3 Best Practices When Planning Corporate Wellness Program Costs

“How much should our corporate wellness program cost?”

It seems like a simple question, but it’s not easy to get a straight answer. There’s plenty of conflicting information out there, and not a lot of transparency about what goes into the costs involved.

But that’s OK, because we’ve got answers for you that will help you plan out a corporate wellness program budget that’s attainable and effective.

Why Value-Based Care and Your Corporate Wellness Program Are a Perfect Pair

Health care is expensive.

And with the payment models currently in place, it’s not going to get any cheaper. In fact, health care analysts are expecting the annual cost per employee to reach $15,000. That’s enough to make any CEO spit out their coffee, no matter their business size.

But there’s hope on the horizon. A new approach to managing patient care and reimbursement—called value-based care—could be the key to making health care more affordable and more effective. Even better, your corporate wellness platform is already laying the groundwork for value-based care, shortening your runway to better health care and more manageable costs.

5 Reasons Why Workplace Wellness Programs Fail

Creating a workplace wellness program is hard work.

Between lobbying senior leaders to get buy-in, creating programming that’ll get people excited, and sending what feels like a million communications (while hoping desperately you’re not annoying the entire staff)—well, the entire process can feel like an out-of-control three-ring circus.

And then the worst case scenario happens. Despite your best efforts, your wellness program … fizzles.

How to Address Nursing Burnout with An Employee Wellness Program

“Nurses see the world in its most raw, inexplicable, unfair form of reality and somehow, by the grace of their inherent hope for humanity and unmeasurable depth of courage, still love it.” – Danielle Leveck, @nurseabnormalities

Burnout among nurses is at an all-time high.

The pandemic escalated an already tenuous situation—so much so that nearly a third of health care workers have been rethinking their choice of profession.

Why Health Plans Should Work With an Employee Wellness Program Provider

“Our health plan doesn’t offer an effective employee wellness program.”

If your members are saying that about you, first of all, you’re not alone: Many health plans haven’t invested in a wellness platform or programming for their employer groups.

But, there are plenty of reasons why they should.

BIPOC Emotional Wellness and Creating a Diverse, Inclusive Workplace

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, companies are opening their eyes to the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

After that awareness, though … then what?

To turn good intent into useful action, your company needs to look at its current efforts and ask, “How can we do better?”

Part of this process must include a look at the emotional wellness needs of your employees, especially when it comes to providing mental health benefits that foster a truly inclusive culture.

COVID-19 Update: Employer Guide to EEOC Vaccine Guidance

In May 2021, updated EEOC vaccine guidance was published to help employers navigate how to address COVID in the workplace and their limitations for promoting vaccination.

Given the sensitive nature of this subject, we reached out to Barbara Zabawa, founder and president of the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC, whose article, “Are Wellness Practitioners Subject to OSHA’s COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)?” provides a thorough legal assessment of the guidelines.

Zabawa addressed questions related to incentives, mandates, and other wellness-related topics that our clients are anxious to answer.

How to Help Your Employees Deal With Caregiver Burnout

Your employees have been dealing with a lot. A pandemic, changes in work situations, financial uncertainty, social unrest … but at least they have after-work time and weekends to relax and re-center, right?

Not if they’re caregivers, they don’t.

Being a caregiver to another person in need, whether it’s an aging parent, a child with special needs, or a spouse suffering from health issues, can strain even the most energetic, resilient employees.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at caregiver burnout and what you can do to help mitigate the effects on your employees through your wellness program offerings.

6 Summer Wellness Challenges to Recharge Your Employees

It’s that time of year again when the warm weather reminds us how great it is to be alive. But this isn’t just any summer. We’re rolling into this one with a newfound appreciation for little things we sometimes take for granted, like spending time with friends, going to our favorite restaurant, or hitting a workout class.

As we emerge into the summer sunshine, your employees may find themselves struggling to get back into healthy habits after a year of Zoom calls, Netflix, and food delivery. How can you help them recharge and reengage with your wellness program?

3 Features Smart Businesses Look for in a Corporate Wellness Platform

Every corporate wellness platform has a laundry list of features. But over the years we’ve noticed there are three specific features that are make-or-break for our clients. 

These are the heavy lifters—without them, you’re likely to find yourself struggling to make the platform do what you want it to do.