Month: February 2019

Expanding the Reach of Your Wellness Program

Wellness Programs Need to Reach More Employees The Illinois Workplace Wellness Study collected data from a wellness program available to 12,000 employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Results showed that workers who participated in the wellness program tended to be healthier from the start than nonparticipants. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) explains …

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Why Wellness Programs Need To Include A Financial Well-Being Strategy

Finances Cause Employees Stress As more and more employers are beginning to focus on holistic wellness, they are uncovering the importance of financial well-being. A report conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that 72% of adults feel stressed about money at least some of the time and 22% experience extreme financial stress. In …

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Reducing Health Care Costs With Improved Plan Efficiency and Employee Wellbeing

Rising Healthcare Costs According to the Willis Towers Watson 23rd Annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey, total health care costs are expected to rise by about 5% in 2019 for both employers and employees. In addition, the Willis Towers Watson Financial Benchmark Survey found that the average cost of healthcare per employee in …

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Three Steps to Creating a Customizable Wellness Program

Why Customize Wellness Programs? The “one size fits all” approach rarely works in our society, and wellness programs are no different. The workforce encompasses a diverse group of employees who are in various stages of life. Recent college graduates, new parents, and seasoned professionals nearing retirement all have unique health and wellness needs that cannot …

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Shifting from ROI to VOI When Measuring Your Wellness Program’s Success

The Pressure of ROI William Peck, a certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant and a member of the Maine Council for Worksite Wellness, recently came across this comment, “I’m curious why wellness is expected to produce a specific ROI when safety is not?” He responded with, “… safety is mandated, while wellness is completely voluntary. If …

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