Employee Wellness

Creating Incentives to Drive Healthier Behaviors by Michaela Savell

Helping your employees find motivation that will keep them interested in maintaining good health is important for many reasons. Healthier and happier employees are much more productive,[1]  and therefore less expensive.[2] But also, creating a culture that emphasizes the importance of good physical and financial health…

An Integrated Approach to Encouraging Wellness & Retirement Savings by Michaela Savell

There is a new hot topic in the wellness program arena—“financial wellness”—and programs are sprouting up to create a more integrated approach to wellness. Most of these programs offer learning modules—either through seminars, articles to read or videos to watch, and tests to take to gain points for completing them.

Is Your Wellness Program Helping Employees with Chronic Conditions? by Michaela Savell

According to the CDC, “Six in ten adults have a chronic disease, and four in ten adults have two or more.”1 Treatment of chronic disease costs an estimated $3.3 trillion per year, so 90% of America’s total medical-related expenditures.  The following list highlights some of the more common and expensive…

A New Approach to Measure the ROI of Wellness Programs by Michaela Savell

Most companies are able to measure basic production variables, such as employee absenteeism and/or time-on-task; however, it appears that calculating the return on investment of wellness programs has been much less successful. In fact, according to data from the IBI 2015 CFO survey, only 6% of CFOs measure the…

Connecting Health and Wealth to Drive Successful Wellness Programs by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Seventy percent of companies currently offer some form of wellness program. This reflects the desire to keep employees healthy and lower medical-related expenses. (click here) Unfortunately, survey data shows that many employees do not understand the positive financial impact of these programs, making them less likely to adopt the…

10 Ways to Transform your Office Space into a Wellness Place by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Financial wellness programs can give the employees a raise without any dollars lost out of the employers pocket. In fact, with some particular wellness programs, the employer can make money off of the program. In recent years, some employee wellness programs have generated as much $3 in savings for every…