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January 7, 2011 / Uncategorized

All the news you need from this past week.

Incentivize Yourself to Good Health in 2011
New York Times
“Health insurance is the only one that doesn’t have a good-driver discount,” said Sean Forbes, president of Virgin HealthMiles, an incentive program that …

Wellness programs help lower health cost increases
The Hartford Courant (Conn.)/Insurance Capital blog
Survey data showed companies spent about $220 on each employee who participated in a wellness program in 2009. The report from Xerox said 40% of companies measured the success of their wellness programs and 45% of those reported reductions in health care cost increases by…

The Top 10 Reasons for Your Hospital to Initiate a Wellness Program
Becker’s Hospital Review
Employee wellness programs have garnered a great deal of positive attention in recent years, as new, more personalized approaches have provided more effective ways in which to improve the health of employees in a way that the employees see as positive…

Bill and Mat Pro/Con: Should we have a New Year’s resolution?
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
And the school district that is trying to cut back on health care costs by implementing the Virgin Health Miles program. The program rewards school staff by …

New Survey on Employers’ Reactions to Health Reform Post Mid-term Elections
PR Newswire (press release)
Almost 60% of all employers stated that they will expand wellness programs in light of increased incentives allowed. Sixty percent of all employers and 50% …

Diabetes Soaring Among American adults: Report
The number of American adults treated for diabetes more than doubled between 1996 and 2007, rising from about 9 million to 19 million, says a federal government report released Wednesday…

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