Key Insights that Influence Employee Health

by Patty Starr and Craig Kurtzweil

A first-of-its-kind study reveals that community health and non-clinical social barriers have a much more profound impact on workforce health than previously recognized. “Surprisingly, only about 20% of our health is determined by the medical care we receive,” says Heather Kane, chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare, Arizona & New Mexico, citing the findings from the … [More]

Our Healthcare Matters

Our allergies may be getting in the way of our productivity

by Graham Chapman

Americans miss 24.5 million workdays each year due to “occupational asthma” and lose energy and focus due to sneezing, coughing and watery eyes. And these numbers are getting worse as the number of people with allergies is increasing and global warming, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, is fueling longer allergy seasons. With the EPA saying the lingering cold … [More]

Business Healthcare Service Guide

Here is a listing of healthcare service by category compiled by In Business Magazine and published in the April 2014 issue. Associations & Government Arizona Dental Association 3193 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale (480) 344-5777 Arizona Foundation for Medical Care 326 E. Coronado Rd., Phoenix (602) 252-4042 Arizona Health Care … [More]

Employers Benefit from Wellness Plans and Consumer Accountability

by RaeAnne Marsh

“An employer is making a serious mistake to not offer wellness, whether or not he offers a benefits plan,” says Bill Weaver, managing partner of Focus Benefits Group. To be sure, there is an impact on workers’ compensation, but an employee’s wellness also affects his or her job performance, and Weaver observes the concept goes beyond just not having a cold to encompass overall … [More]

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