Foundation Publication Search Results

These summaries were compiled from Foundation Publications Search, a database of articles, research reports and books published by the International Foundation and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.


What's Working: Plan, Engage, Change!
Hartman, Robert J.; Plans & Trusts; v35 no6 pp 6-8 Nov-Dec 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The City of Kelowna offers a wellness program that continues to examine new ways to succeed nearly 20 years after its inception.
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Can Technology Improve Health Care Decisions?
Dugas, Jonathan; Benefits Magazine; v54 no10 pp 50-54 Oct 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Making a personal health decision is a complex process. The author discusses the factors that enter into such decisions and the growing role of technology.
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What's Working: Coaching Employees Toward Better Health.
Dougherty, Teri; Benefits Magazine; v54 no10 pp 13-15 Oct 2017; journal article

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Abstract : A wellness program for the employees of the City of McAllen, Texas is designed to address a wide range of goals and needs.
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Building a Worksite Wellness Program With Health Behavior Theories.
Milliken, Erin; Benefits Magazine; v54 no9 pp 42-45 Sep 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Helping employees make positive behavioral changes is the key to a successful worksite wellness program. Focusing strategies around three common health behavior theories may increase the likelihood that employees will adopt healthy behaviors.
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Fringe Benefit: Biking to Work.
NewsScope; v35 no2 p 28 Sep 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The concept of biking to work has become more popular as employees look for greener commuting options or a way to sneak in a workout. Some employers are offering benefits and facilities to support biking to work.
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Fringe Benefit: Fighting the Flu.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no9 p 74 Sep 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Flu shot programs are one of the most prevalent wellness-related offerings by employers and benefit plan sponsors according to the International Foundation's "Workplace Wellness Trends: 2017 Survey Results."
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Getting More From Health Screenings.
Desai, Pete; Benefits Magazine; v54 no9 pp 46-51 Sep 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Workplace health screenings have the potential to catch serious health problems early, thereby improving work health status and outcomes. To operate a successful screening program, however, employers must address issues including communication with health plan participants and coordination with physicians.
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Benefit Trends: Employers Emphasize Worker Well-Being.
Held, Justin; Benefits Magazine; v54 no8 pp 8-10 Aug 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Among the findings in "Workplace Wellness Trends: 2017 Survey Results," an International Foundation report, is a shift in employer rationale for offering wellness initiatives as evidenced by offerings that extend beyond physical health to address community and social health, employee growth and purpose, and mental health.
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Conversation with Desiree Nielson.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no8 pp 12-13 Aug 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Editor Robbie Hartman caught up with Desiree Nielson to gather insights on the digestive health of the population--and what employers and plan sponsors can do about it.
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Fringe Benefit: Stretching Together Breeds Unity and Fun.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no8 p 66 Aug 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Mortenson Contruction's longtime practice of holding morning "Bend 'N Stretch" sessions at construction worksites received some major media attention, likely because of the large number of participants working on a high-profile project.
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Quick Look: Wellness Trends.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no8 p 11 Aug 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The vast majority of employers in the United States continue to offer at least one wellness initiative, but the rationale for doing so is evolving, according to the International Foundation survey "Workplace Wellness Trends: 2017 Survey Results."
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Benefit Trends: Well-Being Emphasized In Workplace Wellness Trends.
Held, Justin; Plans & Trusts; v35 no4 pp 8-10 Jul-Aug 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Canadian employers are continuing to evolve in their rationale for offering wellness initiatives--transitioning away from merely reducing costs toward improving overall worker health and well-being.
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Conversation with Michael Arloski, Ph.D.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no7 pp 11-12 Jul 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Offering wellness coaching can be an effective strategy for helping employees take better charge of their health, according to Michael Arloski, who is the author of "Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change" and the founder and CEO of Real Balance Global Wellness Services Inc., which trains health care professionals and wellness coaches.
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Quick Look: Wellness Trends.
Plans & Trusts; v35 no4 p 11 Jul-Aug 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The vast majority of Canadian organizations continue to offer at least one wellness initiative, but the rationale for doing so is evolving. More than six in seven organizations (87 percent) say they offer wellness primarily to improve overall worker health and well-being, as opposed to 13 percent citing a primary aim of controlling/reducing health-related costs. Presents results of the International Foundation report "Workplace Wellness Trends: 2017 Survey Results." The 530 survey responses included 99 from Canadian organizations.
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Conversation with Chia-Chia Chang.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no6 pp 16-17 Jun 2017; journal article

