Wellness & Affordable Care Act
On January 1, 2014, new regulations relating to employer wellness programs went into effect as a result of the Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The new rules support workplace wellness and prevention but also place new, more complicated requirements on the manner in which these programs must be implemented to avoid discrimination in wellness practices.
Using Employee Engagement to Determine the Value of Your Wellness Investment
The ROI from wellness programs meets a clear standard of logic – when employees are healthier, your health care costs go down. However, companies continually struggle to prove that “avoided costs” are attributed to their wellness investments. The new approach to finding the real value of corporate wellness is to recognize Employee Engagement opportunity.