Survey tunes in to a highly satisfied workforce that is focused on furthering their education and improving worker well-being.
Most efforts to increase wellness, manage risks or reduce costs turn to the need for some aspect of behavior change. This white paper explains the behavioral theories that are the foundation of health improvement programs at Optum. The paper illustrates how the ASM -- shorthand for “awareness, skill-building and maintenance ‘’ -- model guides our wellness consulting approach and strategic planning in health management. Download the paper or register for the upcoming webinar.
How are you measuring your employee wellness program? Wellness programs arent about measuring dollars and cents anymore. New research shows that the real sign of success is employee engagement. Not the top-down, employer-driven type, but rather the kind that puts the employee in charge. Its a new way of thinkingone where engagement becomes its own reward. And its upending traditional wellness programs. Ready to turn your own wellness program on its head? Download hubbubs new orange paper, Employee Engagement: The New Currency of Wellness, now!
The lifecycle of a retirement plan participant can span more than 50 years from early career throughout retirement. By using the examples in this paper to help convince younger participants to take the basic steps of saving and selecting age/risk appropriate investment allocations over the very long term, you can help younger generations improve their chances of reaching their desired income level in retirement.
Read this white paper to learn more about a new research study demonstrating the impact that Optum health management programs can have on the reduction of a variety of health risk factors.
This paper shows that indexing works just as well for mid- and small-cap stocks as large-cap stocks. That's because the success of indexing is not a function of market efficiency. Build your core allocation with index building blocks that don't overlap, are made up of investable stocks and offer efficient market representation.
Employers spend significant time and money designing benefits plans they believe meet their employees needs and serve to attract and retain key workers. But, realizing satisfactory levels of employee participation in these benefits can be a hurdle. The 11th Annual MetLife Study of Employee Benefits Trends shows that about a third of employees are not actively engaging in their annual benefits enrollment. MetLife's latest white paper analyzes the preferences of engaged employees to reveal six proven strategies that can help drive benefits participation . Incorporate these insights into your client recommendations to help them achieve enrollment success and a better return on the companys benefits investment.
In todays complex healthcare environment, consumers are struggling to make sense of their changing benefits options, and manage their increasing out-of-pocket costs. Likewise, employers are growing increasingly interested in providing consumers with the information they need to better understand their healthcare responsibilities and choices. Using the following four-step process, you can move from a population-based communications strategy to true personalization, which will increase wellness and engagement while improving your bottom line.
Prescription drug expenses are one of the most complex areas of today's healthcare arena, and make up a large part of benefit-plan costs for employers. The good news is that the way you contract with your Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) can play a key role in helping you gain control over increasing pharmacy spend while still delivering competitive, quality pharmacy benefits to employees. If youre gearing up for a PBM change, or you just want to take a step back before renewing a PBM contract, consider these must-know best practices for crafting an agreement that protects your interests in the short- and long-term.
A study by SourceMedia Research and Employee Benefits Adviser, in partnership with Unum/Colonial Life, highlights the cause and effect that health care reform under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will have on the benefits advisory industry.
This white paper is one in a series of regular reports that draws upon the Employee Benefit Leadership Forum, a research panel drawn from the subscriber base of EBN and EBA, made up of HR and benefits decision makers, benefit brokers and consultants who have knowledge about and influence over the HR/benefit industry. The report also represents the results of a syndicated research initiative in partnership with the benefit companies Unum and Colonial Life.
This white paper is the first in a series of quarterly reports that draw upon the Employee Benefit Leadership Forum, a research panel drawn from the subscriber base of Employer Benefit News and Employee Benefit Advisor, comprised of HR and benefits decision makers, benefit brokers and consultants who have knowledge about and influence over the HR/benefit industry. The report also represents the results of a syndicated research initiative in partnership with the benefit companies Unum and Colonial Life.