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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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Five Ways to Energize Your Wellness Program

January 17, 2012

You help set the standard for your wellness program. Your participants count on your help to stay motivated and informed to make healthy lifestyle choices. All your efforts make a difference. It can be a challenge to manage a wellness program with...

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How to Choose Incentives That Get Results

November 29, 2011

In Cape Coral, Florida, a new wellness incentive for Lee County School District employees is generating some healthy competition. The teachers and staff who earn the most wellness points at one of the district's 48 elementary schools will win a...

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Can Worksite Wellness Participation Be Mandatory?

November 18, 2011

In Ohio, the ScottsMiracle-Gro company revoked the employment of a new hire when he tested positive for nicotine in his system. (The company had a "no smoking" policy that applied equally to off hours.) In Pennsylvania, AmeriGas threatened to stop...

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Market Trends Project More Growth for Wellness Industry

October 14, 2011

When Dr. Jean Riquelme steps into her office at Adventist Medical Center, in Sandy, Ore., something is missing. There are the usual organized medical reference books, lab coat, and stethoscope. Her framed medical degree is on the wall, and carefully...

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