Even though seven of 10 white-collar workers say they feel inundated by e-mails, IMs, text messages and other data sources at work, corporate leaders have been slow to intervene and offer employee support or training in how to manage information overload. That’s starting to change.
Articles by Charlotte Huff
Treatment for back pain, especially surgery, can be expensive and might not produce exceptional results. Some employers have decided to be proactive about reducing back pain to help workers cope — and save money in the process.
Forcing spouses onto their own employer’s plan creates challenges for families as they cope with the logistics and coverage differences.
Massachusetts and New Hampshire were the only states to garner the highest “A” rating earlier this year in a report card on public tools issued by two nonprofit organizations.
With prices of medical procedures fluctuating wildly, companies are putting costs under the microscope
With more employees enrolling in high-deductible health plans, a nonprofit business group endeavors to pull back the curtain on health costs. In a statement, the Catalyst for Payment Reform pushes for not only more information but also better cost-calculating tools for consumers.
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.
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.
The option, which gives employees more autonomy, could revolutionize employer-provided health benefits, proponents say.
For employers, an exchange ideally will expand health benefits choice for workers while holding down their health costs, advocates for the concept say.