Employee benefits become a lot easier for business leaders to manage when a process is developed that takes the element of surprise out of the equation.
Today I was made aware of a tragic, yet preventable accident on an Ohio concession go kart track. A teenage girl was partially scalped while operating an indoor go kart.
A recent article in the New York Times examined just how effective loss of value coverage is for college athletes.
Many critics believe that the insurance, intended to protect athletes who may become injured and miss the opportunity for payouts on professional contracts, is not as helpful as it seems.
On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a proposed rule that describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employee wellness programs that include questions about employees’ health or medical examinations. Although the ADA limits when employers may inquire about employees’ health or require them to undergo medical examinations, these inquiries and exams are permitted if they are part of a voluntary wellness program.
As technology’s evolved, so has people’s ability to overcome the traditional communication barriers of time and distance. The practice of telemedicine is a step forward in the health care industry to use telecommunications to bridge the gap of time, distance and affordability to reach patients in need of medical attention.
The ideal corporate wellness program brings together employees from different backgrounds and helps them focus on making choices that lead to longer, healthier lives. The challenge is working through those differences to arrive at a plan that allows everyone the best chance to participate and achieve their own individual goals.
Employers have the ultimate responsibility on how to effectively communicate benefits information to employees. It has a tremendous impact on how well the programs are understood, utilized and perceived by employees. If that understanding does not exist, it’s a critical failure of the company’s leadership team.
Recently I came across a story about a 13 year old boy who fell to the ground while climbing on a rock wall at a local entertainment facility. The article included footage of the boy’s fall, which is difficult to watch.
While the video is disturbing and I certainly hope the young boy ends up fine, it demonstrates several safety issues that challenge today’s family entertainment center owners and operators.