Workplace benefits: for workers, it's all about financial security

The economy is re-shaping both employers’ and employee’s views on workplace benefits. Most employers continue to value their most important asset: the human capital that is inherent in their employees. This is good news. Retaining employees is the #1 benefits objective for American employers, according to MetLife’s 7th annual Employee Benefits Trends Study. Now, for […]

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2/3 of people want a health plan in every pot

2 in 3 Americans believe that, “we must make it a priority to give every single American quality affordable health care,” according to a poll from Rasmussen Reports. There are dramatic differences on the issue of universal health coverage between Democrats and Republicans, however. 90% of Democrats agree that health for all is a national […]

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mHealth – the phone as health app platform

As the Internet disrupted health care information in the late 1990s through the 2000s, watch out for the phone to make the health world flat, taking off from Tom Friedman’s phrasing about The World. There are parts of the world using simple SMS text messaging in public health: to enable peoples’ positive health behaviors. In […]

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People with chronic conditions are delaying care: frustration leads to dis-engagement

1 in 4 people with chronic conditions (25%) are delaying care. The percent of people delaying care is even higher for Baby Boomer women (39%) and Latinos (43%). Delaying care crosses all income groups; 22% of people with household incomes of at least $50,000 also delay care. In “Re-Forming Health Care: Americans Speak Out about […]

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Employers give wellness one more shot in this year of economic decline

Even though profitability for American business will be elusive in 2009, many employers are increasing employee wellness programs — and not cutting budgets for these programs. According to Buck Consultants’ survey, employers can find that wellness programs actually help employees deal with the very issues that the economic downturn creates. Since the beginning of the […]

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