The FirstPerson Blog

Your Wellness Efforts are Going to Waste

Posted by Andréa Homoya

October 22, 2014

Picture this: you have a wellness program that you’re proud of, employees are engaged and excited, and leadership is encouraged because things are going so well. By all accounts, the program is a success, except for one thing—the donuts. Someone brings donuts to the office every morning and all that sugar-filled goodness is devoured before 8:30am. Now your wellness efforts have gone to waste because your message to employees is inconsistent.

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Topics: Wellness

Worksite Wellness Certification Coming Soon to Indianapolis

Posted by Laura Butler

October 21, 2014

When you chose your career, you probably thought you knew the path you were headed on. But a few years later, you may have found yourself in uncharted waters, leading or doing work that was unfamiliar—a time when the old “sink or swim” phenomenon might have come in to play. As I think back over my career, there are times I’ve had this very struggle—a struggle that can often be true for employers with health and well-being initiatives. Often the success of these investments rest on the shoulders of amazing HR leaders that haven’t had the time or training to focus on creating and maintaining such strategies. This is when it’s important to have the right tools in your toolbox.

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Topics: Wellness

Same-Sex Marriage: What's Next for Benefit Plans?

Posted by Katy Stowers

October 16, 2014

Same-sex marriage has been a hot debate in Indiana over the last year. So it should come as no surprise—unless you’ve been living under a rock—that a decision has finally been made on the matter.

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Topics: Compliance

Fight the Germs. Create a Healthy Workplace.

Posted by Kaitlin Enneking

October 15, 2014

Let’s face it. We all have to go to work. So unless you have the luxury of taking a vacation every time a coworker shows up under the weather, you’re going to need some defensive tricks to help you survive without getting sick.

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Topics: Wellness

Top 5 Ways to Maximize Your Employee Benefits in 2015

Posted by Paul Ashley

October 14, 2014

For a majority of employers—more than 80%—and their employees, open enrollment has started or is right around the corner. The months of October and November will be filled with meetings and decisions. Here are five tips to help you and your family make better decisions when it comes to choosing your health care and maximize your benefits in 2015:

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Topics: Benefits