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Mental Health Solutions to Help Employees Manage the Impact of COVID

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Mental Wellness For Employees
The Need for Mental Health Resources for Employees The Covid 19 pandemic has created many challenges for businesses and their employees.  In a 2019 survey conducted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), 68% of organizations polled stated plans were underway to improve mental health offerings over the next two years.[1]...

The Future of Employee Wellness and COVID-19

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How COVID-19 Has Changed Corporate Wellness   Before facemasks and social distancing became a societal norm, corporate wellness involved a combination of on-site and digital services.  These core wellness services include on-site biometric screenings, lunch and learns, health fairs, wellness challenges and social gatherings.   These programs w...

Tips for implementing CDC return to work guidelines for Employers

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As the threat of COVID continues into fall and winter of 2020, employers are faced with the challenge of making their worksite safe from the spread of COVID-19.  To protect employees, the CDC has published extensive guidance on what companies can do.  Below are tips on COVID services and resources that you can use to provide your organization with ...

Keeping employees connected safely during COVID-19

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In-Office Support for Employees Many companies, particularly in critical manufacturing and food services, cannot shift all employees to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Further, as more companies move to a hybrid work from home and in office structure, new policies may be needed to keep employees connected to the team and keep the team s...

How can employers protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic?  

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COVID-19 presents a difficult challenge to employers who have a legal duty to keep the workplace free of health and safety hazards.  CDC guidelines for Employers outline several steps employers can take to safeguard their worksite.   COVID Workplace Hygiene & Sanitation Follow CDC guidelines and regularly clean and sanitize work surfaces (1) ...

How to help employees stay social while social distancing

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Employees and Social Distancing The ever-changing economic landscape, social distancing rules, and COVID-19 policies can have an impact on company culture and employee well-being. Employers who can provide support can help maintain a healthy level of employee motivation. We are social creatures by nature, and prolonged physical distancing is compl...

THE CASE FOR COMBINING COVID-19 TESTING & MONITORING

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Protecting your business and your workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic By Lynda Chin, MD​  Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Apricity Health COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on public health and the global economy as US case counts are at their highest levels since the pandemic began.  In addition to masking, social distancing and disi...

COVID-19 has arrived, and it’s time to put your wellness program to work

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers will be faced with difficult decisions over the coming days and weeks.  And more than ever, employees are looking to their employer for support and resources to cope with changes in their work and personal lives. We know this situation isn’t easy, and that’s why we think it’s the right time for employers...

Steps we are taking to address COVID-19

There is no greater value than the health and well-being of our clients and team members. As we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely, we wanted to share actions that US Wellness is taking to respond to our clients’, our healthcare providers’ and our employees’ needs during this time. In uncertain times like these, we mu...

The Truth About Well-Being Wearables

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WHAT IS A WEARABLE Wearables are portable human activity trackers that measure vital statistics about your heart rate, activity, calories burned and even sleep quality.  The most common wearables on the market include Garmin, FitBit and Apple Watch.  The power and appeal of wearables lies in the real time data they provide about a persons current ...

US Wellness Celebrates 10 Years as a Women Owned Business!

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The past two decades have been an extraordinary area of growth for female entrepreneurs.  The number of women owned businesses has grown 114% during this time period – nearly 2.5 times the 44% national growth rate for all new businesses¹.  US Wellness is pleased to be a part of this global revolution - celebrating our 10 year anniversary as a certi...

Celebrating National Nurses Week

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In honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, we join in celebrating nurses everywhere for their tireless service to those in need of physical and emotional care.  We would especially like to thank the thousands of nurses on the US Wellness team who work every day across the country to educate, inspire, and encourage our clients to achieve their hea...

US Wellness Named Best and Brightest in Wellness® for 2018!

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US Wellness is pleased to be named the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness®  by the National Association for Business Resources! This program honors companies that promote employee wellbeing, worksite health and wellness. The 2018 winning companies were evaluated by an assessment, created and administered by SynBella, the nation’s leading well...

5 Strategies to Increase Employee Engagement in Your Wellbeing Program

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Getting your employees to participate fully in your wellness program requires a multipronged approach.  Here are several options  that will help your employees get actively involved in improving their wellbeing and more engaged in your organization:   Create or modify your existing wellbeing incentive program Leverage your existing wellbeing and e...

Healthy Snacking and Shopping

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We often hear that eating between meals will ruin your appetite but sometimes you just need a small bite of something to keep you going. Snacking can be a healthy way to balance out your meals, stay energized and get your needed nutrients. Reimagine your snacks as mini meals, that help you get through the day feeling energized. Read more to learn a...

Three Benefits of Launching a Wellness Challenge

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It’s no secret that healthier employees are making larger contributions in their homes, communities and workplace.  Employers have taken notice and are looking for ways to support employees in developing positive lifestyle changes.  One of the most successful and affordable ways companies can help their employees live healthier is by implementing a...

US Wellness Attends 2018 WomenHeart Wenger Awards Reception Dinner

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US Wellness joined the community in celebrating survivors and pioneers leading the way in research and advocacy for women and heart disease by attending the Wenger Awards dinner in DC on May 7th.   Dr. Nannette Kass Wenger has been a champion in the fight against heart disease for women and a forerunner in identifying and raising awareness for the ...

The Health Benefits of Mindful Living

Alyssa Williamson - Chief Operating Officer
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It's Mindful May!  This month's wellness theme on our WellAware platform is focused on mindfulness.   What is mindfulness? The practice of mindfulness is as simple as focusing your thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness can be practiced at any time and in many different ways, including: Single-tasking (not multitasking) Mindful meditation Mindful b...

Change Your Salty Ways

Katarina Daragan - Director of Population Health
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Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much sodium? To kick your salt habit, you first have to know how much sodium you are consuming in the first place. For the next three weeks, we'll help you lower your sodium intake and curb your salt habit by choosing wisely, reading nutrition labels, and watching your portions. And, we'll be getting ...

Discover Five Ways a Wellness Portal Helps Build a Thriving Workforce

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Most companies want to help their employees live healthier, more productive lives but struggle with how to implement a wellness program that fully engages their employees and moves the needle towards a happier workforce. Many companies also struggle with the time it takes to administer a wellness program. They have great intentions about getting th...

Happy New Year!

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2017 has been an exciting year for US Wellness. We implemented several new products and services including 10 new wellness challenges for our wellness portal clients, an enhanced interactive reporting dashboard that can be queried to analyze sub-segments of the population, and a blood collection system that allows for advanced biometrics via finger...

US Wellness CEO Presents at 2017 Maryland Healthcare & Retirement Plan Summit

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US Wellness' CEO and Founder Tori Tomlinson recently presented at the 2017 Maryland Healthcare & Retirement Plan Summit where Baltimore area Benefit and HR Directors gathered to learn about retirement and healthcare plan best practices.  Hosted by NFP, the Summit focused on the following areas of discussion: Convergence of Healthcare & Ret...

Five Tips for Launching a Successful Biometric Screening Program

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Biometric screenings are a core and critical component of a successful wellness program that can be a powerful motivator for change.  They quickly and accurately help people identify their unique health risks, provide members a live health coaching opportunity with a qualified health care professional, and move people to take action towards improvi...

US Wellness Celebrates 20 Years in Business!

Tori Tomlinson - President & CEO
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Twenty years ago I founded US Wellness with the idea that we could help people live happier, healthier lives by providing health education services where people live, work and play.  We were at the forefront of a wellness revolution in 1997! Through our service to employers, retailers, and community organizations, we have touched millions of peopl...