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Considerations for your biometric health screening

If you want to reduce costs associated with your employees’ health care, where do you start? Companywide health screenings can be a great way to better understand the needs of your employees and arm them with information they need to lead healthier lives. In turn, this can result in more productive employees and potential cost […]

Health screenings and diabetes: You can’t change what you don’t know

A recent study suggests that 40 percent of the adult population in the United States will develop type 2 diabetes sometime during their life. The silver lining here is that diabetes can sometimes be prevented with lifestyle changes, and worksite health screenings are one effective way to catch the health issues that precede diabetes. How can an employer leverage health screenings to decrease the impact of this costly disease?

How to get employees’ attention during enrollment season

Enrollment season is upon us, and there’s no better time to ensure your employees understand their coverage options and unique needs. This is especially true when it comes to disability insurance.

Four considerations when adding wearables to your wellness program

According to a 2013 study by ABI Research, more than 13 million wearable health trackers will be incorporated into businesses’ wellness plans by 2018.

Think creatively to avoid permanent disability

An assembly line employee — who was diagnosed at an early age with a severe condition that resulted in partial paralysis — was having difficulty moving to various workstations. Her health had declined to the point where she was unstable on her feet and could have risked a fall and/or other serious injury.

Workplace Possibilities Q&A: Future leaves, wellness programs and consultants

As Workplace Possibilities’ program manager, I help implement and coordinate numerous programs to help employees get back to work and be productive. There are a few questions I hear from HR managers again and again. Although these might seem like complex issues at the surface, you may be surprised what a difference a second opinion can make.

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