910, 2013

Five Steps to Safer Health Care

safer-healthcare-03Patient safety is one of the Nation’s most pressing health care challenges. A 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of lapses in patient safety.

Below are tips on […]

2906, 2013

Adult Obesity

Obesity is common, serious, and costly. In 2009, about 2.4 million more adults were obese than in 2007. This epidemic has affected every part of the United States. In every state, more than 15% of adults are obese, and in nine states, over 30% of […]

1906, 2013

Get Regular Check-Ups

rec-guys-afraid-of-doctors-credits-thinkstock-05-07-12-F36e2P-mdRemember to schedule regular health checkups. These can help identify a medical condition before symptoms appear. Your health plan probably recommends a schedule for wellness checkups based on age and sex. Discuss this with your healthcare provider because he or she might advise you to get […]

205, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and Wellness Programs

wellness3Implementing and expanding employer wellness programs may offer our nation the opportunity to not only improve the health of Americans, but also help control health care spending.

The Affordable Care Act creates new incentives and builds on existing wellness program policies to promote employer wellness programs and […]

404, 2013

What Are The Benefits Of A Health Risk Assessment?

HRAConducting a health risk assessment has several potential benefits including identifying health risk factors, controlling health care costs, predicting employee absenteeism, encouraging individuals to take a proactive stance when it comes to personal health care and monitoring the health status of the general population. Each of […]

2003, 2013

Benefits of Employee Recognition in the Workplace

happy-employees4When you have offices, departments and teams of loyal, committed, trained and qualified staff, you are reducing your risk. Give everyone an annual raise, make sure the air conditioning runs in the summer and the heat in the winter and voila… resignations will stop and retention […]

1103, 2013

Safety and Health Add Value

Health & Safety_1Addressing safety and health issues in the workplace saves the employer money and adds value to the business. Recent estimates place the business costs associated with occupational injuries at close to $170 billion – expenditures that come straight out of company profits.

When workers stay […]

403, 2013

Health Care Reform and Your Business

HealthcareReformThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, otherwise known as “Obamacare” or the “Health Care Law,” affects small and large businesses in several ways. How the health care law affects your business depends on the number of people you employ, either full time or […]

2202, 2013

2013 – the year of disease prevention and health promotion!

health-promotion-industryThe New Year holds much promise for Total Worker Health™. In fact, 2013 may well become the year of disease prevention and health promotion! This abundance of opportunity can be credited to the Affordable Care Act and its provisions related to wellness programs.

The provision that focuses […]

1802, 2013

The Employer’s Affordable Care Act – Your Pre-Game Warm-Up for “Pay or Play”

accountantFor many “large” employers, determining whether to “pay or play” may not be an easy process.  The ACA’s employer shared responsibility provision goes into effect in 2014, making advance preparation even more important if you have part-time, seasonal or “variable hour” employees.  Since you are only […]