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.


Fringe Benefit: Sick Days for Health
Benefits Magazine; v55 no10 p 82 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : A study by researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University found that workers who receive ten or more paid sick days per year are more likely than those with fewer days to get preventive care, including screenings like mammograms and blood pressure or cholesterol checks.
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What's Working: A Colorful EAP Rebrand.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no10 pp 13-15 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : T-Mobile's LiveMagenta program is an employee assistance program minus the EAP stigma and with an approach that fits T-Mobile's unconventional attitude.
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Quick Look: Perking Up At Work.
Plans & Trusts; v36 no4 p 7 Jul/Aug 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The Conference Board of Canada Perks at Work report surveyed 324 organizations across Canada about perquisites they offer to supplement their total rewards packages.
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What's Working: Adapting to Meet Member Needs.
Bergstrom, Kathy; Benefits Magazine; v55 no 7 pp 11-13 Jul 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Th Joint Benefit Trust (JBT) Health and Welfare Plan has adapted its wellness and health screening program to serve the shifting needs of plan members over five decades.
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15 Technology Trends That Can Elevate Your Wellness Program.
Mittag, Anna; Benefits Magazine; v55 no6 pp 26-31 Jun 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Technology such as wearables and wellness apps can boost wellness program participation and engagement. This article identifies 15 technology trends that have the potential to improve wellness programs.
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Beyond Wellness: A Holistic Approach to Health Management.
Cook, Troy J.; Benefits Magazine; v55 no6 pp 20-25 Jun 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Health plan sponsors can combat rising health care costs and improve employee health by creating interventions that target the specific health need of every individual within the employee population.
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Five Meaningful Benefits for Millennials.
Rochman, Renee M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 no6 pp 48-52 Jun 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Employers that want to attract and retain Millennial employees may want to consider offering benefits that help this younger generation balance their personal and professional lives.
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15 Technology Trends That Can Elevate Your Wellness Program.
Mittag, Anna; Plans & Trusts; v36 no3 pp 16-21 May/Jun 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Technology such as wearables and wellness apps can boost wellness program participation and engagement. This article identifies 15 technology trends that have the potential to improve wellness programs.
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Conducting a Mental Health Culture Audit.
Ginter, Phillip A.; Benefits Magazine; v55 no5 pp 40-45 May 2018; journal article

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Abstract : One in five working adults experiences at least occasional mental health disorders, making mental health a workplace issue. Employers that want to address the issue can start with a mental health culture audit.
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Employee Not Entitled to Compensation for Time Spent Completing Health and Wellness Screenings.
Benefits Quarterly; v34 no2 pp 67-68 2nd Qtr 2018; journal article

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Abstract : An employee is not entitled to receive compensation for time spent completing an annual health screening and online wellness review as part of her voluntary wellness program.
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What's Working: Building Wellness Program Participation and Engagement.
Bergstrom, Kathy; Benefits Magazine; v55 no5 pp 12-14 May 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Discusses Walworth County Wisconsin's employees' responses to health risk assessments (HRAs), and how the county has adjusted wellness programs to increase participation.
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What's Working: Recipe for Team Success.
Hartman, Robbie; Plans & Trusts; v36 no3 pp 6-7 May/Jun 2018; journal article

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Abstract : In 2017, Manitoba Nurses Union used homemade soup lunches as part of a wider effort to entice employees into incorporating healthy activites into their lives.
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In the Know: Spring Into Action.
Plans & Trusts; v36 no2 p 35 Mar 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Accountemps offered tips to employees to beat the winter blahs and boost productivity and morale. Initiatives cited in an International Foundation report on wellness trends in the workplace provide additional ideas for employer support.
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Benefit Trends: Well-Being Emphasized In Workplace Wellness Trends.
Held, Justin; CEBS Advantage; v36 no1 pp 13-14 1st Qtr 2018; 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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Privacy Considerations for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs.
Whittle, Kristen M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 no1 pp 34-38 Jan 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Employers must be mindful of their duty to protect the privacy of health information employees may share when participating in a workplace wellness program.
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What's Working: Building an Online Connection.
Hartman, Robert J.; Plans & Trusts; v36 no1 pp 4-6 Jan-Feb 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) launched The Sandbox website in October 2015 as a collaborative space that brings together wellness champions to discover resources, share ideas and discuss best practices.
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A Closer Look: 2018 Workplace Wellness Trends.
Dougherty, Teri; Held, Justin; 105 pp 2018; survey

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Abstract : "Workplace Wellness Trends: 2017 Survey Results" has found that certain initiatives are more popular in successful wellness programs when compared to initiatives offered by programs finding less success. The two practices that stood out are involvement and support from organizational leadership and offering stress management programs.
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Employee Benefits Survey: 2018 Results
Held, Justin; Estrada, Rebecca; 76 pp 2018; survey

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Abstract : Results of the sixth comprehensive benchmarking survey conducted by the International Foundation. Includes data on health care, retirement, paid leave and work/life benefits offered by employers across the United States. The data represents responses from single employer (including corporations), multiemployer and public employer plans. Responses were gathered from members of the Foundation and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists during 2018.
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Setting Up For Success: Wellness Strategies for Multiemployer Plans.
Paralkar, Sadhna; Benefits Magazine; v54 n12 pp 16-21 Dec 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Multiemployer wellness programs may improve their chances of success by properly designing incentives, using on-site clinics and taking advantage of increased use of smartphones.
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What's Working: Coaching Employees Toward Better Health.
Dougherty, Teri; NewsScope; v35 no3 pp 11-13 Dec 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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What's Working: Moving the Needle on Wellness.
Bergstrom, Kathy; Benefits Magazine; v54 n12 pp 13-15 Dec 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Ohio National Financial Services shifted the focus of their longstanding wellness program to generating measurable results, linking incentives to specific actions.
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How to Survive a DOL Audit.
Allen, Lisa; NewsBriefs; v35 pp 24-25 4th Qtr 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Complying with ACA mandates and IRS rules impact the outcome of a DOL audit. DOL auditors request a variety of documents, the most important of which is the summary plan description.
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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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Analytics + Disease Management = ROI.
Young, Nancy; Benefits Quarterly; v33 no4 pp 28-36 4th Qtr 2017; journal article

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Abstract : In the quest to control health insurance premium costs, companies have turned to wellness programs. These lifestyle-based programs have been proven ineffective from a cost-savings perspective. More effective are customized, data-driven solutions that focus on disease management. These programs focus on the prevention of chronic illness through highly targeted care management identified by in-depth data analysis. The result is a higher engagement rate than that of traditional lifestyle-based programs and, thus, lower employer health care insurance costs with a higher return on investment.
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Can My Smartphone Make Me Healthier?
Marcotte, Scot A.; Hunt, Ruth; Benefits Quarterly; v33 no4 pp 8-16 4th Qtr 2017; journal article

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Abstract : If we help our employees to be healthier, all sorts of good things can happen. Employers can see better productivity, reduced absenteeism, lower health care costs and even a more energized culture. At the same time, employees may suffer fewer health issues, better manage their health conditions and have greater quality of life. This article describes the effectiveness of smartphone apps to motivate behavior changes across multiple dimensions of employee well-being. The authors provide case studies and explain what employers should consider when designing initiatives that use apps to improve employee well-being through employee benefit plans.
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