Leaders overseeing the launch of the federal health care exchange understood the importance of technology. But they did not understand how to build technology. And that lack of intuitive understanding and respect for the nature of how technology is built led to decisions that doomed the project's launch.
With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great time to emphasize healthy eating and exercise messages in your wellness communications. Employee assistance program provider ComPsych recently recognized four employers with its Health at Work awards. Winning companies were selected based on their wellness programs comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved. Here are the winners. [Images: Shutterstock]
Half of employees age 50 and up say they would make major sacrifices that could affect their own retirement to help family members, finds a recent survey.
What the lessons of retail marketing can teach benefit professionals about selling and engaging employees in benefit decisions, resulting in more buy-in on health exchanges.
Even if their employees don't use the exchanges, their functioning depends pretty heavily on some critical interactions among exchanges, employers, and their employees.
If people with chronic conditions only spend about an hour a year with their physician, how can they stay adherent with medication and their disease education for the 8,759 hours theyre outside the doctors office? The most promising answer is through mobile devices.
With up to $500 now able to roll over from year to year, will employees flock to Flexible Spending Accounts? Benefits administrators should plan on it.
The tool ... provides us with the ability to send out critical food safety alerts to all store managers instantly, says one official, who adds that the ability to upload training videos was a big part of what needed to be a very low-budget solution.
Theres no denying major medical insurance is the cornerstone of a good benefits package, so the intense focus on it is understandable, particularly in light of the ACA. But employers may be letting the towering tree of major med completely obscure their view of the broad benefits horizon.
Despite the high value that employees and employers place on career advancement opportunities, many organizations say their career management program efforts are falling short, according to a new survey from consulting firm Towers Watson. [Images: Shutterstock]
Prepare yourself for monumental changes in health care with wise words from BFE speakers.
Plain language and approachable design are two goals of the new model HIPAA notices.
Having people shop for medical care the way they shop for cars or stereos might be ideal, in some ways. But it is not attainable as long as the shoppers are human beings.
Employers and employees aren't seeing the health and productivity boosts that would be possible if more employees took advantage of their vision benefit, especially in an aging workforce. According to Transitions Optical, Inc., nearly half of employees aren't taking advantage of their vision benefit, by either not enrolling (24%) or by not using their benefit to receive an eye exam (32%). Transitions Optical offers four reasons why employers should take eye education seriously. [Images: Shutterstock]
HR professionals are dealing with both the usual crush of questions on open enrollment and a new onslaught of queries and concerns surrounding Obamacare and the health care marketplaces even from those who have nothing to do with the public exchanges. By now, you have notified workers about the Affordable Care Act. You've made sure all your plans are compliant. Surely thats all you have to communicate, right? Wrong. [Images: Shutterstock]