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Straight From The Source Blog by Higginbotham Insurance


Is your wellness program putting your company’s financial health at risk?

July 26 , 2018

Wellness program compliance

According to the most recent UBA Health Plan Survey, 49 percent of firms with 200 or more employees offered wellness programs in 2016. Corporate wellness programs have been a mainstay in the workplace for decades now, and there’s no question a successful program can reap benefits such as lower healthcare costs, improved employee health and morale, and lower absenteeism rates.

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How to get started with workplace wellness

March 29 , 2018

Get started with workplace wellness

The purpose of a wellness program is to promote healthy lifestyles, such as quitting smoking, increasing physical activity, eating healthy and becoming aware of personal health risks. Some businesses institute comprehensive health programs, but you can achieve health insurance savings and increased productivity with just a few simple activities promoting healthy behaviors among your employees.

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Employee benefits – how to promote financial wellness in the workplace

December 18 , 2017

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Money is a leading cause of stress, and for good reason. Many Americans are saddled with student loan and credit card debt. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, almost one-third of households age 55 or older have no retirement savings at all. Employees who are worried about money may become distracted, sleep-deprived and even sick – not good for their productivity levels. They may also consider quitting in search of a better financial situation.

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Tags: Employee Benefits, Corporate Wellness


Workplace flu prevention

September 28 , 2017

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Autumn is here, which means so is flu season. According to the CDC Foundation, between five and 20 percent of the United States population gets sick with the flu every year, and 60 percent of adults who are hospitalized for the flu are between the working ages of 18 and 64. Each year, the flu costs the United States $16.3 billion in lost earnings, and the total economic burden is estimated at $87 billion. Protect your workers and your business by implementing a workplace flu prevention strategy.

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Three ways to create effective workplace wellness programs

July 20 , 2017

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In a whitepaper developed by the nonprofit, IT’S TIME TEXAS, author Kimberly Wilson said that more than one-third of Texans between the ages of 45 and 64 are obese. That's a real problem because obesity is an important risk factor in heart disease, diabetes, breathing problems (including sleep apnea), osteoarthritis, gout, high blood pressure and stroke, and some cancers.

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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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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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Employee mental health: How to manage this silent exposure

December 07 , 2016

Employee mental health risk

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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Workplace wellness programs: aging dinosaur or evolving tool?

January 28 , 2016

Wellness trends

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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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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