Benefits Strategy

Create a Tax Free Wellness Program

Wellness programs provide great ways to motivate employees to get active. Usually, they involve reimbursing an employee for their fitness membership costs, or providing them monetary wellness incentive rewards for exercising. But when setting up a program like this, you might wonder what the tax costs will be. Will you have to count this reimbursement Read more…

Workplace Wellness

American Specialty Health Care Facts

Most employees receive healthcare coverage through their employee benefits, but what does that coverage look like? How does the US health care system compare to systems in other countries? In “The world health report 2000 – Health systems: improving performance” the World Heath Organization (WHO) published a detailed look at all country’s healthcare systems. Alarmingly, Read more…

Workplace Wellness

Global Fit & Health Trends of 2016

The American College of Sports Medicine recently published their¬†survey of Fitness trends for 2016. This is the tenth year that the survey has been done, and this year includes some surprising results. Let’s take a close look at the categories that came out on top. Wearable Technology At the top of the list for 2016 Read more…

Workplace Wellness

Employee Productivity through Exercise

It’s the middle of the afternoon and you start to have that heavy feeling. No this isn’t a 5 hour energy commercial, it’s your reality. Acute fatigue is a problem that faces many employees around the country and its costing companies thousands. According to government research, scientists estimate that fatigue-related employee productivity losses cost companies Read more…

Workplace Wellness

Exercise Keeps Your Employees Productive

It’s no secret, various studies confirm that employees who work out and exercise regularly are happier and thus more productive. Many people even have the personal experience of knowing that they are much more productive at work when they exercise but it’s very difficult to measure the change. Therefore, it would be worthwhile to invest Read more…