September 25, 2015
Wellness programs should be looked at as a key element in the overall health management, engagement, productivity, and absenteeism prevention strategies within an organization. While wellness programs are becoming more prevalent amongst most workplaces, the composition and structure of the wellness programs and what it can do for companies continues to develop and change.
Here are some of the emerging trends:
September 21, 2015
The components of a successful workplace wellness program are fairly straightforward and can be implemented within any organization committed to reaching their objectives. Executive support is a must, and having a dedicated resource monitoring the program is definitely an asset. Maintaining ongoing momentum with the program, however, can be a challenge.
Benefits of Having a Wellness Committee
Employee satisfaction with the program content...
September 01, 2015
Sept 1, 2015 VICTORIA – The National Healthy Living Platform: Carrot Rewards was launched today by the Federal Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, with the Government of British Columbia’s Minister of Health, Terry Lake and Andreas Souvaliotis, Founder and CEO of Social Change Rewards.
This is a joint federal and provincial healthy living program that will allow participants to earn loyalty points for making healthier lifestyle choices...
August 31, 2015
An insurance program that promotes and encourages a healthier lifestyle can be beneficial for many small businesses. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle can potentially reduce the number of claims and the associated benefits costs. In Canada, there are many businesses that have adopted Wellness programs that teach and motivate employees to be more active and take on healthier behaviours.
A good example of a wellness program is the new ‘...
August 05, 2015
Many employees know the value of taking part in their company-sponsored savings plan but unfortunately not enough. Employees should take advantage of the tools available to help them develop their retirement savings plans and prepare them for the day they are no longer working and need to draw on those savings. Company sponsored plans such group benefits, life, long-term disability and critical illness, are a great way to start a retirement...
July 14, 2015
According to 2013 Canadian Government stats, almost 8 million employees who work at a small business are left without coverage. A well-designed group benefits plan can be an essential part to attracting and retaining the right employees, as well as keeping employees healthy and productive at work.
According to a 2011 LIMRA study:
72% of companies with 50 – 99 employees have some sort of health benefits
53% of companies with 20 – 49...