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Public health experts: Workplace wellness programs shouldn’t discriminate

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The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has presented formal comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the proposed rule, “Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans” promulgated by DHHS and the Departments of Labor and Treasury.
 


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Study: Workplace health programs can cut health costs – by a lot

But savings will take time
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Workplace health promotion programs have the potential to reduce average worker health costs by 18 percent — and even more for older workers, reports a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Obama administration issues rule on employment-based wellness programs

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The Obama administration is moving forward to implement provisions in the health care law, including one regarding employee wellness programs.


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Summit Training Source releases new online DOT: Driver Wellness Program

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Due to an unhealthy lifestyle and lack of good nutritional options while traveling, truck drivers are categorically one of the unhealthiest populations in our country.


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Docs or your boss: Who evaluates your “wellness”?

By Carl Finamore
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Around 150 million Americans drag themselves out of bed each day and show up for work. You get your first cup of coffee, chit-chat a bit, punch in, and settle in for a long day on the job.


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Company to study effectiveness of its workplace wellness programs

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and the American Heart Association (AHA) are teaming up to conduct a first-of-its-kind research collaboration to study the effectiveness of workplace wellness initiatives offered at KKR and its portfolio companies.


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Health Groups offer guidance for outcomes-based wellness program incentives

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A new initiative by a group of leading health care organizations has produced guidance for the use of outcomes-based incentives in employer-sponsored wellness (or health management) programs.
 


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U.S. Chamber releases Workplace Wellness toolkit for small, medium-sized businesses

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new toolkit to help small and medium-sized employers plan, implement, and evaluate workplace health promotion programs.


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Hospitals slow to manage employee health care costs.

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Many hospitals pay more for employee health care, mainly because the health care industry has not effectively managed costs, according to a new report from Towers-Watson.


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One-third of workers are anxious on the job

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Stress, anxiety, depression and poor social support may be hampering employees’ efforts to achieve wellness goals, according to a new wellness report by ComPsych Corporation.


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