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More U.S. Companies Penalizing Workers for Not Participating in Wellness Programs

January 15, 2015

Many companies argue that financial incentives are paramount in encouraging workers to participate in the programs.

Report: Large U.S. Corporations Mull Withdrawing ACA Support Over Wellness Program Lawsuits

December 1, 2014

Business Roundtable members are scheduled to discuss the issue with President Obama tomorrow.

Docs Increasingly Urged To Write 'Park Prescriptions'

July 23, 2014

Several national and local groups have launched programs that encourage physicians to recommend patients spend time at nearby parks to treat many common illnesses. 

Annual Checkups Draw Questions About Long-Term Benefits

July 1, 2014

Research by the Cochrane Collaboration finds that annual checkups did not reduce overall rates of deaths, deaths from cancer or heart disease, disability, physician visits, hospital readmissions or days taken off work.

More Employers Implementing Wellness Programs

April 25, 2014

A recent study found that although disease management wellness programs effectively help employees' health and reduce health care spending, most simple wellness programs do not.

Study: Savings From Employer Wellness Programs Vary

January 8, 2014

A new study finds that whether employer wellness programs save money depends on their design.

CDC: Flu Vaccinations Up; Shots Helped Prevent Cases, Hospitalizations by 17% in 2012

December 16, 2013

CDC data show that flu vaccinations last year reduced the number of U.S. flu cases and hospitalizations by 17%.

Study: Vaccines Have Prevented More Than 100M Cases of Contagious Disease

December 3, 2013

A new study finds that vaccination programs for children have prevented more than 100 million cases of contagious disease nationwide since 1924.

Rep. Slaughter Calls for Oversight, Regulations for Employer Wellness Programs

September 26, 2013

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate employer wellness programs that seek workers' intimate personal health information and issue new regulations that would stop employers from using such programs to discriminate against workers.

Penn State Employees Slam Wellness Program as Intrusive, Coercive

September 17, 2013

Pennsylvania State University employees are protesting a new wellness plan that requires workers to submit personal health information to a third-party company or face monthly fines.
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