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I recently learned that a fellow friend and colleague’s daughter was instrumental in developing the brand new 988 Suicide line. The new three-digit dialing code will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 …

Wellness Incentives to Match the Action

Do your well-being incentives reinforce the well-being activity? While cash or a gift card to a favorite retailer might be appreciated, employers often miss the opportunity to further promote healthy activity by using well-themed incentives. In a previous post, Wellness Incentives: Everyone Doesn’t Have to Get a Trophy,  we shared how a raffle-style big reward …

Perhaps the most common incentives for participating in a wellness activity are rewards offered to all employees who complete the activity, as in, “Everyone who completes this challenge will win a water bottle.” But is there a way to offer incentives that don’t provide a payout to everyone? The answer is “Yes”. Can it be …

Naming Your Corporate Wellbeing Program

Giving your corporate wellbeing program a name can be a strategic step in gaining engagement in the program. The wrong name can be a turn-off; a great name can entice employees to participate. Key Considerations Make sure the program name is a good fit for your overall employer brand. Consult with your marketing team before …

Attract and retain employees with wellness strategies

With the war for talent at an all-time high, employers are frantically searching for ways to keep current employees and recruit new ones. In addition to enhancing culture, increasing wages, and implementing new policies regarding where and when work can take place, employee wellbeing can be a tool for talent acquisition and enhanced retention.  Today, …

Healthcare Innovation

We all agree that as an employer, being self-insured gives you more options and opportunities to control healthcare costs. But our traditional approach continues to grow at unsustainable figures. So what’s new on the horizon? IF there can be a positive, the COVID pandemic may have been a catalyst that changed behavior and allowed healthcare …

Attitude of Gratitude with Paul Nichols

Video Transcript: It has been a little bit since I released a video and wanted to touch base with what has been on my heart. Sometimes, we get caught up in PBM carveouts, spousal surcharges, and Rx rebates but… I wanted to share a thank you and demonstrate an attitude of gratitude to school teachers, …