Is there really a “right” way to do worksite wellness?

2020-02-27T15:02:25+00:00

Wellness must be relevant and easily accessible to your employees. Studies have shown that worksite wellness programs generate anywhere from $1.50 to $6.00 in healthcare savings for every dollar spent. Our worksite wellness subsidiary, Corporate Fitness & Health (CF&H), confirms that the vast majority of clients agree that their program has lowered healthcare costs and [...]

Is there really a “right” way to do worksite wellness?2020-02-27T15:02:25+00:00

Wellness Budgets Rising

2020-02-13T15:41:55+00:00

While the National Business Group on Health has forecasted a 5% increase in the cost of healthcare benefits, others are expecting employers to dedicate more resources to health and wellness. More emphasis will also be placed on the use of digital tools to identify lower cost providers and boost employee engagement. Experts say the trend [...]

Wellness Budgets Rising2020-02-13T15:41:55+00:00

Dress More Casual

2020-01-30T15:57:08+00:00

Non-technical staffing company Randstad US reports that 79% of employers offer casual, business casual or no dress code at all. Even investment bank Goldman Sachs has reportedly relaxed its dress code in response to the changing nature of workplaces. While most employers are considering increased flexibility to be a welcome benefit, many employees appreciate [...]

Dress More Casual2020-01-30T15:57:08+00:00

Subtle Signs of Diabetes

2019-12-27T16:26:38+00:00

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes – a chronic condition that happens when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or process sugar efficiently. The surprising thing is that about 7.5 million people are diabetic and don’t know it! Doctors say if you’re over 45 years of age, are overweight [...]

Subtle Signs of Diabetes2019-12-27T16:26:38+00:00

Hospital Errors Rose 7% In 2018

2019-12-23T16:21:23+00:00

This article was published on December 18, 2019 on Connecticut Health I-Team, written by Cara Rosner. Photo Source: Connecticut Health I-Team. The number of “adverse events” occurring at Connecticut hospitals rose 7% in 2018, compared with the previous year, with a growing number of patients suffering serious injury or death associated with falls, according to [...]

Hospital Errors Rose 7% In 20182019-12-23T16:21:23+00:00

Using Social Media More

2019-12-05T16:21:43+00:00

The Binary Foundation reports that more than half of surveyed adults have used social media networks to search for healthcare providers – a six-fold increase since 2017. More important, 75% of respondents were influenced by online ratings and reviews, with many calling these reviews somewhat or very reliable. Only 9% said they do not use [...]

Using Social Media More2019-12-05T16:21:43+00:00

Surprise Bills

2019-11-27T17:16:54+00:00

A survey of individual healthcare consumers shows that the lack of cost transparency is taking a big toll, with more than half of respondents saying they have passed on doctor visits or prescriptions because of cost. The vast majority of those foregoing treatment cite the cost of higher deductibles and copays as the top concern [...]

Surprise Bills2019-11-27T17:16:54+00:00

Water and Weight Loss

2019-11-14T15:34:09+00:00

A study based on several years of data, published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, showed that increasing water consumption by one to three cups a day decreased total calorie intake by between 68 and 205 calories. Intake of sugar and cholesterol were also reduced as a result of drinking more water. [...]

Water and Weight Loss2019-11-14T15:34:09+00:00

Financial Literacy Required

2019-10-31T14:28:31+00:00

A recent article described a high school student who was inspired to attend a local community college for two years before transferring to a 4-year state university rather than attending the state university immediately after graduation. His decision resulted from taking a financial literacy class at his high school, which made him realize that his [...]

Financial Literacy Required2019-10-31T14:28:31+00:00

Bundled Payments for “Baby Bundles”

2019-10-22T16:24:18+00:00

Another major insurance carrier has cooperated with selected healthcare providers in two states to introduce a bundled payment program for maternity care. Like bundled payment programs used by Medicare and commercial carriers for total joint replacement, the bundled maternity program reimburses the care provider for an entire episode of care, including prenatal, delivery and postpartum [...]

Bundled Payments for “Baby Bundles”2019-10-22T16:24:18+00:00