West Palm Beach, FL, December 15, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- 2013 is fast approaching and the President’s re-election, along the current political climate will help insure that healthcare reform legislation passed in 2010 remains the law of the land and will be fully implemented by 2018. A major aspect of reform is the expansion of workplace wellness for employer-based healthcare. The Department of Health & Human Services recommends workplace wellness programs to empower & motivate employees to increase their health and well-being.
HHS has recently issued guidelines that increase the maximum permissible reward under a health-contingent wellness program offered in connection with a group plan from 20 to 30% of the cost of coverage. As a result of this mandate, employers will be expected to provide increased wellness offerings to their employees in order to be in compliance with ACA standards.
The underlying strategy of healthcare reform is to focus on prevention and quality of care verses the fee for service practice that has dominated the industry. Consistent with this movement, HMC offers customized Wellness & Health Education programs intended to empower individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices. HMC HealthWorks Wellness programs are rooted in evidence-based practices that address the leading causes of disease and serious illness. Specific program offerings focus on: smoking cessation, increasing activity and exercise, eating healthy, reducing stress, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.
HMC HealthWorks Wellness programs are comprehensive in nature and utilize personal health coaches for tailored support and advocacy. To help gauge progress and determine program effectiveness, HMC employs state of the art technology and data management systems.
- Personalized health portal
- Detailed information of HMC’s programs with customized information and related links
- Healthwise Knowledge-base in English and Spanish, containing authoritative content, including important interactive tools and tips
- Multi-media content on a variety of health topics
- Text alerts for important preventative screenings and other personal health reminders
HMC HealthWorks Wellness Programs increase personal health while reducing medical expenditures. According to a Harvard University study, workplace wellness programs can generate savings. For every dollar spent on wellness programs, $3.27 in medical cost savings is realized. The data suggests that a wider adoption of workplace wellness programs can result in a stronger bottom line and a healthier workforce.
Contact HMC HealthWorks to design a Wellness Program customized for your organization’s needs. From Program Implementation, Health Resources and Wellness Program Evaluation, HMC HealthWorks will be with you every step of the way. http://www.hmchealthworks.com
Sources: Department of Health & Human Services, National Prevention Council, NIOSH, Harvard University