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Wellness Programs Really Do Work

A study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has raised questions about the value of workplace wellness programs.

Making Wellness Work

Corporate wellness is on the verge of a massive evolution. Today, most companies view employee wellness as living squarely in the domain of the employees themselves: “You need to take care of your health and mental well-being. We’re a company, not a health spa.” The majority of companies don’t address wellness in any meaningful way, […]

U.S. Employers Strive for a Healthier Workforce

As healthcare costs continue to rise and unemployment falls to its lowest level in almost 50 years, an increasing number of employers are providing health benefits—from insurance coverage to wellness programs—to attract and maintain a healthy workforce. Some companies, though, are still holding out.

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What’s the Most Important Quality in a Dream Job?

With buzzwords like digital workplace, employee engagement, and workplace wellness being thrown around, it can be hard to keep up with all of the changes, especially now that the employee holds all of the cards. Although many employees are taking advantage of new workplace perks, with the job market in their favor, many employees are […]

It’s Time for Employers to Rethink the 9-5

Imagine you had two extra hours today to spend however you pleased. What would you do with that time? Play with your kids? Work out at the gym? Sleep? For many of the nurses in a recent Swedish study, the answer was all of the above. The 23-month experiment followed 68 nurses who were divided […]

How Effective Are Your Workplace Wellness Programs?

Workplace wellness programs have great power to create healthy employees, improve employee engagement, and can lead to better employer engagement. Today we will look at the highlights of a new guide on workplace wellness. We are also joined by Hector De La Torre, Executive Director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) and Dr. Cristina […]

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Are Workplace Wellness Programs a Waste of Time and Money?

“Workplace wellness programs cover over 50 million workers and are intended to reduce medical spending, increase productivity, and improve well-being. Yet, limited evidence exists to support these claims,” conclude three university researchers in a newly published study.

Health Insurance Discounts for Employees Who Don’t Use Tobacco

by Sally J. Reynolds Each year thousands of Americans resolve to quit smoking, but most will be unsuccessful. Some employers have begun implementing financial incentives to motivate their health plan participants to stop using tobacco. One type of reward may be a discount on health insurance premiums for employees who don’t use tobacco or are […]