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Wellness (19)

Typically when we think of employer wellness programs, we think of things like biometric screenings and health risk assessments. But recent research shows that financial worries are a top stressor in many Americans’ lives. At first glance, the financial problems of the workforce may seem of a personal nature and…
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:16

Making Wellness Wearables Work

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Employers are constantly looking for ways to create effective, value-driven wellness programs for employees. Wearables, such as various Fitbits (Charge 2, Blaze and Alta HR) and the Garmin Vivoactive, or watches from Apple or Samsung, have become a common motivational tool for employers who are implementing wellness programs. A recent…
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:14

Is YOUR Wellness Program Making a Difference?

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These days, most companies have some sort of worksite wellness program, whether it’s a monthly wellness newsletter, an annual health fair, or weekly exercise challenges. At Fall River, for example, we participate in weekly Fitbit challenges, which definitely encourages us to log more steps every day! When you think about…
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 13:56

On Wellness, One Size Fits ONE

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Guest Article by Brad Cooper, CEO of US Corporate Wellness The research is in, and it warrants an exclamation point! An effective employee wellness program will provide a 125-600% ROI or more through decreased health care, sick time and disability costs, as well as improved recruitment, retention and employee engagement…
On January 1, 2017, new wellness program rules from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) go into effect. These rules differ a bit from those under HIPAA and the ACA, so we recommend every employer review and revise their wellness program to ensure compliance, including new rules around incentives, new…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:56

Mental Health Compliance in the Workplace

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Last month we wrote about mental health awareness in the workplace. This month we’d like to bring your attention to compliance surrounding mental health issues, and how not following proper procedure could cost your company profoundly. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with mental and emotional…
Thursday, 19 May 2016 03:36

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE WORKPLACE

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The Fall River Team recently attended the annual Colorado Culture of Health conference, and the theme of mental health in the workplace was prevalent. It continues to be a taboo and uncomfortable topic that employers tend to avoid. However it’s becoming clear that employers can’t afford to take a hands-off…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:41

On Wellness, One Size Fits ONE

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Guest Article by Brad Cooper, CEO of US Corporate Wellness The research is in, and it warrants an exclamation point! An effective employee wellness program will provide a 125-600% ROI or more through decreased health care, sick time and disability costs, as well as improved recruitment, retention and employee engagement…
In November, we wrote about “The Attack on Employer Wellness Programs,” highlighting the recent legal cases brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Honeywell International and two other employers. If you haven’t read it, please click here. These lawsuits alleged that the employers’ incentives were so large that…
Guest Article by Brad Cooper, MSPT, MBA, CWC, the CEO of US Corporate Wellness If you’ve been in the Employee Benefits or Human Resources arena for more than a few minutes, you’ve likely experienced the “Well-less Dilemma.” This is the common situation where a wellness company representative comes into your…
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