05/07/2013 - It has become commonplace to discuss the decline in engagement and focus among the American workforce. Experts have examined numerous theories as to why engagement is on an alarming decline and suggested an abundance of ideas to solve this crisis.
04/08/2013 - With one month remaining until the Institute's FORUM East, gold sponsors InteliSpend and gBehavior have collaborated on part one of an excellent webcast series on wellness, incentives and driving behavior change. Attend FORUM East to see InteliSpend and gBehavior executives present "Five Chronic Wellness Program Problems and How to Beat
03/26/2013 - There is a growing movement to incorporate wellness incentive programs among companies, and an article from Forbes recently focused on this trend. On March 25, Zina Moukheiber mentions a study from Aon found that 83 percent of the 800 companies in the survey had some type of a wellness incentive
02/05/2013 - An economic study of the impact of chronic disease on US company profitability found if the last decade's health care trends persis, operating profits of companies in major industries like technology and finance could ecline an average of 25 percent in10 or more years unless they can increase their prices
01/28/2013 - For the fifth year in a row, the University of Michigan will be giving $100 to each of its employees enrolled in its health care benefits who participate in online wellness programs -- a measure U-M says has proven to be worthwhile thus far.
01/02/2013 - As an integrated health care organization, Kaiser Permanente (KP) is known for its commitment to healthy living and its prevention-driven approach to health care. Dawn Bading successfully carried this approach over to the Georgia region's employee population with the help of gBehavior.
11/25/2012 - Employers want return of investment for their wellness programs. They want to know what incentive dollars are really being used for. Here are five trends to look for in wellness incentives in 2013.
08/29/2012 - During the height of the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, some feared that employers would stop providing health care coverage to save money. Now businesses big and small hope to save on health care costs by taking a more active role. Cash incentives, contests and even in-office gyms may
08/23/2012 - Wellness programs can reduce health-care costs dramatically. Since the launch of its wellness initiative, HEI has seen health-care savings of $500,000. Westin Hotels and Resorts adopted its Associate Enrichment Program nine months ago to coincide with Westin’s positioning as a wellness brand in the hospitality space.