By providing financial incentives, employers may be able to motivate employees to stick with weight-loss programs, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Twice as many individuals were able to achieve a total weight-loss goal when offered a monetary reward than individuals who were offered nothing, according to the study. Read More
Humana and Wal-Mart team up to offer employees an incentive to make better dietary choices.Read More
Employers such as Chicago-based Red Frog Events are looking to improve their overall employment deal, spelling out an overall compensation and culture package that often includes a company vision for what employees can get and give back in return.Read More
No one likes to talk about cancer, but it is not the taboo workplace subject it was in years past. In fact, progressive companies are supporting workers who have cancer like never before. Read More
There are nearly 10 million adult children over 50 who are responsible for an aging parent, and that is costing companies up to $34 billion a year due to absenteeism and other issues affecting productivity.Read More
One company is enticing insurers by blending the traditional HRA with social networking, mobile technology, games and behavioral psychology.Read More
Care for cancer patients costs employers an estimated $264 billion a year in health care costs and lost productivity, although cancer strikes just 1.6 percent of the workforce. Read More
SeeChange Health and Blue Shield of California are two San Francisco insurance companies that are stepping up efforts to market value-based insurance design plans to large employers. Read More
Unlike its predecessor the pedometer, which tracked only steps and whose data couldn't be uploaded or easily shared, the accelerometer monitors steps, distance and calories burned. It even tracks sleep.
Workplace program pushes people to leave their desk and walk around for one to two minutes every 25 to 30 minutes.