Employee Tools to Control Healthcare Costs

By |2018-09-05T07:59:00+00:00September 12th, 2018|Employee Wellness|

Every employer these days is looking for ways to control healthcare costs. However, unless employees are part of the cost-reduction equation and empowered to improve their own health, the likelihood of success is slim. With that, we give you three tools that can engage employees in their healthcare and, thus, control – if not reduce – your company’s healthcare costs. [...]

Telemonitoring in the Workplace: The Time is Now

By |2018-07-13T12:05:44+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Employee Wellness|

The Center for Connected Health Policy defines telehealth as “a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services. Telehealth is not a specific service, but a collection of means to enhance care and education delivery.” The Health Resources Services Administration, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, further [...]

Reducing Health Expenses for Self-Insured Businesses

By |2018-04-03T07:24:02+00:00April 18th, 2018|Employee Wellness|

As healthcare-related costs continue to increase, more employees are seeking potential employers that have excellent health and medical programs. For self-insured businesses that do not offer strong healthcare programs, recruiting can be difficult. The double-whammy for these companies is that if employees require prolonged care, then these businesses are hampered with increasing healthcare costs, employee absenteeism, and lost productivity. Enter [...]

Improving Health Services for Risk-Prone Industries

By |2018-03-01T11:26:44+00:00March 21st, 2018|Employee Wellness|

For those of us who live most of our lives in relative safety – who eat, sleep, work, and travel in the comfort of places familiar and safe to us – it can be all too easy to take our healthcare plans for granted. Currently, there are millions of Americans who are not afforded this luxury, who work difficult and [...]

Reinforcing Corporate Wellness Programs

By |2018-02-23T17:53:13+00:00September 20th, 2017|Employee Wellness|

When employees become sick, everyone is affected. For employees, regularly missing work because of illness and scheduled doctor visits results in lower pay, potential loss of insurance coverage, and additional stress that can worsen health conditions. For employers experiencing high rates of absenteeism, the results can lead to loss of revenue, slower production, and an overall weakening of workplace morale. [...]

Moving Beyond Traditional Employee Wellness: Telehealth to the Rescue

By |2017-03-16T16:57:08+00:00July 6th, 2015|Employee Wellness|

Chronic illness is on the rise in America, and it’s creating big problems for employers. According to the CDC, productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers $225.8 billion each year. Obesity, for example, has reached epidemic proportions among American workers, and related illnesses like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes cost employers up to $93 billion [...]

How Home Sleep Testing Is Making America’s Highways Safer

By |2017-08-18T12:07:57+00:00May 7th, 2015|Employee Wellness|

Studies show that driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous as drunk driving; and fatigued drivers cause as many crashes as those who are intoxicated. This is a real danger to everyone on the roads, but especially to long-haul truck drivers, who are under constant pressure to drive long hours and meet delivery deadlines.  This often means they’re driving [...]

Home Sleep Studies Show Great Benefits for Trucking Industry

By |2017-08-18T12:08:10+00:00April 10th, 2015|Employee Wellness|

Life on the road can be rewarding, but it isn’t easy. Truck drivers and others in the transportation industry face long hours and stressful conditions, with little time to exercise, eat right, or focus on their overall health. In recent years, the management of health and wellness for those in the trucking industry has become a hot topic. Health issues [...]

The Trucking Truth: Improved Adherence Improves Health

By |2017-08-18T12:13:34+00:00September 24th, 2013|Employee Wellness|

Imagine driving across the country, 11 hours a day, knowing you’ve got a tight deadline to meet and you’re still 3 states away. Now imagine that the only “nice meal” within 50 miles is a greasy burger from the fast food place in the truck stop where you’re filling your gas tank. Imagine further that somewhere in all that driving [...]