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Services Employers Turn to Wellness Programs to Suppress Rising Costs

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Jul 23, 2012 3:49:56 AM

Kansas City, Kan.— In 2012, nearly three-quarters of services industry employers experienced increases to their medical insurance premiums, according to the 2012 Compensation Data Services survey results. The average increase reported by these organizations was 9 percent, down from 11.2 percent reported in 2011 and 10.8 percent in 2010. Despite the drop in the average premium increase, services organizations still contribute 8.2 percent of their total payroll costs toward providing medical insurance to their employees. Employers everywhere are looking for ways to curtail rising healthcare costs and as a result, many are turning to wellness programs.

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Topics: Benefit News, Services, News, wellness, Medical Insurance

Insurance employers use wellness to control costs

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Jul 19, 2012 8:32:18 AM

Original Article: BenefitsPro.com

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Topics: In the News, Benefit News, Insurance, wellness, Medical Insurance

Wellness Programs on the Rise for Utilities Employers

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Jul 18, 2012 4:28:41 AM

According to the newly released 2012 Compensation Data Utilities survey results, utilities employers are providing considerably more options to their employees concerning health and wellness programs. With prevention becoming the buzzword, organizations have taken steps to increase their employees’ health and wellness through various programs.

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Topics: dataLink, Utilities, wellness

Insurance Employers Turn to Wellness Programs to Suppress Rising Costs

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Jul 18, 2012 3:19:12 AM

Kansas City, Kan.— In 2012, nearly two-thirds of insurance employers experienced increases to their medical insurance premiums, according to the 2012 Compensation Data Insurance survey results. The average increase reported by these organizations was 8 percent, down from 9.7 percent reported in 2011 and 9.6 percent in 2010. Despite the drop in the average premium increase, insurance organizations still contribute 10.2 percent of their total payroll costs toward providing medical insurance to their employees. Employers everywhere are looking for ways to curtail rising healthcare costs and as a result, many are turning to wellness programs.

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Topics: Benefit News, News, Insurance, wellness, Medical Insurance

Healthcare Employers Turn to Wellness Programs to Suppress Rising Costs

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Jul 11, 2012 3:30:28 AM

Kansas City, Kan.— In 2012, roughly two-thirds of healthcare employers experienced increases to their medical insurance premiums, according to the 2012 Compensation Data Healthcare survey results. The average increase reported by these organizations was 8 percent, down from 9.5 percent reported in 2011 and 9.4 percent in 2010. Despite the drop in the average premium increase, healthcare organizations still contribute 9.5 percent of their total payroll costs toward providing medical insurance to their employees. Employers everywhere are looking for ways to curtail rising healthcare costs and as a result, many are turning to wellness programs.

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Topics: Benefit News, News, wellness, Healthcare, Medical Insurance

Wellness Programs on the Rise for Insurance Employers

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Jun 4, 2012 5:52:02 AM

According to the newly released 2012 Compensation Data Insurance survey results, insurance organizations are providing considerably more options to their employees in regard to health and wellness programs. With prevention becoming the buzzword, insurance organizations have taken steps to increase their employees’ health and wellness through various programs.

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Topics: dataLink, Insurance, wellness

Wellness Programs on the Rise for Healthcare Organizations

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Jun 4, 2012 3:48:26 AM

According to the newly released 2012 Compensation Data Healthcare survey results, healthcare organizations are providing considerably more options to their employees in regard to health and wellness programs. With prevention becoming the buzzword, healthcare organizations have taken steps to increase their employees’ health and wellness through various programs. The two programs that show the most change are weight management and access to a physical fitness facility. In 2011, 52.3 percent of organizations offered weight management programs compared to 57.6 percent in 2012, while 46.4 percent of organizations offered access to a physical fitness facility in 2011 compared to 51.9 this year.

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Topics: dataLink, wellness, Healthcare

A healthy work environment

Posted by Amy Kaminski on Feb 18, 2012 7:59:29 AM

Original Article: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Topics: In the News, Benefits USA, wellness

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