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EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Incentives Rule
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a proposed rule to help clear up confusion over using financial incentives in worksite wellness programs.

At Dominion Resources, Power Is in a Healthy Workforce
Since launching in 2012, Dominion Resource’s multifaceted wellness program has lowered employee health risks. Plus, tips for increasing participation among unionized workers.

EEOC Readies Wellness Incentives Rule
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and employers have been at loggerheads over financial incentives in wellness programs. The confusion may be heading toward some clarity, with proposed regulations to be issued shortly.

‘Integrated’ Well-Being Initiatives Yield Healthy Results
An innovative approach to well-being goes beyond an employee’s physical health and includes initiatives such as financial literacy tools, child-care and elder-care assistance programs and resources for stress and time management.

Guidance on E-Cigarettes in the Workplace
Health advocates advise organizations to adjust their tobacco-cessation policies and programs to include the rapid growth of e-cigarettes.

HR Urged to Protect Wellness Program Data
HR professionals are being encouraged to review contracts with wellness program providers to ensure that the providers do not disclose employees’ health information.

Metrics Beyond ROI Can Capture Wellness Outcomes
Ways other than return on investment can be used to evaluate program effectiveness.


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Doug LaymanWellness ROI Is Immeasurable
Doug Layman, executive VP at Gilsbar Inc., says current narrowly focused views of wellness ROI miss the true business value of this type of benefit. 

Alan MomeyerWellness Incentives
Alan Momeyer, VP of HR for Loews Corp., says the rewards are worth the risk of initially overpaying for wellness incentives—especially if you plan to modify payments at a later date.

Barbara SchaeferHealth Incentives
Union Pacific Corp. offers rewards that encourage employees to improve their health, says Barbara Schaefer, senior VP of HR.

Nancy BloughEffective Wellness Incentives
Nancy Blough, Executive VP of the American Health Data Institute, on ways to encourage participation in wellness plans.

Dan KrickThe Benefits of Wellness
Wellness programs benefit a company in financial and other ways, says Dan Krick, HR director at Lincoln Industries

Don PowellWellness for Dependents
To control health care costs, wellness programs must reach out to employees' spouses and children, says Don Powell, CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine.

Neil GordonWellness Efforts and Unions
Neil Gordon, M.D., chief medical and science officer for Nationwide Better Health, offers tips for effectively promoting wellness in a union environment. 

Mindy McGrathPoints-Based Wellness Programs
Awarding incentive points can boost participation in wellness programs and achieve lasting behavioral change, says Mindy McGrath, a VP with Maritz Inc.

Smoking CessationSmoking Cessation Programs
Companies that offer a package of benefits—rather than just one—are successfully helping employees to quit smoking.

Wellness Success Factors
Anthony Armando of Interactive Health explains considerations for successful wellness programs.

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