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Health & Wellness

Battle of the Bulge: 3-Pronged Attack for Employee Weight Programs

Around 81 percent of employers offer a weight management program for their employees, but many see low engagement rates. These programs can be an important contributor in the efforts to get Americans to adopt healthier lifestyles and lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and a host of…

What The Individual Mandate Repeal Means For Applicable Large Employers

Yesterday, Congress passed tax legislation, that among many other things, included a repeal of the individual shared responsibility penalties beginning in 2019. So, what does this mean for the employer mandate? Well, it’s still on the books. Even though the individual mandate has been effectively repealed, individuals can still qualify…

Open Enrollment and Beyond

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority (88 percent) of full-time civilian employees have access to medical care benefits through their workplace, making the enrollment window a brief but critical time frame for millions of people and their families.   The Aflac Study finds this annual process…

Texas Telemedicine Ruling

New Ruling, A Victory for Telemedicine in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that will allow physicians licensed in Texas to supply telemedicine services to patients they have never met in person. Telehealth is defined as “the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance.” The new…

Flexible Home Working Set to Grow in 2017

Guest post by freelance writer Jenny Holt. Nearly 25% of Americans work from home at least part time, which is around 39 million people, and this number is rising rapidly. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, the number of home workers has risen by around 80%. Flexible working gives…