Vacations are all fun and games, right? We all know traveling can be an amazing opportunity, but on the flip side, unfortunately, they can also wreak havoc on our health. Before you head out on your trip, make it a priority to find a balance and decide early to make healthy choices at your getaway destination while you’re also having fun!
Just because wellbeing is the current darling of the benefits industry; that doesn’t mean that it’s something that comes easy. However, it is something that, when you put time and effort behind it, can make a big difference for your workforce, and ultimately, your company.
Most places you look for information on healthcare and benefits information these days, you’re going to find discussions on data, but how can you actually utilize it to control/lower your costs? Keep reading for three steps to keep in mind.
With the expansion to smaller groups, data and analytics are providing the opportunity for more and more companies to look closely at the problems their populations are facing – and with that, getting the opportunity to find better and more successful solutions.
When you’re chatting with benefits or health and wellness providers, they might mention someone called a “population health consultant.” Ultimately, in working to improve the health, benefits and wellbeing of your employees you’re improving population health, but what is it that this “population health consultant” does? How do they make a difference as part of your team?
If you care about your employees, you’re worried about their overall wellbeing and have likely added health wellness to the regular pile of benefits you’re already offering. But, have you measured your employees’ financial stress lately? Turns out, more than 80 percent of employees say financial stress is their #1 stressor, one of the many reasons you should consider adding financial wellness to your existing wellbeing programming.
While it might seem easy and understood that kids are getting the daily exercise they need, that’s not always the case. That’s where FlyMovement, a Houston-based youth health advocacy non-profit, comes in.
March is National Nutrition Month! DHS Group's Certified Health Coach Tess Zasuwa joins the blog to share a few recommendations on how to "fuel your move" using smart food choices (including the information you gather from the brand-new US nutrition labels).
DHS Group's HealthSpective Engage: Move which has been implemented at universities and K-12 schools since its inception in 2012, combines sophisticated but easy to use activity tracking software (compatible with more than 40 wearable devices and apps), an engaging group-based dashboard and powerful back-end analytics to streamline and elevate physical education programs across all education levels.
Our guest blog series, where we feature industry leaders and partners and give readers the opportunity to read expert advice from across the wellbeing and employee benefits industries, is back this week with a post from benefitexpress. In this guest post, benefit express shares their insights around the value of including wellbeing alongside your employee benefits programming.
URAC accreditation “is recognized as a key differentiator and independent validation of quality,” and is often a requirement when it comes to joining a specific network. In order to maintain or gain URAC accreditation, participating companies must undergo and annual Measure and Data Validation review by a URAC-approved third-party vendor. How can DHS Group help?
“Information is the oil of the 21st century,” Gartner Research’s Peter Sondergaard, said. “… And analytics is the combustion engine.” It's become more obvious that the time to "just talk" about the value of analytics and data and what they can do to help companies combat high healthcare and benefits costs... So what can be done?
The questions you ask as you start integrating new employee wellbeing programs into the mix are important. And perhaps, more often than not, the answers to these questions can directly lead to more funding, less funding and everything in between. Where do you start for answers? How do you know if your program can be defined as “successful?”
We caught up with Tess Zasuwa, DHS Group's new Certified Health Coach, to chat about the value of wellbeing at work – including the value in working with a Certified Health Coach and how proper wellbeing can reflect to other areas of your life.
Regardless of whether your daily schedule includes regular exercise or just extra steps running from meeting to meeting, eating healthy and giving your body the nutrition that it needs is one of the key first steps to better wellbeing.
If you’ve had your hand on the pulse of the HR and benefits industries, you have been hearing about the ongoing transition from simple wellness programming to all-encompassing wellbeing programs. The changes can seem overwhelming, but they don’t have to be… there are technology programs and systems that can help. What can these programs bring to the table?
While the challenges facing HR professionals in 2018 cover a range of topics from threats of a cyber breach to the constant evolving workforce, many of these new challenges relate closely to the topic of employee engagement and benefits. What can be done? How can you prepare?