Category Archives: Employers

What can you achieve by improving the employee experience?

Savvy employers know that creating a great employee experience matters — and are constantly looking for ways to improve it. A new webinar from Optum showcases research that reveals a strong correlation — specifically between eNPS and the availability of well-being programs offered to employees, and high participation rates in those programs. Watch the webinar […]
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Helping employees achieve resiliency

When I was a high school teacher, I used to compare the end of the school year to going over a waterfall. You’re floating down the river with your gear neatly organized in your boat. Then, all of a sudden, you’re falling. Everything you’ve so neatly put together is flying through the air around you. […]
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Not science fiction: AI is creating value in surprising places

You might think of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care as science fiction — something that’s a future possibility. But the truth is, the future is here now. AI is a collection of methods and technologies for performing tasks we often associate with the human mind, such as learning and reasoning. AI approaches already have […]
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Best practices for a healthy worksite: Promote a healthy holiday season

Happy Halloween! In celebration of this sugar-filled holiday, here are a few tips on how to promote healthy holiday behaviors at your worksite. Take these tips to heart. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. People often eat more than they intend to during the holidays. This may be due to the festive mood or pressure […]
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This September, help your employees fall back into fitness

In a recently published National Health Statistics Reports survey1, nearly 31 percent of adults indicated they were obese last year. Yet only 23 percent of adults reported meeting the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion guidelines2 for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities. Did you know that the state where you reside may indicate […]
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Implementing a wellness champion strategy: Easy, evidence-based and effective

As the employee well-being space evolves and matures, we are seeing more employers try to capitalize on the intrinsic motivations of health influencers by creating wellness champion networks. These networks are largely comprised of volunteer employees who have a passion for health and well-being and want to support their employer in a culture of wellness. […]
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Employee fitness: Five top trends from IDEA World Convention 2018

Each year, our Optum On-Site Fitness team joins 14,000 fitness professionals at the IDEA World ConventionTM. Often referred to as the “Superbowl of Fitness,” this industry event promises to inspire the world to fitness. It does that and so much more. We were challenged to “find our epic,” dream big and help our members and […]
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Help employees find time for fitness

What’s the number one reason our on-site fitness center members give for not working out? Not enough time. You want your employees to lead full and balanced lives — and that can be a challenge. Along with being an engaged employee at work, they are trying to be a thoughtful partner, friend or spouse at […]
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New survey findings reveal key market forces impacting health care

New and shifting trends affecting health care are driving important changes in employers’ health and well-being strategies. The Optum® “9th Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study” shows overall investment in employee health and wellness remains strong among American employers. Increasingly more employers are investing in wellness strategies to ensure their benefits offerings not only respond […]
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Predictive analytics help treat people, not symptoms

How people have behaved in the past can tell us a lot about how they will act in the future. This statement holds true in medicine. As scores of data — from medical, behavioral, socioeconomic and even psychographic sources — can attest, medical histories can say a lot about how someone will react to a […]
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