Brian Marcotte recently took over the National Business Group on Health. He recently spoke about his vision for the group.
This month is National Immunization Awareness Month, and employers committed to employee health and wellness should feel compelled to participate given recent statistics around immunization and illness.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that U.S. businesses lose an average of 2.8 million workdays each year because of unplanned absences, costing employers more than $74 billion.Read More
Tired workers are nothing new, but you’re in dreamland if you think having a sleepy staff isn’t a big problem for your business.Read More
It seems clear that sleep could be the linchpin to achieving better wellness results.Read More
More employers are deploying wellness programs but implementation and effectiveness remain elusive.
A recent study indicated that 48 percent of respondents believe they will need $50,000 to pay for individual health care costs in retirement, but the true cost is estimated at four times that amount.Read More
About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.
There’s no “one-size-fits-all” wellness program for all employers. Sure, this week it’s watch your fat intake and don’t smoke, but those aphorisms do not a wellness program make.Read More
Group members recommended that health plans should be the primary source of price information and urged them to use easy-to-understand formats.Read More