Posted on Dec 10, 2018 11:10:45 AM by Amy Lefevre, director of engagement strategy, Marathon Health
Employers know healthy employees are productive employees – and they cost less. It’s no surprise that one third of large U.S. employers have chosen worksite healthcare, and more than two-thirds of U.S. employers currently offer wellness programs. When employers build a culture of wellness with supportive health resources – such as worksite health centers – they play a proactive role in improving employee health. The Washington Post reports that this approach “can help companies reduce health-care costs, cut absentee rates, and perhaps attract top talent.” But, introducing these resources isn’t enough. It’s essential to engage your leadership team to achieve results.
Posted on Nov 28, 2018 1:34:00 PM by Dave Demers, MPH, VP of analytics and business intelligence
Self-funding for healthcare benefits comes with risks and benefits. While your organization gains program control, flexibility in plan design, and more predictability in costs, you’re at greater risk for high cost claims, specifically from cancers and musculoskeletal conditions. If you’re wondering how to manage this issue, you’re not alone. A recent Mercer survey revealed that “managing high cost claimants is the top benefits strategy U.S. employers will be focusing on for the next five years.”
Posted on Nov 13, 2018 1:35:44 PM by Emily McManamy
Prescription drug costs are rising in the U.S. leading to higher health insurance costs and access issues for your employees. As a result, Americans are finding it difficult to afford medications which leads to dangerous consequences. “In a 2013 survey, one in five adults in the U.S. said they failed to complete a prescribed course of medicine because of cost.” NPR reports that 1 in 4 patients living with diabetes have rationed their insulin due to costs more than doubling since 2012.
Posted on Nov 6, 2018 9:58:23 AM by Dave Demers, MPH, VP of analytics and business intelligence
We believe in a radically different philosophy of healthcare. We believe the best path to sustained health improvements occur when the patient is in charge. When you empower people to take control of their health, they develop new health behaviors, make smarter healthcare decisions, improve their health, and lower costs. It’s a simple equation that yields powerful results.
Posted on Oct 30, 2018 9:53:14 AM by Rosa De La Torre, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, regional clinical leader
Posted on Oct 17, 2018 11:29:24 AM by Emily McManamy
Posted on Oct 1, 2018 12:52:18 PM by Matt Riley, VP of People Operations
Unified by a shared mission, employees grow a workplace culture that achieves significant business growth
Posted on Sep 27, 2018 10:54:23 AM by Emily McManamy
Health improvement begins with small behavior change. Small modifications to your diet, exercise, sleep, or daily routine can lead to significant health improvement. When we set smaller goals, we can achieve them in a healthy and realistic way.
Posted on Sep 17, 2018 3:26:39 PM by Mary Meyer, RN, national director of health coaching
Did you know that nearly nine out of ten adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease?
When it comes to health, ignorance isn’t bliss. Health education helps your employees understand their health and act on information to make good health decisions. Through education and awareness, your employees can connect the dots between their lifestyle choices and their health. Health education can positively affect employee behavior, improve health decisions, and ultimately lead to improved health outcomes.
Posted on Sep 5, 2018 3:05:21 PM by Dave Demers, MPH, VP of analytics and business intelligence
“I had been feeling poorly for a while, making it difficult for me to do my job and spend time with my family. I went to the health center at work and my blood work showed I had diabetes, low iron, and high cholesterol.” – Lillie, Marathon Health patient, Wayne Farms employee, and winner of Healthy Like Me.