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Employee Health Care

Workplace Stress? Check Your Inbox

Glenn Riseley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the average employee today will spend close to 30% of their time just slogging through email.

Feelings and Emotions Affect Workplace Performance

Glenn Riseley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and business leaders alike, and in today's knowledge economy, productivity is determined purely by the energy and creativity of the people who get things done every day.

Moving: A Business and Biological Essential

Glenn Riseley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

If you've spent the last hour working through your emails before reading this, then your large muscle groups are already deflating, your metabolism has slowed, and your biological switch has flicked to the 'standby' position.

Why You Can't Leave People to Their Own (Wearable) Devices

Glenn Riseley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

The hard truth is that leading a healthy lifestyle isn't about buying something, or wearing something, or consuming something. It's about doing something.

Desperately Seeking 'The Biggest Winner' in Health

Josh Stevens | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The latest news in the world of health is not coming from doctors or hospitals. Instead, it's coming from large employers: CVS and NBC. Both CVS and NBC have recently put a spotlight on health-related issues, but the reasons why couldn't be more different.

Obamacare and You

Francine Hardaway | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Obamacare is like cilantro: People either love it or hate it. However, unlike cilantro, Obamacare can't be avoided. It is happening, for better or for...

WATCH: IBM + UCLA's WorkStrong Program Takes Preventative Stance for Employee Health

Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

The University of California recently launched a wellness program for employees who have sustained an injury in the workplace. This program, started i...

Guess Who Funded This Small Business Group's Anti-Obamacare Message

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

The insurance industry helped one of the nation's leading small business groups to push its anti-Obamacare message with a hefty financial donation, th...

Overweight Can Leave You Underpaid

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

It's official. The United States is switching from getting well to staying well. And the reason for this sudden burst of transformation: It's not only better to stay well than to get well -- it's cheaper.

Value of Employee Wellness Programs

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth Thorpe

We believe it would be unfortunate if the idea that employee wellness programs bring no return on investment took hold and became conventional wisdom. These initiatives are critical weapons in the ongoing war against chronic disease.

Should Overweight People And Smokers Pay More For Insurance?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Small Business

Should the costs of the health benefits employees get through their employers be affected by how healthy -- or unhealthy -- their lifestyles are? M...

Dave Jamieson

Occupy The Cafe: How A Band Of Panera Bakers Hopes To Change The Restaurant Industry | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

Kathleen VonEitzen heads into work at 10 p.m. with a long night ahead of her. A trained baker, VonEitzen spends the evening and early morning hours cu...

Obamacare, Employee Health and Wellness, and Associated Costs

Ilya Bernstein, R.N. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Ilya Bernstein, R.N.

A hard look at the evidence indicates that regardless of incentives provided by the new "law of the land," employee health and wellness programs are a positive intervention that benefits both individual health and corporations financial bottom line. So why aren't they everywhere?

Christina Wilkie

Smokers And Obese Could Lose Out In Health Care Reform | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

A little-discussed ramification of Thursday's landmark Supreme Court health care decision is that it could make things harder for the nation's heavies...

Downturn May Provide Relief In Employer Healthcare Costs

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

The economic downturn may provide businesses with an unexpected benefit: A bit of relief in employer health care costs. Health care benefit costs ...

Employers Consider Ending Health Benefits

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — A new survey from a large benefits consultant says nearly one of every 10 mid-sized or big employers expects to stop offering hea...

Emma Gray

Workplace Wellness Programs: Bringing Preventive Care Into The Office | Emma Gray | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

“Work” and “wellness” are not often used in the same sentence. For many Americans, preventive health care is completely disconnected from ...

Healthier Employees and Cost Savings: Expanding our Definition of Wellness at Work

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

If we really want to make a difference in working families' lives, our definition of wellness needs to expand.

A Call to Action: Rabbis for Health Care Reform

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

The National Jewish Democratic Council is bringing together rabbis from across the country to stand up for comprehensive health insurance reform and we need your help and your voice.

Wal-Mart Serves Free Ice Cream to an Obese Nation

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

If Wal-Mart is committed to helping families save money, they should start by giving their own workers access to affordable health care. Forget the Blue Bunny bars, Flipped Out Cup, and 5,000 scoopers.

Health Care Choices

Kirsten Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

For almost twenty-five years the federal government has banned federal employees from choosing a health care plan that covered abortion.