There are myths and questions that follow us in nearly every area of life and employee benefits and wellbeing are no different. We take a look at four of the “most popular” employee benefits and wellbeing myths and debunk them with knowledge on the topic.
We recently caught up with Rich Siegenthaler, DHS Group’s new VP of Employer Solutions to chat about everything from wellbeing program to success, to the value of health coaches and everything in between.
“With increasing demands from consumers for enhanced healthcare quality and increased value, healthcare providers and payers are under more pressure to deliver better outcomes.” If you’re feeling the pressure, consider looking to analytics to help.
“There was this initial focus on health and fitness – physical health. Now everyone is saying, ‘What about financial wellness, emotional well-being and mindfulness?’” So… what about it? Is there a reason to pay attention to this “mindfulness?”
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.
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.
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.
“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?
Can data really help? A few years ago, a client began putting data to work for their population... What did they find? What were the results?
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?”
The idea of gamification can be seen in many areas of the workplace, helping increase productivity and foster culture – and the area of employee wellbeing and wellness is no different.
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?
It’s not just physical health that’s coming to the attention of employers across the globe in the New Year, rather, things like financial health, mental health and stress are joining the conversation. However, while the need is clearly there – and that need is known – there is still a deficit, seen by both employers and employees, when it comes to health and wellbeing offerings. What can be done to see improvement?
As you approach the end of 2017, it’s easy to just look ahead to 2018. But, in reality, it might be time to look ahead even farther than that -- enabling you to make decisions this year that will have an impact on your company and your employees for many years ahead.
According to an article in The Business Journals, 52 percent of companies with employee wellbeing programs of some kind say that participation is their biggest challenge. How can you start “pumping up” your employees when it comes to participation in workplace wellbeing?
“It’s important to note why it’s even important to get this data,” Sirine Jazi, DHS Group Director of Client Engagement and Analytics, said. “Short answer is, even fully-insured companies want a healthy and productive workforce – that translates to productivity and bottom-line dollars.”