As interest increases in employers offering voluntary benefits, a particularly large number of employers are beginning to add a more robust range of voluntary benefits to improve morale of existing employees and attract new talent.
The impending post-retirement health costs of Americas baby boomers may still seem remote, but benefits managers would do well to help their older workers by working together to consider those potentially explosive concerns and include them in a comprehensive employee health plan.
A majority of employers, large and small, are embracing wellness programs as a means to improve employee health and, hopefully, cut rising health care costs.
EBNs annual i-COMM Awards recognize the best in internal communication of benefits. In this four-part series, we highlight this years winners, including the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, winner of Best Use of Social Media.
Heather Vertrees tunes up benefits at Fender Musical Instruments Corp. Her active role in a specialized wellness program for the companys factory workers has earned her the Benefits Professional of the Year honor.
EBN's annual i-COMM Awards recognize the best in internal communication of benefits. In this four-part series, we highlight this years winners, including Robins & Morton, winner of Best Intranet/Employee Portal.
With the release of its new Apple Watch and Apple HealthKit app, the tech giant is literally putting health care in the hands of the consumer. What does this mean for employer-based health care management?
EBN's annual i-COMM Awards recognize the best in internal communication of benefits. In this four-part series, we highlight this years winners, including Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., winner of Best Print or Online Newsletter.
EBNs annual i-COMM Awards recognize the best in internal communication of benefits, and are awarded in four categories: Best Overall Communications Campaign, Best Print or Online Employee Newsletter, Best Employee Intranet or Portal and Best Use of Social Media. In this four-part series, we highlight this years winners, starting with AECOM, i-COMM winner for Best Overall Communications Campaign.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of seasonal influenza, costing employers approximately $7 billion annually in sick days and lost productivity.
The case, EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, serves as a reminder for advisers and their employer clients, when putting together a wellness plan, to pay careful attention to how the EEOC defines liability.
With the average wellness incentive reaching nearly $600 this year according to some estimates, its no wonder employers are looking to get more bang for their buck. The right incentive program depends on a host of factors and requires thoughtful consultation with your wellness vendor. Here are 10 best practices from Provant to guide the development of effective incentives.
The AMAs designation of obesity as a disease promises to gain more medical coverage for treatment options, but could cost your employer clients in the short-term.
Todays best health assessments leverage sophisticated computer algorithms to identify individual health risk and measure motivation to change unhealthy behaviors. Across an employer population, health assessment aggregate data can inform the program choices for employer-based health management efforts. But not all health assessments are created equal. As health assessments gain broader use among not only employers but also health plans and in clinical settings, separating the myths from reality can help potential users focus on their true value. HealthFitness has identified several myths of health assessments and identified the best practices for worksite wellness.
Commentary: Meditation is not just some quirky, hippy philosophy; it is actually grounded in physiology. Some companies have taken these benefits so seriously that they have dedicated quiet rooms within the office so employees can meditate.