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University of Michigan Plans to Exit the HRA market

June 01, 2016

Not long after Wellsource founder Dr. Don Hall pioneered the first computer-based health risk assessment 40 years ago, another industry leader was on the rise. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Dee Eddington created a health risk appraisal and...

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Carrot or the Stick?

May 12, 2016

 The truth about motivating people with money

There’s a reason the 900-plus employees at SAIF Corp. in Salem, Ore., were recently named the healthiest in the state. The company’s wellness program has evolved to encourage healthy behaviors with a...

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Eat This. Not That.

May 11, 2016


Digesting the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans

What’s for dinner? Unless you’re living on the Biggest Loser ranch where every meal is made for you, it’s a choice people have to make every day. Eat this, not that. Hit the drive-thru or cook...

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Shifting Gears

May 10, 2016


Total well-being approach to wellness gaining traction

What’s the bottom line? It’s the kind of straight-to-the-point question you would expect from a CEO, especially about spending money on wellness programs and incentives. The recurring...

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Court Ruling on High-Stakes Wellness Incentives

May 09, 2016


District court rules in favor of mandatory participation

Chalk up another “win” for employers in the latest legal battle involving wellness programs.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of high-profile employers up the ante on their...

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Booming Boomers Hit Medicare Rolls

May 04, 2016

Medicare is a reminder to the Baby Boomer generation they are getting older. Did you know that on average 10,000 people enroll in Medicare a day?

Getting older inherently means more health risks, and it can cost more than $12,000 a year to treat...

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Lifestyle Techniques to Combat Chronic Conditions

December 08, 2015

Chronic diseases affect over 117 million people in the U.S., nearly half the adults in the country. Heart disease and cancer are two chronic diseases that cause nearly 50% of all deaths each year. Meanwhile, obesity and diabetes are behind many...

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Healthier Companies are More Profitable Companies

November 28, 2015

As more and more companies take advantage of corporate wellness programs like those offered by Wellsource, the most skeptical business executives and financial managers are scrutinizing the cost-benefit of bringing a health program to their...

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How Stress at Work Hurts the Health of Your Employees

November 21, 2015

Life can be stressful, and that goes doubly so when you’re on the job. Talking with clients, meeting deadlines, and coordinating with uncooperative team members can all quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed and stressed, which often leads to a drop...

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Why Fall Is a Great Time to Start a New Fitness Program

October 28, 2015


Have you been promising yourself you’ll start exercising more any day now? Planning on getting in better shape, but just can’t seem to find the time? We’ve got some good news for you: Fall is here, and it’s the perfect time to start a new...

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5 Employee Health Tips for Fall

October 21, 2015


Fall is here, which means it’s out with the heat, and in with the turning leaves and cool breezes. In honor of the passing of the seasons, we thought we’d pass along some staff wellness tips  to help keep you and your coworkers healthy and...

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Why Keeping Your Work Area Clean Is So Important

October 14, 2015


Look around your work station right now. How clean is it? Are there a couple of crumbs from your most recent snack on your desk? Is the floor a little dirtier than it should be? When was the last time you wiped down your work station with clean...

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