The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.
The news that Reynolds American, one of the largest U.S. tobacco companies, has decided to ban cigarette smoking in its offices is a breath of fresh air.Read More
What the iPhone did for communication and entertainment, wearable devices may do for health and wellness programs, too.Read More
Obesity is a leading source of workplace disability, but nixing vending machines and handing out pedometers isn’t enough to get employees back and working at their full potential.
Wearable technologies and fitness applications are flooding the consumer market, but the jump to the corporate sphere has many concerned about employee privacy.
I suspect your workplace Cookie Monsters also would leave that sensible bag full of almonds and dried apricots for a box of Girl Scout cookies.Read More
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
More companies are offering wellness programs, despite recent criticism, survey finds.Read More
Kidding a colleague who opts for a salad over a sloppy joe — even if it’s all in good-natured fun — is still in bad taste.Read More
If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.