The FirstPerson Blog

Get Wellness Expertise at Your Fingertips

Posted by Chuck Gillespie

November 20, 2014

Metrics, return on investment, strategy, employee engagement, management, benefits, health care claims reduction, and the list goes on. These have become words synonymous with workplace wellness initiatives. However, there are very few opportunities to learn and train beyond on-the-job training.

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Topics: Wellness

Help Your Employees Improve Their Well-Being This Winter

Posted by Andréa Homoya

November 19, 2014

Winter. For many, this word brings out negative feelings. It’s freezing, snowy, and—most of all— difficult to get motivated. It’s easy to sit by the fire all day with a cup of tea and a good book or enjoy a slice of pie on the holidays. But despite all the distractions and deterrents to eating right and staying in shape, you as an employer can help your employees stay on track.

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Topics: Wellness

How to Bring Energy to Your Goals

Posted by Deb Hunter

November 18, 2014

Most of us have bought into the idea that setting clear goals can help you meet performance or personal objectives. And, we’ve all been told that we should set SMART goals—specific, measurable, achievable, and realistic—that have a target date for completion.

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Topics: Human Resources

MyChoice: A New Strategy, A New Solution

Posted by Bryan Brenner

November 17, 2014

There’s an important set of trends developing in the delivery of health care benefits. And we’re paying a lot of attention to them. It’s our job. Read the tea leaves, develop solutions to support our customers and their good people, and create the marketplace of the future.

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Topics: FirstPerson, Benefits

Let Your Organizational Culture Guide Your Benefits Strategy

Posted by Mark Minner

November 14, 2014

“The more you look, the less you see.”

This quote from the movie Now You See Me speaks to the current state of group benefit plans: the more closely you work on something, the more difficult it is to take another perspective.

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Topics: Benefits