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Mar
Promoting Wellness Among an Aging Workforce Healthstat Charlotte NC

Promoting Wellness Among an Aging Workforce

It’s no secret that people are living longer these days.  And as the population ages, so too does the workforce.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that nearly one quarter of American workers will be aged 55 or older by 2018.  These older employees are the fastest growing segment of the workforce, as well as the most highly skilled …

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21
Mar
How to Motivate Employees to Be Physically Active Charlotte NC Healthstat

How to Motivate Your Employees to be Physically Active

Physical activity is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle—benefits include improved mood and self-image, weight-loss or maintenance of a healthy weight, and general well-being and improvement in overall health status.  For employees, participation in physical activity can lead to increased productivity, greater job satisfaction, and decreased burnout.   70% of medical insurance claims are made for conditions that are preventable …

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2
Mar
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Putting Up Resistance : Onsite Clinics Help Fight Killer Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is in the news once again. The World Health Organization has just named a dirty dozen list of superbugs. Those in the know say we should find these bacteria as terrifying as the Ebola or Zika virus. But unlike Ebola or Zika, the dirty dozen microbes have already spread across the U.S. The CDC estimates they’ll kill at least …

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17
Feb
2017 Health Trends The Increasing Adoption of a Healthy Workplace Charlotte NC Healthstat

2017 Health Trends: The Increasing Adoption of a Healthy Workplace

The percentage of companies with wellness programs is expected to continue to increase as more organizations realize they need wellness initiatives to stay current and competitive with health trends. With these programs on the rise, the pressure to be creative and innovative with employee wellness initiatives is also heating up. Watch for these worksite wellness trends we can expect to …

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15
Feb

5 Metrics to Consider when Measuring Clinic ROI

By having an accurate evaluation of your onsite clinic’s return on investment (ROI), you will gain a clear focus on current and projected health care cost savings that result from your clinic. This is important to measure and track accurately prior to, during, and after decision-making. We suggest using these 5 KPIs over a 2-3 year period for a clear …

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13
Feb

Health Clinic Options for Medium and Large Companies

As clinic programs and their ROI have gained momentum and popularity, so too has the desire of companies of all sizes to reap the benefits of cost savings. However, many companies still assume that onsite clinics aren’t a viable solution for medium-sized organizations. This isn’t the case. There are several options for clinics – especially for medium and large companies …

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10
Feb

4 Employee Engagement Best Practices for Workplace Wellness Programs

In order to optimize the value of your wellness program, you have to initiate and maintain employee engagement. Utilize these four practices to gain greater employee engagement with your program: 1. Establish initial trust and awareness It’s important to build awareness early with your onsite clinic. If employees do not trust your clinic they will likely not use it. The …

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8
Feb

How to Overcome 3 Common Barriers to Implementing an Onsite Clinic

Companies often lack an awareness of onsite clinic benefits, including the potential to reduce total health costs for self-funded health plans. They sometimes even overestimate the required workforce size, space, start-up costs and start-up time to launch a clinic. However, with flexibility and persistence, companies who do not yet offer onsite services will be able to overcome these concerns and …

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6
Feb

How to Build Employee Trust in Onsite Clinics

Nearly one-third of employees worldwide say they don’t trust their employer getting involved in their health and well-being. They are fearful their employer will have access to their personal health information, leading to concern about using the company’s onsite clinic. This can lead to overutilization of urgent care clinics or the emergency room. So what is the solution? An employer …

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3
Feb
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Key Initiatives that Drive HR Leaders to Create Workplace Wellness Programs

Nearly 30% of companies with more than 5,000 workers now have onsite or near-site clinics offering primary care – up from 24% in 2013. This growth is, in part, because HR Leaders are quickly realizing how wellness programs can drive strategic change for their companies by enabling these initiatives: 1. Aligning HR with the overall business strategy Medium to large …

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