Health + Productivity Trends2018-07-18T18:51:48-08:00

Health + Productivity Trends


Six Critical Success Factors for Implementing an Effective Health Contingent Wellness Program

There are six critical success factors for implementing an effective health contingent wellness program. It all begins at the top with leadership support and gaining leadership buy in. For example, you can start with a walk the talk program, so that your managers, supervisors and leaders can experience, first hand, just what they are going to be asking their employees to do. The next step involves using data to inform the strategy, including biometric data, and health risk assessment data. For those of you who may say, "Claims data isn't available to me. Can you still work with biometrics and [...]

Wellness Program Prevention Strategies

It’s important to note that before we can begin to talk about the type of health promotion program appropriate for any organization, we must begin to shift from a culture of sickness and disease to one that is rooted in prevention and wellness. There are a range of activities and interventions geared towards reducing health risks or threats to an employee's health. Listed below are some primary prevention strategies, which are aimed at preventing disease or injury before it happens. Primary prevention strategies– Help people stay healthy and productive: • Nutrition • Movement • Ergonomics • Lifestyle management • Health [...]

Helpful Resources to Get You Started on Workplace Wellness

Many of the outstanding resources below are free and great places to start regardless of where you're at with your workplace wellness program. This is a sampling of organizations, both locally and nationally, that have evidence based health promotion best practices you can reference. Certainly, we at The Partners Group are happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have regarding the development of a workplace wellness program. Iris Tilley at Barran Liebman Attorneys is also available through The Partners Group to answer legal questions you might have when starting up a wellness program. Helpful resources to get [...]

Legal Requirements of Outcomes Based Wellness Programs

The Partners Group invited legal counsel, Iris Tilley from the Barran Liebman LLP Labor and Employment Law Firm, to address legal considerations to heed when implementing a health contingent wellness program. Double click on the video to make it larger. There are three different bodies of legal requirements to consider when thinking about shifting to an outcomes based wellness program. This article will give you a checklist of items to review as you're putting your program into place. If you find you're in doubt and need further assistance, we recommend checking with your benefits consultants. The first set of legal [...]

Case Study: Impact of Prevention on Employee Health Risk Reduction

An employer’s wellness journey The results of taking a prevention based approach to managing both present and forecasted future risk-- For a multi-site healthcare system based in Oregon, with 4,000 participants in their wellness program. "Each year we saw exponential health improvement in biometric values as a result of workplace wellness strategies and clinical resources available through the health plan and provider network." Issues: The employer experienced spikes in their healthcare costs early on. They took many of the traditional tactical approaches to managing cost increases including renegotiating contracts, moving from Carrier A to Carrier B to save money, decreasing [...]

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