Posted on Nov 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
The advent of managed care and the increasing importance of consumer-centered care is resulting in a move from traditional “fee-for-service” models to quality and results-based healthcare models. As a result, businesses are learning the importance of healthcare risk management and its impact on both the health of their employees and on the company’s bottom line.
Posted on Nov 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Victoria Emmitt
A report released earlier this year by the Society for Human Resource Management shows that more than two-thirds of U.S. employers offer wellness programs as part of their benefits packages. Many of the driving forces behind promoting health and wellness in the workplace are similar and include improving employee health, decreasing medical premiums, improving productivity, and reducing absenteeism. At Marathon Health, we believe that healthier people are happier people and in turn, they lead more productive lives inside and outside of the workplace.
Posted on Nov 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
With the exception of salary, a competitive benefits package is the best way for employers to recruit and retain talented employees. According to multiple survey results, healthcare benefits are ranked by employees as the most important benefit a company can offer, eclipsing vacation time, pay raises, retirement plans or performance bonuses.
Due to increasing healthcare costs and changes in employee needs, it’s no longer enough for companies to simply offer a standard, broadly-defined health benefits package for all employees. Comprehensive benefits packages, tailored to the needs of individual employees, are becoming the favored choice of most American workers.
Posted on Nov 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Phil Davidson
It’s all about trust and the truth when building a physician-patient relationship.
One method Marathon Health clinicians use is motivational interviewing, in which providers use body language and refined vocal habits to build trust with patients.
Posted on Nov 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Chelsea Degree
The holiday season is a busy time for many. As the “to-do” list grows, “the most wonderful time of the year” can quickly become the most unproductive time of the year at work. Employers may notice a decline in performance as a result of increased stress and fatigue among their employees. A survey by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that “three-quarters of surveyed participants reported feeling more anxious or depressed during the holiday season.” Financial stress, poor sleep, personal loss, outside obligations or activities, and commercial pressure are common influencers. Affected individuals may be prone to short temper or difficulty concentrating in the workplace resulting in low morale and strain on professional relationships.
Posted on Nov 5, 2015 6:37:13 PM by Amy Lefevre
When Marathon Health opened a wellness center at Linda’s workplace, she was intrigued by the convenience and she couldn’t wait to check out the services. The timing was right for her as she had been collecting a list of health issues that concerned her. Her diabetes was out of control which meant she lost her breath easily, her legs and ankles were swollen, and she was the heaviest she had ever been.
Posted on Nov 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Phil Davidson
The use of onsite healthcare solutions continues to rise among businesses, resulting in greater productivity and profitability via healthier, happier populations.
Posted on Oct 30, 2015 5:26:08 PM by Phil Davidson
Please enjoy this presentation from Greg Howe, wellness leader at Lincoln Industries. Lincoln Industries is a pioneer in employee wellness and nationally known for their innovative programs. Here Greg describes the often overlooked value of healthy employees and why they are good for business.
Posted on Oct 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Phil Davidson
The American Time Use Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average adult ages 25-54 spends 8.7 hours at work during the week. With such a large percentage of time spent in the workplace, more and more employers are seizing the opportunity to influence the overall health and wellbeing of their employee population via on-site health centers and wellness programs.
Posted on Oct 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Phil Davidson
When discussing how to limit top health risk factors in a corporate environment, we often refer to the model outlined in the landmark book, Zero Trends.
In this book, Dee W. Edington, PhD, former Director of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center, draws from his 30 years of research and experience to explain how organizations can control health management and disability expenditures while keeping their workforces healthy and productive.