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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Have You Adopted an "HRA Plus" Approach to Wellness?

July 14, 2011

On March 22, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released "Interim Guidance for Health Risk Assessments." The guidance was submitted to CMS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was developed from the...

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Learn Successful Wellness Approaches from Industry Experts

March 29, 2011

High healthcare costs are a growing concern for American businesses, many of which are hit with double-digit premium increases each year. The major chronic conditions that account for high health claims, increased absenteeism, and lowered...

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