Wellness at Work

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry a workplace stigma that cause many employees to suffer in silence rather than to seek help. Many employees struggling with mental health issues have expressed anxiety about the possibility of losing their jobs due to productivity loss. One in five adults in the United States has a mental illness and have experienced symptoms at work, and according to a study done by the World Heath Organization, depression can be link... Read more
Until recently, Employers have had guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on the HIPAA nondiscrimination rules but have not known for sure if they were meeting all the requirements of the ADA and GINA concerning wellness programs. The final regulations, issued in May of 2016 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, have outlined ADA and GINA rules concerning required notices and maximum incentives making them effective as of the first day of the first p... Read more
On April 16th the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, released long awaited proposed rules on how the Americans with Disability Act, ADA, apply to employer wellness programs.  Although there are some differences with the HIPAA regulations on employer based wellness programs, the proposed rules indicate the EEOC’s intent to provide some consistency with the HIPAA rules which prohibit health plans from discriminating against individuals based on a &ld... Read more
Humana recently released the findings of a study, HumanaVitality Health Claims and Productivity Impact Study of Humana, based on their employees' participation in HumanaVitality. The study found that a wellness program based on measurable data has a direct effect on improving employees lifestyles as well as having a positive impact on workplace productivity. The study had 3 major findings: Read more
Here is something to take into consideration when choosing what to eat. Read more
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