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Use Fitness Testing to Measure Wellness

July 18, 2012

Perhaps you've been offering your participants the health assessment for some time now, but have never offered fitness testing.

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Walking Expert Visits Wellsource

July 11, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. – When Robert Sweetgall left his high-paying job as a chemical engineer almost 30 years ago, he knew he was staring death in the face. His father, aunt, and uncle, all died at an early age of heart disease.

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Fight Obesity to Cut Healthcare Costs

July 08, 2012

If rising healthcare costs have been difficult to manage in your organization, you're not alone. Many employers have had to reduce healthcare benefits and raise deductibles for employees to offset rising healthcare costs that topped $2.6 trillion...

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Win at Wellness With Health Coaching

May 21, 2012

Do you have employees who are routinely exhausted or stressed at the end of the day, and can't seem to get a handle on their health? It's a common problem in nearly every workplace. Overtime, work deadlines, and interpersonal conflicts at work are...

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7 Ways to Motivate Participants with HRA Results

May 21, 2012

When participants complete the Wellsource® Personal Wellness Profile™ HRA, it's essential that they understand the results so they can know what to do to improve their health.

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Turn Your Participants Into "Losers"

May 21, 2012

Americans are obsessed with their weight. It's one reason reality shows like The Biggest Loser have millions of followers, and the weight-loss industry generates an estimated $60 billion dollars a year. But if you've got an overweight workforce,...

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Increase Participation with Social Incentives

March 21, 2012

Gift cards, cash, prizes and discounts on health insurance premiums are all good incentives to encourage participation. But even when you dangle a carrot, some participants may still lose interest in your wellness program. Is there another way to...

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Measure Your Success With Reports

March 21, 2012

The best way to measure your success is to look back and see how far you've come. Wellness coordinators often use reports to do just that regarding their wellness initiatives. But if you think it might be easier to hire a full-service wellness...

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Find Out What Your Participants Want

March 21, 2012

Has it been a while since you surveyed your population to find out what they like, don't like, and what they want from your wellness program? Don't worry. It's easy to let this slide. But knowing what your participants really want can help you...

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Case Study: Hospital wellness program reduces risk factors in first year

March 08, 2012

March 8, 2012

Company: Adventist Health

Wellness Program: LivingWell

No. of Employees: 2,000

Participation Rate: 90%

Results: Reduction in risk factors in first year

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Is Wellness Worth It? Tools to Help You Forecast Cost Savings

February 15, 2012

What is it going to cost? That's the number-one financial question every CEO and management team asks about wellness programs.

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Do You Know if Your Wellness Program Is Subject to the HIPAA Nondiscrimination Rules?

January 20, 2012

As we all know by now, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) prohibits group health plans from discriminating in eligibility, benefits, or premiums based on a health factor. An exception to the general rule is...

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