March 8, 2012   Company: Adventist Health Wellness Program: LivingWell No. of Employees: 2,000 Participation Rate: 90% Results: Reduction in risk factors in first year   Lessons Learned – Adventist Health wellness program Incentives make a positive impact on participation rates Financial/systemic support from leadership is essential to success Employees will support each other to […]

What is it going to cost? That’s the number-one financial question every CEO and management team asks about wellness programs. Understanding healthcare costs and the impact a wellness program can have on a company’s bottom line is critical information for the leadership of an organization. The Wellsource® Productivity and Economic Benefits Report (PEBR) is a forward-looking […]

You help set the standard for your wellness program. Your participants count on your help to stay motivated and informed to make healthy lifestyle choices. All your efforts make a difference. It can be a challenge to manage a wellness program with the pressure to increase participation and deliver results that will positively impact the […]

In Cape Coral, Florida, a new wellness incentive for Lee County School District employees is generating some healthy competition. The teachers and staff who earn the most wellness points at one of the district’s 48 elementary schools will win a 400-square-foot garden for their school. The wellness incentive attracted about 400 employees to sign up […]

In Ohio, the ScottsMiracle-Gro company revoked the employment of a new hire when he tested positive for nicotine in his system. (The company had a “no smoking” policy that applied equally to off hours.) In Pennsylvania, AmeriGas threatened to stop offering health insurance coverage for its employees unless they participated in the company wellness program. […]

When Dr. Jean Riquelme steps into her office at Adventist Medical Center, in Sandy, Ore., something is missing. There are the usual organized medical reference books, lab coat, and stethoscope. Her framed medical degree is on the wall, and carefully filed patient records await her review. But there’s no place to sit. That’s because when […]

Making a case for the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to your employees or potential participants is an important part of developing a successful wellness program. You want to encourage a high level of participation, and that often begins with a presentation designed to generate interest and answer questions. Consider these four simple steps for success […]

“Which health programs or topics should have top priority in my company’s wellness program?” That’s a good question to ask yourself periodically. To answer it, you’ll need to ask more questions: Are my health programs useful to my employees? Do I know what the major health risks factor are for my employees? Will my wellness […]

More and more employers are launching wellness programs by partnering with companies like Wellsource to control insurance costs, lower health claims and absenteeism, and increase productivity. Health and wellness is already an $11.6 billion industry, according to market research by ISBI World. And demand for health and wellness services is projected to grow by at […]