Over twice as many Johnson & Johnson employees exercised last year compared to 15 years before, a third as many smoked, and less than half had high blood pressure. It was in 1995 that the health care products giant launched its wellness program.
Some wellness programs are rollicking success stories.... Read More »
By Tom Murphy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More employers are giving workers the option to tame health insurance costs for next year if they provide a blood sample and reveal details about their health habits.
As they present employees with benefits options for 2012, some companies also are offering lower rates... Read More »
She's even alleged to have shaved her own son's head in the hopes of tricking everyone.
A 36-year-old English woman appeared in court Wednesday over charges she bilked insurers out of £100,000 (roughly $150,000). Her scheme is alleged to have centered on her 9-year-old son, whom the woman reportedly... Read More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work.
IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments. Read More »
Wednesday is day 10 of the Verizon strike. For 240 hours, 45,000 unionized members of the company's traditional telephone division have rotated shifts at picket lines down the East Coast. But Verizon hasn't budged in its demands, and the company is pushing harder. On August 31, the company says it will suspend... Read More »
If you've been paying any attention to the latest data on what motivates the youngest crop of job seekers, you've probably heard that they're all about job satisfaction over everything else -- that happiness even outranks salary. That seems to have changed a bit over the last few months, according to a recent... Read More »
I sometimes have people tell me they started their new job and then found out there was no health insurance. They express shock -- but they have to give me insurance, don't they?
No, they don't. There is no law requiring any employer to provide any particular benefits to employees. There are some tax... Read More »
Even though the nation's biggest employers are not rushing to hire back the millions of employees they've laid off in the past few years, at least most are not planning to cut back on health care benefits for current employees, no matter what happens in regard to national health care policies. Read More »
Taxi and limo driving has long been a method for some American workers to get a foothold in the job market, or as way to pay for an education. One of the main drawbacks, however, was that independent drivers often had to buy costly private health insurance policies, if they could afford insurance at all. Now... Read More »
Don't get mad, get severance! Who isn't upset when they hear the news that they're being laid off? Instead of getting angry and storming out, or going quietly into the good night, the best thing to do is keep your cool and negotiate. Many people are not aware that in some cases, you don't have to silently... Read More »
With jobs scarce and money tight these days, the prospect of working as an "Independent contractor," and getting a full paycheck with no big bites taken out for taxes and other obligatory expenses might seem like the perfect setup, and it could well be. But it could also mean that your boss is taking advantage... Read More »
It's Friday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. Your boss calls you into his office and closes the door. He tells you that the company has to make cuts due to the recession and your job has been eliminated effective immediately. You're given a month's severance pay and a box to pack up your office.
As you drive home, first... Read More »
The historic health care legislation passed by the House of Representatives late Sunday night has a lot going for it when it comes to helping out students and recent college graduates. Some benefits are pretty obvious, but other things that were buried in the bill could also have a big impact. Read More »
Maybe it's time to stop complaining and give your boss a break. Did you know that if you have a job that includes benefits, on average your employer is paying you an extra $8 per hour -- that's in addition to your salary. According to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that's... Read More »