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HealthMine News

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.

February 1, 2015

This white paper explains why corporate Health & Wellness plans are under performing.   In many cases, they are not delivering ROI for companies.  Wellness plans are offered by more than 70 percent of businesses today, yet only 36% of people enrolled in a wellness program are engaged.  This document outlines the four keys to making a wellness program deliver a healthy ROI.

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January 30, 2015

Andrea Davis of Employee Benefit News writes that as the EEOC looks to issue guidance on wellness programs, a HealthMine survey reveals that employees want their employers’ involvement in health and wellness programs. Most consumers (71%) want employer help in the form of programs and guidelines for health management…

Read more at Employee Benefit News.