As the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a consortium of companies that includes consumer staples such as Mars, Inc., Nestle USA, Bumble Bee Foods, General Mills, PepsiCo and the Coca-Cola Company, surpassed its goal of cutting calories from its food and beverage products, employers can also play a vital role in helping to solve nations obesity epidemic.
U.S. health care spending is expected to reach close to 19% of Americas gross domestic product by next year, and private sector leaders are taking the opportunity to unite and create a healthier employee base.
Last week Apple unveiled its Apple Watch and Apple HealthKit app to much fanfare. But how these new technologies will fit into or transform the health care landscape remains to be seen. Catch up on EBAs coverage and analysis of the event to see how these new technologies could impact the benefits business.
A panel of U.S. companies representing more than 1 million active employees and another 50 million retirees across the globe convened Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to unveil a campaign aimed at reducing the nations health care costs.
EBNs annual i-COMM Awards recognize the best in internal communication of benefits. In this four-part series, we highlight this years winners, including the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, winner of Best Use of Social Media.
With the release of its new Apple Watch and Apple HealthKit app, the tech giant is literally putting health care in the hands of the consumer. What does this mean for employer-based health care management?
Wellness vendors are excited about Apples potential foray into smartwatches. Today, the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology company is expected to announce its next generation of the iPhone. But for those in the employer health care market, their sights are set on the reported iWatch because of its potential use as a wearable fitness and health tracking device.
Apple's announcement of wearable wellness features in its new Apple Watch, plus health monitoring software, could revolutionize the health care market.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of seasonal influenza, costing employers approximately $7 billion annually in sick days and lost productivity.
Most Americans value life insurance as a means to financial wellbeing. Life insurance month reminds brokers to make that connection.
Employers are recognizing health care savings by focusing on employee well-being. Therefore, brokers have an excellent opportunity to help clients enhance their benefits program through wellness.
Join us as we share findings from Aberdeen Research on corporate wellness programs today and how organizations can apply these insights to evolve their wellness initiatives. Recognizing that wellness programs can play a significant role in attracting and retaining talent, Lahey discusses how companies can broaden their overall benefits offering by developing and promoting a strong wellness program.
In what could serve as a caution to employers using health and fitness apps to engage workers in their wellness programs, researchers at Brigham Young University are warning over the trend of developers basing their platforms' rewards on gamification.
Many benefit managers especially those at smaller companies have never had to help an employee with an accommodation at work or help chart their path back to work after a disability leave.
In this series, EBN profiles three companies with winning wellness programs. The University of Michigan shares how its network of 400 wellness champions is key to the programs success.
While use of electronic cigarettes is growing in popularity, employers are starting to take a look at adopting policies on use of the device at work, and how to protect workers from coming into contact with second-hand vapors.