Posted on Mar 4, 2019 9:26:54 AM by Tracey Moran
There’s a difference between sick care and healthcare. You provide your workforce with a health benefit plan to take care of them when they are sick, but how do you ensure they get or stay healthy?
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.
Posted on Apr 25, 2018 3:28:05 PM by Emily McManamy
Meet Evelia. Like many people, she avoided the doctor’s office, and her health, for years. Fortunately, healthcare became affordable and accessible when Evelia’s employer opened an onsite health center. “I had no more excuses and finally made an appointment.” Despite feeling healthy, Evelia’s routine wellness exam revealed a lump in her breast – she had cancer. By partnering with an onsite health center, Evelia’s employer was positioned to provide health and wellness benefits that supported her as she overcame her hurdles to health.
Posted on Aug 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Drew Arnold
It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts.
Posted on Jun 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Jay Blanchard
Standing desk ergonomics have gained popularity lately, with both employees and health professionals touting the many benefits of getting out of your chair. Are standing desks the miracle that their supporters think they are, or just another fad? In this article, we’ll look at both the pros and cons of sitting and standing desks, as well as a third option that might combine the best of both worlds.
Posted on Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Chelsea Degree
Creating a benefits package that promotes a positive culture in the workplace has become an increased priority among many organizations. As a result, more employers are finding greater employee satisfaction and retention.
Posted on Jul 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Phil Davidson
When faced with a mandate to grow their business, many CEOs will first look at ways to increase revenue by cutting costs, and health benefits are often a casualty.
Though it might appear to be a prudent decision, in actuality cutting health benefits will hurt an employer’s bottom line in the long run. The best way to grow a business is establishing programs that help employees develop and achieve their optimal health, which will in turn help retain top talent and pay dividends for years to come.
Posted on May 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
Posted on Mar 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Drew Arnold
It can seem like there are more than a few dots to connect when considering how wellness programs actually increase a businesses’ bottom line. An employee who is spending time tracking diet or exercise, taking the stairs more, or paying closer attention to his blood pressure doesn’t seem to translate directly to specific dollars in the bank. However, focusing on total population health for employees does keep people healthier, which increases productivity, raises employee satisfaction, and reduces healthcare costs.
Posted on Feb 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
With the cost of traditional healthcare plans on the rise, HR leaders and benefits buyers are re-evaluating their employee health benefit options, with many employers moving to defined contribution plans. Like any benefit change, moving to a new plan can be daunting, but with proper research and communication the transition can be made with little difficulty and can benefit both employers and employees.