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How Healthcare Facilities Can Promote Workplace Wellness to Reduce Burnout and Claims

Posted on: February 27, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

The healthcare industry faces many challenges as it delivers compassionate care to patients of all ages. One of the primary challenges is that of workplace “burnout”, where caregivers like nurses and physicians experience high stress levels and a subsequent decline in performance. This is often due to excessively high workloads and corresponding expectations among administrators […] Read More

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The Benefits of Wellness Programs on Workers’ Compensation

Posted on: March 10, 2016 by Caitlin Morgan

Wellness programs have a direct impact on employee satisfaction, well-being, and productivity. In fact, compared to workers who are not offered wellness programs, employees who are offered wellness programs and participate in them are more likely to have a higher level of job satisfaction, feel happier with their employer, and are more satisfied with their […] Read More

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Workers Comp Safety: Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Decline in 2013

Posted on: December 15, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

  Workers Comp Safety: Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Decline in 2013 The latest survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites the number of reported workplace injuries and illnesses in the private sector continues to decline. Not to say that the number is still not high. According to the agency’s 2013 Survey of Occupational Injuries […] Read More

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EEOC Looking at Wellness Programs and Potential for ADA Violations

Posted on: October 13, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

EEOC Looking at Wellness Programs and Potential for ADA Violations In 2013, we wrote several articles on how wellness programs will play an increasingly important role in employer-sponsored healthcare plans with the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Under the ACA, employers could use employee wellness program to reward or penalize workers up to […] Read More

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Small Business Rank Workplace Safety As Top Risk Concern

Posted on: February 19, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Small Business Rank Workplace Safety As Top Risk Concern On average there are 23,000 on-the-job injuries in the United States every day, which adds up to 8.5 million injuries annually. What’s more, the price tag of these injuries is estimated at about $250 billion a year, according to a UC Davis study. This amount exceeds […] Read More

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Corporate Wellness Programs Can Help Reduce Workers Comp Claims

Posted on: December 10, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Corporate Wellness Programs Can Help Reduce Workers Comp Claims In the last two decades there have been many studies and discussions on the impact of effective company wellness programs in helping to reduce an organization’s healthcare costs. Most recently, many employers are incorporating performance-based healthcare plans that serve to reward employees that achieve positive health […] Read More

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Engagement Programs, Incentives Boost Employee Healthcare, Productivity

Posted on: October 8, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Engagement Programs, Incentives Boost Employee Healthcare, Productivity Healthcare is on everyone’s mind – from the halls of Congress debating the legality and constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to employers who are making changes to their health insurance plans to meet the new provisions under healthcare reform, to individuals testing the waters of state […] Read More

Posted in: Healthcare Facilities Insurance Wellness Program Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Gallup Poll: Depression Costs Over $23 Billion in Workplace Absenteeism

Posted on: August 6, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Gallup Poll: Depression Costs Over $23 Billion in Workplace Absenteeism A Gallup poll released last month cites that employees in the United States, who, at some point in their lives, have been diagnosed with depression, miss an estimated 68 million additional days of work each year than their counterparts who have not been depressed. The […] Read More

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Administration Issues Final Rules on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs

Posted on: June 11, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Administration Issues Final Rules on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Group health insurance coverage for “plan years” beginning on or after January 1, 2014 will be subject under the Affordable Care Act to a rule that allows employers to reward or penalize employees who meet specific standards related to their health. Such outcome-based wellness programs could, for […] Read More

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Impact of Behavior-Based Safety Programs on Workers Compensation

Posted on: March 27, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Impact of Behavior-Based Safety Programs on Workers Compensation Although behavior-based safety programs (BBS) have been around for years, there has been a lot of buzz about them of late and how they can help reduce Workers Compensation costs. At a recent joint meeting of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. and the American Society […] Read More

Posted in: Wellness Program Workers Comp Workers Compensation