As the obesity epidemic and overall sedentary lifestyle continue to cripple the American workforce drastically increasing health care costs consider the inspirational words of Diana Nyad. The record-holding swimmer, who accomplished a near-impossible swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla., centers on one key message to help jump start the population: "Never, ever give up."
All comprehensive wellness platforms should consist of four core programs wellness, disease management, EAP and work life components says Yale Mallinger of wellness company HMC-HealthWorks, but its what makes up those components that counts.
The one-size-fits-all communications approach is ending, but employee engagement is still an issue for many employers. Alison Davis, of employee communication firm Davis & Company, identified five root causes of deteriorating engagement, which she shared with attendees at this years Benefits Forum & Expo.
Gone are the days of hula chairs and ThighMasters at the desk, new technologies and wearable devices are playing into the benefits and wellness strategies of employers, Amy McDonough, Fitbits director of wellness, told conference goers at the 2014 Employee Benefits Forum & Expo, being held this week in Boca Raton, Fla.
Targeting employee needs and purchasing preferences can boost engagement and enrollment with voluntary benefits. The way to personalize that message, experts say, is through the use of data analytics.
Aflac Inc., the largest seller of supplemental health insurance, named Teresa White as president of U.S. operations.
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