Workplace wellness programs can reduce medical costs by more than 18 percent for the average worker, according to a report published by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The January edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published by the Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based ACOEM, includes a study titled “Medical Care Savings From Workplace Wellness Programs: What Is a Realistic Savings Potential?” read more
The WorkWell Program has allotted funds towards the focus of development and implementation of workplace wellness. The Program has a budget of a small amount of dollars to support projects in South Dakota workplaces. The intent of this funding is to support businesses implementing workplace wellness programs. Eligible projects will be awarded up to $2,000 with 10 applicants being funded. read more
More big employers are dangling financial incentives to persuade workers and their families to adopt healthier behaviors and help control health care costs, a new survey reports. More…
Most U.S. companies plan to increase the dollar value of the incentives they offer employees to participate in health improvement programs in 2012, according to an employer survey conducted by Fidelity Investments and the not-for-profit National Business Group on Health. More…
Employers today are experiencing escalating health care costs associated with the significant increase in health risk factors, such as obesity, chronic disease and an aging work force. The impact these conditions and others have on workers’ compensation costs is generally left out of the equation. More…
Complementary Webinar on Workplace Health and Wellness Hosted by ParticipACTION February 21, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (EST) Learn how to develop a strategy for workplace wellness and explore best practises in the field.
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Study says every dollar spent on employee wellness saves $2 to $3 for employers.
Nicotine-free hiring process infringes on personal rightsBoise State University The Arbiter OnlineThe Central District Health Department in Idaho recently adopted a “nicotine-free” hiring process.
Bosses Have Big Impact on Workplace Well-Being: Treating employees badly can backfire as productivity drops, res…
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At first glance, implementing a Workplace Wellness Program for your employees may seem like one of those touchy-feely human resource trends that you could live without.
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Why prolonged sitting is bad for physical, and mental, health: study.
At More US Workplaces, Smokers Need Not ApplyU.S. News & World ReportHospital systems throughout the country are doingthis increasingly,” said Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor of community health sciences at Boston University School of Public Health.