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EEOC Rulings on Corporate Wellness Programs Incentives Under the ADA and GINA

  WebMD Health Services’ Programs Are Designed to Satisfy the “Reasonable Design” Requirement On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued final rules on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act apply to corporate wellness programs. The rules pertain specifically to […]

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Program Management

3 Tips for Revamping Your Health and Wellness Program

How did I kick off 2016? I stepped out of my comfort zone by completing the Spartan Sprint in Killington, Vermont. It was perhaps the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I finished and it feels great! Of course, the support (or peer pressure) from my younger brother who also did the race helped. Now […]

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Don't overcomplicate your wellness program

Program Management

6 Wellness Program Pitfalls and How You Can Avoid Them

Wellness programs have been hotly debated in recent months. In the November 5 issue of Employee Benefit News, director of wellness engagement at Hallmark Business Connections Jennifer Patel offered five common wellness program pitfalls and suggested ways employers could avoid them. To piggyback on her assessment, I thought I’d chime in with my own ideas. […]

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Program Management

A Step-by-Step Approach to Wellbeing Incentives

It’s nearing the end of the year, which means the weather is cooling off and you’re gearing up for a festive holiday season. Maybe you’ve also begun thinking about your program plan for 2016, so we thought we’d share some steps to creating smart incentive strategies. We all know how great it feels to be […]

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Workforce for Flu Season

Influenza is no joke. According to the CDC, between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of 3,000 to a high of 49,000 people. During recent years, between 80% and 90% of flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 and older.[1. CDC, “Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine,” […]

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Program Management

How Flexible Is Your Health Plan's Online Wellness Program?

If you work for a health plan, you know you have a lot of members with a lot of different needs. Whether you’re regional, mid-sized, or national, and whether your focus is on unions, state government, global, or a mix of business segments, your population is diverse. And if you’re a health plan member, you know that your expectations are […]

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Program Management

Energizing Your Wellness Program Is Easier (and Cheaper!) Than You Think [On-Demand Webinar]

If you missed our December webinar with EBN, we have good news — you can watch it now or save it for later. Debi Muchow, our very own Director of Human Resources at WebMD Health Services, sat down with Stephanie Harvie, Wellness Operations Manager at L.L.Bean, and Sandy Navarro, Employee Wellness Coordinator at Holland Hospital, to talk about […]

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Program Management

New Ebook! Solving Health Systems' Top 5 Wellness Challenges

If you’ve been following our series of infographics on health systems, you know that hospital employees need some serious TLC: Compared to people who work in other industries, they are far more likely to have asthma, depression, and obesity.[1. Truven Health Analytics, 10 Steps to Developing a Culture of Health for Hospital and Health System […]

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Webinar: Easy, Affordable Ways to Fire Up Your Wellness Program in 2015

We’re proud to be a wellness sponsor for Employee Benefits News Web Seminar Week! Debi Muchow, our very own Director of Human Resources, will be leading a webinar on December 18 with wellness experts from L.L. Bean and Holland Hospital on Easy, Affordable Ways to Fire Up Your Wellness Program in 2015. We know it’s not […]

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Wellness Incentives Workbook-website

Program Management

Get Incentives Right the First Time (and Avoid Litigation)

Wellness incentives can be so many great things: a win-win, a way to help people get healthier, and a boost for a company’s culture. What wellness incentives should not be: an opening for a lawsuit. But that’s exactly what’s happening to one medium-sized US employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing the company, claiming […]

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