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February 27, 2015

JFK Health’s employee wellness program, which links benefits incentives and rewards to preventive health screenings, has helped the hospital save more than $5 million in healthcare costs and decrease hospital admissions and readmissions by up to 50%. The hospital uses HealthMine’s Personal Clinical Engagement platform to engage employees in health improvement and measure success. (Melinda Young, February 2015)

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February 19, 2015

Projected to deliver more than $6 billion in healthcare savings per year to U.S. companies, telemedicine is a fast-growing service that can help drive sustainable engagement in wellness thanks to convenience, accessibility and low-cost. HealthMine has integrated the Doctor on Demand telemedicine service into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform to bring this benefit to more consumers.

Read more at News-Medical.

February 13, 2015

While consumers feel they have relatively easy access to their health and benefits information, they may be confused about what it means and how to use it. A HealthMine survey revealed that 53% of employees with a sponsored health plan feel it’s not so easy to either understand their personal health information, or understand what they need to do to maintain or improve their health, or both.

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February 11, 2015

While most consumers say it’s relatively easy to access information from their health plans, more than half say it’s difficult to either understand their personal health information, and/or understand what they need to do to maintain or improve their health, according to recent data from HealthMine. Providing additional guidance on health can help employers create sustained engagement in health and wellness programs. (Otto, 2/11)

Read more at Employee Benefit News.

February 3, 2015

One of the core debates about employer-sponsored wellness programs is what exactly constitutes a “voluntary” program, according to MobiHealthNews. While the EEOC works to develop a set of guidelines and regulations for corporate wellness, consumers vote overwhelmingly in favor of health guidance, incentives and rewards from their employer. (Pai, 2/2)

Read more at MobiHealth News.

February 3, 2015

Employees would engage more in a wellness plan that included true incentives, wrote benefitspro. Workers more apt to engage in a plan with rewards for hitting goals like maintaining ideal weight, or sticking to a drug regimen for addressing chronic diseases, and not smoking.

Read more at BeneiftsPro.