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Topic: Are wellness programs enough?

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kathryn.menefee
Member since 06/27/2012
Are wellness programs enough?
12/14/2012 / 12:42 pm    #-24

Don't put all your eggs in one basket. It is important that you take control of other aspects related to high medical costs, including patient access to care, adherence with treatment plans, and, of course, the quality of the care provided. Read more at Dr. Gregory Hobb's recent blog post: http://www.whiteglove.com/sm15-hrcom-47

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jackie l.aquino
Member since 06/17/2013
Re: Are wellness programs enough?
06/17/2013 / 3:38 pm    #-23

I believe that if employers have a wellness program in place and offer 'Healthy Solutions" for their employees to manage stress, eating well, and offering (either paid or unpaid) exercise programs, they can control their healthcare costs.

With the new health care reform, and employers putting more of the costs of health benefits onto the employee because they have to, not because they want to, the employer is searching for alternatives to encouraging employees to manage their own health! As long as employees have health insurance, they will not take their health seriously, until it hits them in their own pocket book! I beleive we, as employers need to re-train employee thinking to "eating well" and not getting sick; as opposed to "well that is what insurance is for, my employer pays my insurance". Rest assured, insurance costs will go up as long as employee attitudes are not focused on wellness!




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