The move by Los Angeles City Council this week to ban electronic cigarettes from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other public spaces in the city leaves employers grappling with the issue of whether to develop policies to regulate their use in the workplace.
A new trend in employee coaching and assistance programs applies the principles of neuroscience to help employees reduce stress, quit smoking and become more focused and productive.
Employees have access to thousands of apps covering health and wellness on their mobile device. Employers and wellness vendors can offer workers hi-tech ways to track their physical activity, promote healthy eating and inspire wellness at work. Here are five mobile apps and outreach ideas to get employees moving and engaged in your wellness program.
However employers decisions have been determined by the Affordable Care Act, the reasons to continue investing in employee health and productivity remain.
At Oracles first-ever HCM World conference, the technology company demonstrated its commitment to human resources customers, explaining its strategy for Modern HR in the Cloud, which is focused on meeting the needs of employees in a large, dispersed workforce.
Earlier this year, the Surgeon General issued a new report on smoking and health, marking the 50th anniversary of the agencys landmark study announcing scientifically proven links between smoking and lung cancer. As American Heart Month winds down, Peter Goldbach, chief medical officer with Health Dialog, shares how smoking affects employee health and what employers should look for in a smoking cessation program.
A company with a strong culture of health is more likely to have happy, health-conscious employees than those businesses not promoting wellness, according to a new studys findings.
Employees treasure their workplace benefits more than ever, yet employers are increasingly asking workers to shoulder more of the costs of providing those benefits, finds a new survey of benefit plan participants and employers.
In the opening keynote at health IT conference HIMSS14, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini painted a grim picture of health care in the U.S. that is plagued by inefficiency and waste.
The president of the NBGH, who is retiring this spring, shares her thoughts about health reform and the future of employer-sponsored health coverage.
Copayments and co-insurance fees have increased on average 34% compared with those of the pre-Affordable Care Act individual insurance market, according to the results of a new HealthPocket study released Thursday.
From ignoring chronic disease to failing to align vendor and employer goals, defined-contribution health strategies through private exchanges are not right for every employer.
Welltok Inc., vendor of a Web-based health wellness platform called CafeWell that providers and payers can offer to consumers, is the latest organization to collaborate with IBM Corp. to enhance the health care cognitive computer capabilities of the Watson supercomputer.
Wellness can specifically increase job satisfaction among current and prospective employees. However, employers cant expect these results to occur overnight. While many launch wellness programs, they often fall short of expectations. Perhaps the biggest reason this happens is inadequate communications to employees.
The short-term motivators and health advice typical of wellness programs provide general benefits across an employee population, but people needing sustained weight loss require concentrated behavior change assistance specific to their condition.