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On the first segment of today's show, Dr. Dee Edington and Jack Bastable, co-founders of the Edington CBIZ Next Practice Awards, tell us how the award program came to be, how companies earn the award and what the value of this special achievement is. Doug and the guests will also talk about some highlights from the well-being track at 2016 IHC FORUM West in Las Vegas. Collaborating with expert consultants at CBIZ, we have designed five workshop sessions that cover the range of wellness in today's workplace. Tune in at 11:10 a.m. (ET) to learn more about the Edington CBIZ Next Practice Awards and what we have planned for November's conference.
For the second segment, Doug will talk with Jen Arnold, owner of Redesigning Wellness, a consulting and training company that creates engaging and effective health and wellness strategies for forward thinking organizations. Worksite wellness should be treated just like any other business initiative in your company. Unfortunately, it rarely gets the attention it deserves. Often the responsibilities are thrown on an overworked HR person who already has too much on their plate. And these activities usually stay in HR with little exposure to the CEO. Wellness turns into haphazard activities, the same people participating and maybe the occasional Biggest Loser contest. Then you pray you’ll find something in your annual health care claims that shows a positive ROI. That’s not the way results happen! In this interview, Jen will talk about ways to redesign the common worksite wellness program in order to gain better traction and results.