Run, bike, swim. It’s a mantra Shawn Tausz Meyers lives by. She’s charged through the finish line of countless triathlons and mastered the marathon distance. That’s with the help of friend and training partner Vanessa Polvi, who has churned out record-setting times in the pool as a competitive swimmer. The multi-sport athletes both discovered their […]

Excess weight and lack of exercise are linked to millions of dollars in healthcare costs each year. However, a recent study suggests that a workplace walking program can make a difference. Researchers wanted to find out if a walking program could improve overall health and lower risk factors for obesity and chronic diseases. In the […]

On March 22, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released “Interim Guidance for Health Risk Assessments.” The guidance was submitted to CMS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was developed from the report, “Guidance on Development of Health Risk Assessment as Part of the Annual Wellness Visit for […]

High healthcare costs are a growing concern for American businesses, many of which are hit with double-digit premium increases each year. The major chronic conditions that account for high health claims, increased absenteeism, and lowered productivity are in large part preventable. For more than 15 years, Wellsource has been teaching business and health professionals how […]

High healthcare costs continue to be of concern to American businesses. Today, the average annual health insurance premium is more than $5,000 for individual employees and nearly $14,000 for families. Since 2000, average premiums for family coverage have increased 114%. It is estimated that the total healthcare cost of the nation will reach 20% of […]

Wellsource, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company’s founder and chairman, Don Hall, DrPH, CHES, was chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an industry expert panelist for a Public Forum soliciting input into the development of a new federal guidance for Health Risk Assessments (HRAs). The CDC and the […]

The Wellsource® Personal Wellness Profile™ and the Online Wellness Center™ have received recertification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Two years ago, Wellsource was one of the first companies to achieve Health Information Products (HIP) certification from NCQA. Certification is effective for a two-year period. The Wellsource® Personal Wellness Profile (PWP) is the […]

Employers who have successfully contained their healthcare costs have created a culture of wellness. They have implemented integrated programs that build awareness and acceptance of healthful living throughout their organization. They dialog with their employees, which leads to employee engagement and excitement. These organizations don’t simply talk about health and wellness during open enrollment; they […]

Not having a health risk assessment could be putting your wellness program at risk of getting cut. In the current economic climate, companies are doing everything they can to cut costs. Can you prove that your program has been successful? Do you have the facts and numbers to convince your Chief Financial Officer that your […]

Is your wellness program raising your blood pressure? Anyone involved with worksite wellness is interested in creating more than a “good enough” program. Aim to create a great one! Get the best results from your program by drawing on research from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). […]