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Mobile Gadgets, Longer Hours Worsening Sleep
Sleep deprivation results in poorer health and lower productivity, and the problem appears to be getting worse. Education, screening and behavioral modification—even “nap pods”—can help.

EEOC: Incentives for Spouses’ Health Assessments OK
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has proposed a rule clarifying when employers may provide incentives to workers when their covered spouses complete a health risk assessment as part of a wellness program.

Is Self-Care the New Health Care?
While no one expects to turn employees into diagnosticians, providing a little education and access to health information as part of workplace wellness efforts can mitigate the need to visit a doctor for a number of common ailments.

When Managers Won’t Walk the Talk During Flu Season
Failing to set a good example—by staying home when sick, and taking time to recover—may encourage employees to come to work sick.

Five Best Practices for Workplace Wellness
In a new guide from Johns Hopkins, employers share their wellness success stories, citing best practices for successful workplace wellness programs.

Building a Wellness Champion Network
By socially connecting with others, a wellness champion network is crucial to how health-promoting information is communicated to employees—and the level of acceptance that worksite wellness programs receive.

Counter Stress That’s Making Employees Sick
Workplace stress is taking an emotional and physical toll on employees, lowering productivity and raising health claims. Managers can take steps to alleviate the pressure.

‘Big Data’ Is Shaping Employers’ Benefits Strategies
Employee benefits are entering the brave new world of “big data”—collecting, analyzing and acting on benefits-related metrics—with the promise of significant advances in the design and delivery of benefits offerings, especially for health and wellness offerings.

Give Your Dental Plan a Checkup
With the cost of dental care increasing, employers need to make careful choices in how they structure and share the costs of these programs.

Cloudy Wellness Requirements Under ADA and GINA
Added to the challenges regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proposed rule for wellness programs is uncertainty about how to comply with both the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

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.


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Wellness: Miracle or Mirage?
Sponsored by Healthentic
Author and consultant Al Lewis  looks at the myths and realities of wellness initiatives, as well as the future direction of wellness services. You'll learn strategies for measuring outcomes validly -- without having to pay an actuary. You'll also hear strategies to inoculate your wellness initiatives against legal action by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 




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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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