WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their spouses. The two rules provide guidance to both employers and employees about how workplace wellness programs can comply with the ADA and GINA consistent with provisions governing wellness programs in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act).
Resilience gained attention in the 1970s as psychologists and trauma researchers began to articulate the amazing ability of many people to bounce back following a devastating event, crisis or injury. Over time, researchers have identified the characteristics of resilient people, and have identified how to train people to develop skills to increase their resilience.
Traditionally speaking, employee “wellness” programs have primarily focused on just physical health. Whereas employee “well-being” programs emphasize emotional, mental, social, and financial health in addition to physical health.
Summer 2013 survey found a strong link between the wellness and vitality of an organization and the health and wellness of its employees. Read full article here.
You have to expect the negatives but to keep it from driving you insane, you have to at least try to keep a positive attitude and potentially come up with solutions to these negative attitudes.
It may not come as a surprise that healthier employees are more productive, but if your company doesn’t have a strong health culture it may be effecting your bottom line.
Through modernization, we have developed a way of living that is designed for comfort and convenience. Now we have to change the way of living that has caused obesity and obesity related health problems.
Earlier this year, the American Medical Association deemed obesity a disease. Find out what the implications are for employers.
Working at an office can be surprisingly unhealthy. Between sitting all day, eating poorly, and enduring never-ending stress, your office can take a few years off your life. Here’s how to stay healthy and energetic at the office (and make the day go by faster).
Director of risk and benefits management partners with unions, schools to launch wellness program. Read more…