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Rolling Out Dough May Motivate Employees to Drop Pounds, Study Shows

March 12, 2013
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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.
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Employers Find Healthy Food Program Is Good for You

March 4, 2013
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Humana and Wal-Mart team up to offer employees an incentive to make better dietary choices.
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Why Companies Are Embracing the Employee Value Proposition

February 28, 2013
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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.
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How Companies Can Support Cancer Survivors in the Workplace—and Manage Costs

February 27, 2013
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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.
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Caring for Workers Who Care for Mom

February 21, 2013
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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.
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New-Look Health Risk Assessments Employ a Social Strategy

February 20, 2013
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One company is enticing insurers by blending the traditional HRA with social networking, mobile technology, games and behavioral psychology.
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Cancer Poses a Growing Challenge to Employers

February 14, 2013
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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.
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Valuing Value: California Mines New Health Coverage Plan Concepts

January 18, 2013
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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.
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Workers' Wellness Goes Wireless With Activity Trackers

January 15, 2013
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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.
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