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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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Steps to Successfully Presenting a Health Risk Assessment

September 19, 2011

Making a case for the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to your employees or potential participants is an important part of developing a successful wellness program. You want to encourage a high level of participation, and that often begins with a...

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Setting Wellness Priorities in Your Organization

September 19, 2011

"Which health programs or topics should have top priority in my company's wellness program?"

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Wellness is Booming

September 09, 2011

More and more employers are launching wellness programs by partnering with companies like Wellsource to control insurance costs, lower health claims and absenteeism, and increase productivity. Health and wellness is already an $11.6 billion...

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Meet Our Corporate Wellness Consultants

September 02, 2011

Run, bike, swim. It's a mantra Shawn Tausz Meyers lives by. She's charged through the finish line of countless triathlons and mastered the marathon distance. That's with the help of friend and training partner Vanessa Polvi, who has churned out...

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