Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement

This week's #YLLD comes in the form of a #ThrowbackThursday post - dating to April 2013 and an article I wrote, "Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement" appeared at TLNT - the tenets I proposed at the time still hold true and mean even more to me now as several months after this article appeared I transitioned into my current role and started working more closely with our organization's Health, Welfare, and Wellness teams...

HR managers and leaders across the country are gathering together in meetings large and small, sharing ideas and concerns, and trying to understand the intricacies and impacts of health care reform on their organizations.

There are the immediate and highly publicized changes that went into effect on January 1, 2013, but there’s a slew of additional ones coming down the pike over the next several months (and years) including everything from health insurance exchanges to mandated coverage to Medicaid expansion to new taxes on high-end plans, and more.

Then there are the tangible financial costs — as requirements relative to benefits eligibility change and more employees sign onto employer plans; the Baby Boomer generation entering into retirement in droves; to the previously mentioned excise tax levied on “Cadillac Plans” – that leaves many organizations simply trying to understand what they need to do, when they need to do it, and figuring out in some cases how to pay for it... read the rest at TLNT.

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