Be Well Solutions Named a Winner of the Northeast Ohio Area 2016 Top Workplaces Award

CLEVELAND, OH – June 19, 2016 – Be Well Solutions is pleased to announce, for the third consecutive year, that it has been named a 2016 Top Workplace by The Cleveland Plain Dealer and WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.

In addition, Be Well Solutions is honored to receive the Top Workplaces Special Award in Ethics.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, […]

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Event: Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

High Risk: Finding Your Wellness Program Purpose
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Our Presenter: Bill Frankel, Executive Vice President and Principal of Be Well Solutions

As health issues expand across the country, more and more companies are feeling the burden of an unhealthy workforce. Higher health insurance costs, increased absenteeism, reduced work productivity all affect your bottom-line. Today, learn about:

• The Financial Toll on Corporate America
o Indirect Cost and Direct Cost of Poor Health
• Making a Case for Wellness
o Reduction in Risk Factors = Reduction in Health Care Costs
• Wellness that Works: Essential Elements
o Selecting the Right Wellness Program for Your Organization
• 2016: Updates to the ACA, Alternative Standards and Technology
• Wellness for YOU: It’s Never Too Late to Begin Your Journey Into Wellness

For more information, please visit https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/programs/safety/SafetyCongress.asp

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EEOC Update – Wellness

As you may recall, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had not clarified its position on employer-sponsored wellness programs. In fact, several lawsuits were filed by the EEOC against employer-sponsored wellness programs (e.g., the Honeywell suit). The pushback was based on the Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).

On October 29, 2015 the EEOC issued proposed rules which would amend Title II of GINA as they relate to wellness programs that are part of health plans. Comments on the proposed rules were accepted through the end of 2015. In short, the proposed amendments to GINA are favorable and show that the EEOC does not want to be an impediment to wellness programs.

The following changes, in part, are proposed to GINA:

A key proposed change in […]

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