On Jan. 7, 2013, MediaTec Publishing Inc. bought Workforce from Crain Communications Inc. MediaTec's president, Norm Kamikow, provides his thoughts on the purchase.Read More
Steep prices of specialty drugs—such as Humira or Enbrel, which can cost more than $14,000 annually—are prompting employers to focus on managing the expense. But the question is how. “There are lots of cogs in this wheel and that complicates the management of these drugs,” says Cheryl Larson, vice president of the Midwest Business Group on Health.Read More
The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society are among the groups providing guidance on how organizations can design outcomes-based incentives programs that don't discriminate against employees.
Leaving legal and political hurdles behind, employers still worry there's no clear-cut path to health care reform.
Amid the proliferation of corporate weight-loss efforts, some researchers worry that well-intentioned initiatives can risk employee backlash. Sprint Nextel and O'Neal Steel leaders describe how they strive to marry motivation and results.Read More
Weather events such as Hurricane Sandy and the havoc they wreak in the workplace are prompting more discussions about nontraditional ways to get work done. Compressed workweeks, job sharing and telecommuting are other options gaining buzz.Read More
One organization's data shows that health-related productivity losses cost U.S. employers $227 billion annually. Whirlpool officials are striving to reduce one component, called presenteeism, by providing employees with better mental and physical support at the work site.
President Barack Obama's victory serves as a vindication for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, industry experts said soon after the president won re-election Nov. 6. Read More
Companies are finding that team wellness challenges work better to create behavior change than individual incentives. But team challenges have their limits, too.
Employers are tailoring wellness offerings to suit staffs that aren't in the office. Programs must be “highly timely, personalized and relevant,” an expert says.