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Five Employee Tips for a Healthy and Productive Workday

Sitting behind a desk all day can be harmful over time, however, an investment in employee health can help reverse this harm. A Willis Health and Productivity Survey found that 93 percent of healthier employees led to more productivity, engagement and satisfaction at work. This has led to more employers starting, or expanding, workplace wellness […]

Employer Health Plans: Helping Employees Understand Their Benefits

Nearly 67 percent of Americans are enrolled in health insurance through their employer, according to the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau. However, health insurance is complicated. Your employees shouldn’t be challenged with the jargon and tough-to-follow stipulations of their health plan. Additionally, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that a large number of Americans enrolled in […]

Why Volunteering is Beneficial to Your Employees’ Health

Volunteering – whether it is tutoring, serving at a soup kitchen or gardening at a community center – is a gratifying experience that can also lead to better health. According to a Harvard Medical School study, people who regularly volunteer are rewarded with better physical and mental health. Another study conducted by Johns Hopkins University […]

Four Reasons Why Your Company Should Try Virtual Care

Virtual care, or telemedicine, is rapidly growing in health care because it is convenient, time-efficient and affordable for many businesses. According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of all U.S. hospitals currently have a telemedicine program and by 2017, about 70 percent of employer’s plans will offer telemedicine services as an employee benefit. […]

Employee Wellness: Tips to Encourage Your Team to Take Advantage of Their Health Plan

Deductibles. Premiums. Co-pays. These might seems like the basics of health care today, but many employees may not understand the lingo. The question is: Do your employees take advantage of or understand all the benefits your health plan has to offer? According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey, four in 10 people don’t know basic […]

How to Garner the Benefits from a Diverse Workplace Wellness Program

Your workplace may support the health and well-being of your employees, but here’s the real question. Does it provide the tools necessary to empower employees to boost their health? With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a great time to consider how you’re helping to promote employee health in your workplace. Poor health habits […]

What’s Your Workplace Wellness Return on Investment?

Workplace wellness is an overall partnership between employee and employer, especially since an individual’s health is such a personal issue. Investment in wellness, with proper communication, can create strong bonds between employers and employees. Previously viewed as a courtesy versus a necessity, employers are now recognizing the value in investing in their employees’ health, says […]

Here are 10 Wellness Ideas Small Businesses Can Try to Boost Better Health

Many employers may think that wellness programs are too expensive to provide, especially for a small business. However, lack of a wellness program may cost businesses even more. According to Kandi Lannen, director of wellness at Priority Health, wellness programs lower company health care costs, improve work flow, increase employee morale and enhance company benefit […]

Is Including a Wellness Program an Effective Business Strategy?

With health care costs increasing annually, employee wellness is a top priority for many employers looking to improve their bottom line. Kandi Lannen, director of wellness at Priority Health, explains the financial impact of wellness programs and why healthy employees are a win-win for the workplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control, studies on […]

Jump Start Employee Wellness for Global Health and Fitness Month

Research shows that employees who are engaged in their health and wellbeing are less likely to be absent from work and more likely to be productive while at work. In fact, American Journal of Health Promotion reported that wellness programs contribute to 25 percent lower absenteeism, and lower health insurance, workers’ compensation and disability insurance […]

Feeling Sluggish? Here are Seven Tips to Improve Your Health at Work

Being at work shouldn’t damage your health. There are many simple, low-cost ways to incorporate health conscious activities into your work day without consuming extra time. That’s the advice of Kandi Lannen, director of wellness at Priority Health. Lannen is responsible for helping the organization earn Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) accreditation with performance reporting […]