Wearable Technology | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Don’t lie–we ALL love gadgets. From the obscure (but hilariously reviewed on Amazon) Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer to the latest iteration of the Apple empire. Gadgets and technology can make our lives easier, make processes faster, and even help us get healthier. Businesses are now using the popularity of wearable technology to encourage employee wellness … Continued

4 Easy Ways to Step Up Your Employee Wellness Program | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Employee Wellness Programs are a key factor in employee engagement and overall company success in today’s business world. Wellness programs are consistently evolving and changing as employee demands shift. Companies are constantly looking for new ways to engage and encourage their employees, preferably at a lower cost. Below are some effective and cost-efficient ways to … Continued

Examples of Companies’ Wellness Programs | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Companies implement workplace wellness programs to improve the health of workers, increase productivity and decrease the costs related to health care and employee absenteeism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes workplace wellness programs as a way to improve the health and quality of life for Americans and reduce the nation’s health-care costs. Workplace … Continued

How to Implement a Workplace Fitness Program | Virginia Employee Benefits

Implementing a workplace fitness program at the office can help your company’s bottom line. A study by The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, with results published in a 2008 issue of the “Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine,” found that employees who engaged in workplace wellness programs saved $176 to $182 on health … Continued

The Best Incentives for Wellness Programs | Virginia Employee Benefits

Overview According to WellnessIncentivePrograms.com, worksite wellness programs contribute to lower insurance and medical care costs, less absenteeism and boosted employee morale and productivity. Incentives are an effective way to increase participation in worksite wellness programs, leading to further cost savings. There is a correlation between the amount of the incentive and levels of program participation, … Continued

EEOC Posts Sample Notice for Employer Wellness Programs | Virginia Employee Benefits

Our May 24, 2016 blog post, “EEOC Finalizes Rules for Employer Wellness Programs,” summarized new regulations issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) for workplace wellness programs. At that time, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it would develop a sample notice for employers to use … Continued