Chronic Conditions – What are they costing you?

Posted by Kelly McCall on  August 24, 2018

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Chronic conditions – those ongoing, generally incurable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and asthma – are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States.  More than 40 percent of the population, 133 million Americans, have at least one chronic disease.  When left undiagnosed or untreated, chronic diseases can be disabling, reducing quality of life, and even causing death. Think about this – diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb
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Pick One: Wellness or Wellbeing

Posted by Maddie Brown on  August 3, 2018

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It’s no secret that employer wellness programs have increased in popularity over the past few years. The underlying problem is the vagueness of wellness and what it means to organizations and its people. Wellbeing is a different more noble approach to nudge a workforce to think differently. Healthy employees contribute to overall business success by higher levels of productivity, increased work attendance, and increased employee engagement. But is it worth it? Many will argue that
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7 Tips for Boosting Employee Happiness in the Workplace The meaning of happiness is dependent upon the individual and what they value. Because there are so many different ways that people define happiness, it is so incredibly difficult for employers to make every single one of their employees happy 100% of the time. There just isn’t one simple template to follow in order to boost employee happiness in every organization. Advice from HR experts and
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Everyone understands the importance of numbers. But understanding how they apply to your health plan and the actions they suggest is the true story. The financial reports generated by our Financial and Analytic Services (FAS) team gives clients a month-to-month look at how their health plan is running, so they’re never blindsided. Jim Brown, who oversees the FAS department as Director of Reporting and Analytics Services, shares his insight on how reporting helps employers. “We
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How-To Improve Communication Around Benefits

Posted by Greg Noble on  June 11, 2018

Category: MBlog
Are you happy with the amount of employee engagement at your company? If you answered no, don’t worry – you’re not alone! A survey by CBI found that only 12% of businesses today are happy with the current level of employee engagement. And when it comes to communicating benefits, odds are that the majority of your population is disengaged. It’s not that your employees don’t appreciate having benefits; but the confusing and complex nature of health benefits