsource Fit Friendly Worksite

April 12, 2013

 

Wellsource was recently named a Fit Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The program recognizes employers that champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace.

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5 Ways to Boost Participation Rates

January 02, 2013

Encouraging participants to take part in your wellness program is one of the most important parts of operating a successful program. If you're just launching your wellness program, expect a 20 to 50 percent participation rate the first year.

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How Wellness Programs Can Point Employees to Better Health

November 07, 2012

When Ron Prague reached the finish line of a one-mile walk test at work last year, he was out of breath. He was sweaty. His legs, feet, and knees ached. And he seriously wondered if he needed medical attention. In the 22 minutes it took him to walk...

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New Guidelines for Outcome Based Incentives

October 16, 2012

If you aren't getting the results you want from your wellness program, it may be time to try a new incentive plan. Three out of four employers who offer wellness programs also offer some kind of incentive. However, most companies still issue rewards...

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Weight Loss Programs Work

September 28, 2012

A new report says that 50 percent of all Americans will be obese by 2030 if they don't change their ways. The findings, published by Trust for America's Health last week, also suggest that obesity-related problems like heart disease, diabetes, and...

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Going the Distance for Wellness

August 15, 2012

Don Canada was about 50 pounds overweight when it happened. He worked his usual 15-hour day managing his employee benefits business. For lunch, he quickly downed his favorite hamburger, French fries, and soda. After his long day at the office,...

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