Industry News

  • EEOC Proposed Wellness Regs: What Employers Need to Know

    The EEOC issued a proposed regulation with respect to employer-sponsored wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. While not final, the proposed regulation provides important guidance on employer incentives. Read the highlights.

  • The Other Side of Wellness

    New research suggests that the traditional methods of wellness such as flu shots, fitness challenges and health risk assessments, while still popular, are being supplemented by more unusual offerings like tuition reimbursement, community charity events, celebrations and more vacation time. Learn how these areas of workplace wellness can improve the overall bottom line.

  • Employees Want Wellness Plans with Meaningful Incentives

    Wellness programs are more popular than ever. Yet engagement studies show that, in most cases, management is more enthusiastic than employees. Discover what employees expect plans to include.

  • Financial Health a Missing Wellness Piece

    A new survey from Consumer Affairs says money worries have become a significant distraction for employees during work hours. Not Facebook, not chain emails, not weight loss - worries about money. See how those worries can be a huge drain on employee productivity.

  • The Critical Nature of Communication in Wellness

    It’s no secret that a multi-faceted, well-executed wellness program can be extremely advantageous to both employers and their workers. But often wellness programs launch and fall short of expectations. Check out this article to see how employers can better communicate the benefits of a wellness program to employees.

  • IRS Allows Just One Wellness Incentive

    Most wellness plan incentives won't count towards the IRS's determination of whether an employee has been offered "affordable coverage" as defined by the PPACA. Learn which incentive the IRS was willing to consider in its affordability equation.

  • Study Raises Questions for Employer Wellness Programs

    Wellness programs have become increasingly popular, as companies aim to lower their medical costs by promoting healthier behavior. But a recent RAND study finds disease management programs are saving employers the bulk of health care costs.

  • Penalties Becoming Commonplace in Wellness Programs

    The Towers Watson 2013-2014 Staying@Work Survey found that increased wellness opportunities have not translated into increased employee involvement. Many employers are taking action and issuing penalties if employees do not enroll, causing outrage among employees. Learn more about the measures employers should take to improve involvement while maintaining a happy workplace.

  • Employers Embrace Wellness but Employees Don’t

    While employers believe in wellness programs for their workers, it appears workers don’t feel the same way. A recent bwift survey found that while wellness program availability is up, employee participation still lags. Learn about how you can make cost-containment strategies more effective.

  • Americans Demand More from Their Employers, Voluntary Benefits Can Help

    Overworked Americans are asking more from their employers. Click here to learn more about voluntary benefits and their effect on satisfaction in the workplace.