Employers that establish a defined workplace culture of wellness can achieve a widespread positive impact on the health and productivity of their employees while increasing engagement in company mission and goals, according to a study released by Humana® Inc. and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Tag: Wellness Programs
A new proposed rule from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settles the question of whether employers are justified in seeking medical information on covered spouses participating in wellness programs. The proposed rule, published in the October 30 Federal Register, would amend regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The proposed […]
More of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been officially implemented this year, and organizations still have many questions as to which rules and regulations apply to them. With wellness programs becoming more common, some wonder if they are governed by the ACA (and if so, what they need to train for). […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing how employer wellness programs can be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC announced the proposed rule on April 16, and it was published in the Federal Register on April 20. Members of the public have until […]
More aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are being officially implemented, and organizations have many questions as to which rules and regulations apply to them. Wellness programs are on the rise, and some wonder if they are governed by the ACA. Know the facts in order to comply.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented important aspects of wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA); today, tips on navigating mandatory participation in wellness programs and more ACA regulations.
As more of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are officially implemented, there are many questions as to what rules and regulations apply to individual organizations. Wellness programs are rising in popularity, and some wonder if they are governed by the ACA. It’s important for employers to know the facts in order to […]
by Kelly Smith-Haley January is here, which means diet, exercise, and wellness resolutions aren’t far behind. And, like many of us, the EEOC has “wellness plans” on its list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions. The Chicago branch of the EEOC recently filed its third action alleging that an employer-sponsored wellness program violates the Americans with […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness, showed how a well-executed wellness program can save your company a great deal on healthcare costs. Today, she shares just how well this has worked for two very different companies.
Every employer is concerned about health care. If you’re looking to reduce the costs associated with these benefits, turn to your wellness programs, says Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness in Watertown, Massachusetts.