Posture Impacts Productivity

by Mike Hunter

A new product addresses a health and productivity issue that affects a large segment of the workforce — poor posture. The UpRight Trainer is a small wearable that attaches to the upper or lower back and employs advanced smart sensors to vibrate gently when the user slouches, reminding him to correct his posture and, ultimately,… [More]

Wellness Benefits

by Mike Hunter

MJ Insurance has added a new position of wellness coordinator to its Arizona benefits consulting team, charged with developing and employing wellness initiatives for its clientele. Bringing experience and education in wellness and exercise to this new position, Amanda Marenghi will use data-driven strategies to provide them with the necessary tools and understanding to deliver… [More]

Wearable Devices Integrate with Wellness Program

by Mike Hunter

Last year, UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm introduced UnitedHealthcare Motion as a pilot program that integrates new wearable devices with wellness programs and allows people to earn financial rewards for being active. The program was built around Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ Platform* for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep data secure. Following the successful test,… [More]

It’s All about Meditation 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Current Meditation’s raison d’être is empowering people to tap into the benefits of meditation and use it every day to improve their quality of life. “Meditation is becoming mainstream,” says Ross Weisman, president and chief operating officer, who, with his co-founders, brings to the enterprise a combined 40-plus years of business experience. In vogue now… [More]

U.S. Health Advances — and Declines

by Mike Hunter

With employee health continuing to be an important focus for employers, recognizing the direct correlation to productivity and healthcare premiums and thus profitability, the 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual Report® recently released by United Health Foundation has both good news and bad. The report — which is prepared through an analysis of 34 measures of… [More]

Magellan Health Expands 

by Mike Hunter

Magellan Health, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Veridicus Holdings, LLC, a privately held pharmacy benefit management (PBM) organization with a unique set of clinical services and capabilities. Veridicus’ differentiated approach to pharmacy management leverages proprietary analytics and clinical software that integrates pharmacy, medical and lab data to drive targeted interventions resulting in… [More]

Packaging Keeps Med Log

by Mike Hunter

TimerCap LLC is a leading innovator of easy and effective medication compliance packaging solutions to address poor medication adherence. TimerCap makes it simple to stay on top of medication schedules by replacing traditional prescription vial caps with a reusable simple cap incorporating a built-in digital timer. Working with Medisafe, a leading personalized medication management platform,… [More]

Offering Healthcare to Multigenerational Workforces 

by Doug Adelberg, Elise Thorpe

As employers work to refine their annual benefits offerings, a central challenge they face is providing the right mix of care and preventive services for an increasingly age-diverse population. For the first time in modern history, four generations are in the workforce, each with different needs, desires and resources. Employers are being challenged to better… [More]

Service Partnership Saves 911 Resources

by Mike Hunter

A service partnership between Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is not only making a significant impact on patient care, it’s reducing the number of 911 calls from people who may not require emergency services. Formed to address repeat 911 calls from chronically ill patients who may not require emergency services,… [More]

Be Alzheimer’s-Friendly to the Public

by RaeAnne Marsh

Enabling public-facing businesses to better serve a consumer population dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Home Instead Senior Care last month rolled out a special Alzheimer’s Friendly BusinessSM training program. “The unpredictable nature of the disease is one of the biggest deterrents to going out in public,” says Rey Graf, client care representative with the… [More]