Posts Tagged ‘wellness’

5 Top Cardio Exercises That Don’t Need The Gym | NY Benefits Broker

June 15th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Jon Allo If you want to get fit and get into shape, but the cost of a gym membership is too expensive, there are effective cardio exercises to do at home. Cardio fitness exercises is considered one of the most important elements in any fitness program because it helps to increase energy, improve […]

The Key to Reducing Health Care Costs – Have We Found It? | NY Benefits Broker

May 22nd, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Health News, PPACA, Wellness

By Elizabeth Kay Compliance & Retention Analyst AEIS Advisors A UBA Partner Firm Self-funding is a very hot topic these days for a number of reasons. For small group employers offering a self-funded plan this means they can charge a composite premium rate based on the employee population versus the community rates that are based […]

Stroke Awareness month | Brio Benefits

May 7th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Health News

April 2015 is Stroke Awareness month. About 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Stroke kills more than 137,000 people a year. That’s about 1 of every 18 deaths. It’s the No. 4 cause of death. On average, every 4 minutes someone […]

What Is the Definition of Wellness Programs? | New York Employee Benefits

April 21st, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Jessica Sapp Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. This healthy balance of the mind, body, and spirit results in the overall feeling of well-being. Wellness programs are designed to help achieve a state of well-being by providing services focused on […]

Congress Taking (Small) Steps for Employee Wellness Programs | Brio Benefits

April 17th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

by Jennifer Kupper In-house Counsel for iaCONSULTING, a UBA Partner Firm The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) specifically encourages and promotes the expansion of wellness programs in both the individual and group markets. In the individual market, the secretaries of the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor are directed […]

Wellness Programs Feeling the Heat as the EEOC Increases Its Efforts – Part 2, Federal Regulations | NYC Employee Benefits

March 3rd, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Industry News

As mentioned in the first posting, wellness programs must be analyzed under a myriad of laws and regulations. This post will discuss generally the wellness program landscape in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act […]

Weight Loss Camps in New York for Adults | Brio Benefits

February 9th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Rachel Frost Many individuals in the United States struggle with their weight. Overweight adults may try exercise programs, join gyms and participate in nutritional programs and still have trouble addressing weight issues. Attending a weight loss camp provides an extra level of support by removing temptations, offering services that address foundational issues associated with […]