The FirstPerson Blog

Is Indiana in Pain?

Posted by Laura Lubus

August 29, 2014

Last month, The Advisory Board posted the article, The states with the most opioid painkiller users, as part of their Daily Briefing series. While not typically an article I might explore further, Indiana caught my eye as a part of a “painkiller belt.”

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Topics: Health Care, Wellness

The Future of Wellness Programs: Innovation is Here!

Posted by Andréa Homoya

August 28, 2014

Last week, some of my wellness colleagues and I had the opportunity to attend the Healthiest Employers Breakfast, an annual event that recognizes Indiana companies with great wellness programs.

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Topics: Wellness

Home Alone with Insurance Ratings

Posted by Andrew Fondow

August 27, 2014

In the ever popular Christmas movie Home Alone, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister gets in a scuffle with his family and makes a wish that they would disappear. To his delight, his wish comes true and he wakes up the next morning home alone. After all, Kevin believes that it is his family that is causing the problem, not him. He even goes so far as to say that when he is older, he is going to make sure he lives a life by himself.

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Why Employees Underutilize Preventive Health Care

Posted by Kaitlin Enneking

August 20, 2014

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Topics: Benefits, Wellness

Are the Open Enrollment Floodgates About to Open

Posted by Paul Ashley

August 19, 2014

“Now that the Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate to buy health insurance is on, will that mean more employees sign up for our benefit plans to meet their obligation?” I am often asked this question by employers. According to a recent Employee Benefit Advisor (EBA) article, Preparing Employers for 2015 Health Plan Enrollment Growth, a surge in employer-sponsored health plan enrollment for 2015 is expected, opening the floodgates.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Benefits