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Workplace wellness tweetchat: Higginbotham weighs in

February 28 , 2017

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Higginbotham co-hosted a workplace wellness tweetchat February 27 for employees and employers of all sizes looking to improve or implement a wellness program. The chat was initiated and led by It's Time Texas, a social change organization with a mission to "empower Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities."

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Tags: Health Risk Management


Five new year tips to inspire workplace wellness

January 10 , 2017

Workplace wellness tips

With each ringing in of a New Year, business owners face new and evolving challenges. The one thing that remains constant each year is the fact that you need healthy employees to have a healthy business. Research has repeatedly shown that unhealthy workers are less productive and more likely to get injured, and they have a higher turnover rate. Companies that invest in their employees’ health and wellbeing have happier, more productive workers and a healthier bottom line.

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Tags: Health Risk Management


Employee mental health: How to manage this silent exposure

December 07 , 2016

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As an employer, how do you know if one of your workers is suffering from a mental health issue? And if you’re aware of an issue, how do you help without creating an uncomfortable situation or violating privacy laws?

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Tags: Health Risk Management


Workplace wellness programs: aging dinosaur or evolving tool?

January 28 , 2016

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Ask any employer today about workplace wellness programs, and it’s a sure bet that for many of them, the concept has lost much of its glitter. After all, wellness programs were originally touted as a magic pill for reducing health care costs. But when there’s money to be made, big promises will also be made, and many health and wellness vendors have over-promised and under-delivered. On top of that, it’s tough to get true engagement. Many employees feel the programs are too confusing, inconvenient, unexciting, irrelevant, invasive or otherwise a waste of time.

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Tags: Health Risk Management, Employee Benefits


Health and wellness trends: 7 takeaways from new research

July 15 , 2015

Last month, PwC released the results of their new Health and Well-being Touchstone Survey, which included respondents from a broad range of industries, company sizes and locations around the world.

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Tags: Health Risk Management, Employee Benefits


Workplace wellness: Connect the dots, lower your risk

April 09 , 2015

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It’s no secret that healthy people make healthier employees. They’re absent less often, they’re more productive, they file fewer workers’ comp claims and they cost companies less. Since your employees are your most critical investment, keeping them healthy should be a top priority.

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Tags: Health Risk Management


Takeaway from the Ebola crisis: Don’t be caught off guard

November 05 , 2014

iStock_Ebola BreakoutWhen the Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea hit the news back in December 2013, it was a distant problem in a distant country. Then came the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in September 2014.

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Tags: Health Risk Management


Make breast cancer awareness part of workplace wellness

October 08 , 2014

Pink RibbonsThe season of pink is upon us again! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and thousands of businesses and employees will take part in awareness campaigns.

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Tags: Health Risk Management


Asbestos Claims - A growing construction exposure

September 24 , 2014

asbestosEight hundred million dollars. That’s the amount RPM International, parent company to the DAP and Rust-Oleum brands, is paying to fund a trust set up to resolve asbestos injury claims relating to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.

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Tags: Health Risk Management


Affordable Care Act's new wellness program guidelines

February 25 , 2014

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Earlier this month, we shared ideas for heart health wellness programs in honor of Heart Health Month. And today, we’re continuing the wellness conversation by alerting you to new proposed rules in the Affordable Care Act that may help you launch a highly effective wellness program in 2014.

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Tags: Health Risk Management


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