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Abstract : From stress and safety issues to nutrition and sleep, where we work can have a big impact on our health. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) believes that workplaces can have a positive impact on employee health by adopting the Total Worker Health® concept that focuses on an integrated approach to improving worker well-being, said Chia-Chia Chang, who is coordinator for partnership and new opportunity development with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health®.
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What's Working: Peer Workshops Help Participants Help Themselves.
Bergstrom, Kathy; Benefits Magazine; v54 no6 pp 12-14 Jun 2017; journal article

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Abstract : UNITE HERE HEALTH (UHH), a multiemployer welfare fund, presents Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) workshops led by two trained leaders, at least one of whom is a rank-and-file fund participant who has a chronic disease and is not a health professional.
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What's Working: Wellness Champions.
Bergstrom, Kathy; NewsScope; v35 no1 pp 11-12 May 2017; journal article

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Abstract : As the designated employee wellness champion for her worksite, Jane Schultz has used personal knowledge of her coworkers--along with information garnered from an annual survey--to tailor wellness-related activities to the staff.
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Administrative and Patient Support Services: Clearing the Path to Preventive Care.
Denery, John; Benefits Magazine; v54 no4 pp 36-40 Apr 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Offering administrative and patient support services may help ensure employees receive the proper and most cost-effective health care.
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Conversation With Tyler Smith.
Hartman, Robbie; Plans & Trusts; v35 no2 pp 26-28 Mar-Apr 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Tyler Smith discusses how retirement education can help plan members better prepare for retirement.
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What's Working: Wellness Inside and Out.
Vogel, Chris; Benefits Magazine; v54 no3 pp 10-12 Mar 2017; journal article

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Abstract : When designing wellness programming for rural electric co-op employees, it was important for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to consider the distinct needs of two groups: employees who work inside and those who work outside.
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Bringing Workforce Health to the Top Line--Expanding the Value Proposition for Workforce Health Improvement.
Parry, Thomas; Sherman, Bruce; Benefits Quarterly; v33 no1 pp 56-61 1st Qtr 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The pressure on employers to justify providing health benefits or to prove the value of health investment has never been greater. Many employers have resorted to cost shifting to employees to dampen the impact of health care costs on their companies or have avoided health investments, believing they don't deliver a return. Both strategies come with significant risk to employees, their dependents and the company's business performance. This article provides a framework for employers to better understand the full impact of workforce health and well-being on bottom-line costs and the opportunities for connecting workforce health and well-being to top-line business performance metrics. Application of the principles presented in this commentary can help human resources/benefits personnel better understand the broader business impacts of their workforce health and well-being strategies as well as equip them to have a more meaningful role in workforce strategic planning.
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Quick Look: Wellness Programs.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no2 p 8 Feb 2017; journal article

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Abstract : While 18.4 percent of all US employers offer comprehensive wellness programs, they are more prevalent in some parts of the country and among certain industries, a 2016 survey shows.
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What's Working: "Biggest Loser" Is A Big Winner.
Bergstrom, Kathy; Benefits Magazine; v54 no2 pp 11-12 Feb 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The Labor-Management Healthcare Fund (LMHF) offers many wellness benefits, including a weight-loss and fitness camp and a three-day stress management program.
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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits Gaining Traction.
Held, Justin; Plans & Trusts; v35 no1 pp 26-27 Jan-Feb 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Employers have taken an approach to wellness that goes beyond the physical health of plan participants to include mental health and substance abuse initiatives--issues that long have held the attention of government agencies and health insurance providers.
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Moving Beyond The Hype: Choosing a Wellness Vendor That Gets Results.
Hughes, Rosemary Manning; Gill, Suzannah; Benefits Magazine; v54 no1 pp 36-41 Jan 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Each organization’s workforce, culture and wellness needs are different. It’s important to ask and answer a number of questions before deciding which wellness vendor is the best fit.
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