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How to get people to take their meds

August 2, 2018

Kate Wolin wants to make all healthy habits as second nature as brushing your teeth. That’s her job as chief science officer at Interactive Health, a Schaumburg-based firm that designs employee wellness plans for corporations. Wolin’s current project is figuring out how to get people to take their medicines faithfully. It’s a problem for health … Continued

Worksite Wellness Programs Benefit Young Adult Workers

April 30, 2018

A common misconception is that companies employing a large proportion of young adults don’t need to establish comprehensive wellness programs because their workforces are already healthy. But adults under 35—and the businesses that employ them—greatly benefit from comprehensive worksite programs designed to maintain and improve employees’ health. That’s important because adults younger than 35 account for more than … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Names America’s Healthiest Companies

March 27, 2018

Employers Recognized for High Rates of Employee Participation, Overall Workforce Health Awardees Prove Supportive Culture of Proactive Health Engagement Creates Positive Outcomes       CHICAGO (March 27, 2018) – Interactive Health today named 184 employers as the “Healthiest Companies in America,” an annual award that recognizes businesses that are investing in and improving their employees’ … Continued

Interactive Health’s Wellness Program Featured in HERO Case Study

September 5, 2017

Read the case study here. The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected Interactive Health’s employee wellness program Inspire Health, Lead the Way to be featured in a case study focused on a “Culture of Health” and successful workplace wellness programs. The case study highlights our strategy, approach … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Names Bill Goldberg New CEO

August 8, 2017

CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 2017) — Interactive Health, a national provider of employee wellness solutions, has appointed Bill Goldberg as its new CEO effective yesterday. Goldberg will succeed Cathy Kenworthy, who remains with the company as chief marketing and analytics officer. She also continues as a board member. Founded in 1992, Interactive Health has more than … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Unveils New Tool to Capture Value and Impact of its Employee Wellness Programs

July 11, 2017

New report harnesses 25 years of data and experience CHICAGO (July 11, 2017) – Interactive Health, a national provider of employee wellness programs, announced today the release of an annual reporting tool that delivers decisive insights into the health improvements and cost savings achieved through its programs. The report is part of a broader effort … Continued

Employers Seek Remedies To Chill Rise in Health Costs

May 22, 2017

Bloomberg BNA recently released their Human Resources Report, which includes an article featuring Cathy Kenworthy, President and CEO of Interactive Health, and   Cecil Hemingway, co-head of health and benefits for Willis Towers Watson, and as they discuss the challenges employers face around medical costs and a solution—comprehensive worksite wellness programs. According to the 2017 … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Honors Employers with Top Workplace Wellness Programs

April 11, 2017

More than 150 Selected for Healthiest Companies in America Award for Exceptional Participation, Health Improvements CHICAGO (April 11, 2017) – Interactive Health today named 156 companies and organizations recipients of the Healthiest Companies in America designation, which recognizes employers for outstanding achievements in improving—and truly transforming—the health of their employee population. This is the 10th … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Advances Technology to Deliver More Holistic and Personalized Wellness Experience

April 4, 2017

Enhanced Healthy Activities engagement platform is an intuitive, integrated experience to help people reach health goals  CHICAGO (April 4, 2017) – After launching an enhanced member website last fall, Interactive Health today announced its next workplace wellness technology advancement – an upgraded, mobile-optimized employee-challenges platform that sparks employee health engagement and amplifies the impact of … Continued

Interactive Health Designated Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association®

March 30, 2017

Leading workplace wellness provider lives its mission to improve health outcomes in America starting with its own employees CHICAGO (March 30, 2017) — Interactive Health has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness … Continued

Workforce Magazine includes Interactive Health on the wellness providers “Hot List”

March 21, 2017

Workforce Magazine, a leading HR publication, featured Interactive Health on its “Hot List” of corporate wellness providers. In addition to the list of top providers, industry experts weigh in on how organizations can achieve the greatest value from their wellness programs by addressing it through leadership, expanding offerings to include emotional and financial wellness support, … Continued

Combat heart disease by building a heart-healthy workforce

February 27, 2017

The impact of heart disease is growing by the minute, but you can make a difference starting where many Americans spend hours of their lives: the workplace. Our data shows employees enrolled in Interactive Health wellness programs had a significant drop in two key risk factors associated with heart disease: blood pressure and cholesterol. The … Continued

Discover the latest wellness trends in our new e-book

February 2, 2017

Your employees are your best asset and their health can contribute directly to your company’s bottom line. With that in mind, we have rounded up the latest trends in worksite wellness that will address rising healthcare costs and improve the health of your employees. Stay at the forefront of life-changing wellness solutions with our e-book, … Continued

A Different Approach: The Importance of Workplace Wellness

January 31, 2017

Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy recently spoke with host Steve Bertrand on the WGN-AM Wintrust Business Lunch radio show in Chicago about the value of workplace wellness programs. When asked about the idea of wellness programs at work and what Interactive Health does, Cathy responded, “What we do is a little different. We … Continued

6 Trends in Corporate Worksite Wellness for 2017

December 20, 2016

A recent article in a USA Today supplement explains how businesses are promoting employee health and what workplace wellness trends to expect in 2017. The story points to a greater focus on sleep health and total well-being, as well as the need to embrace technology and remain compliant with regulations. Also in the story, Interactive … Continued

What Will Wellness Look Like in 2017?

December 19, 2016

In an online article with Workforce, a leading HR publication, Interactive Health Vice President of Health Services Jane Ruppert discusses workplace wellness trends for organizations to consider in 2017. Jane provided insight on the importance of total well-being, which includes sleep, emotional and financial health in addition to physical health. She also explained the impact … Continued

Interactive Health client testimonial featured in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, December 2016

December 15, 2016

Interactive Health client Endurance International Group is featured in the December issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine stating why they selected Interactive Health as their wellness partner: “Privacy is a key reason Endurance International Group, a Massachusetts-based company of 3,000 that establishes web presence for small and medium-size businesses, chose to work with Interactive Health, … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Opens New Office in Chicago’s West Loop

December 15, 2016

Interactive Health Opens New Office in Chicago’s West Loop Growing workplace wellness company adds new clients and employees locally and nationally CHICAGO (Dec. 15, 2016) – Interactive Health, a national leader in comprehensive wellness solutions based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a key hub in Owings Mills, Maryland, has opened an additional office in the West … Continued

Cathy Kenworthy highlighted in video recap of Health Means Business Forum, Chicago

December 7, 2016

Cathy Kenworthy, President and CEO of Interactive Health, was a featured panel speaker at the Chicago Health Means Business Forum in October, an event that brought together business of all sizes and kinds in Chicagoland that care about the health and wellness of the community. The discussions at the forum were centered on evolving the way … Continued

Digital coaching platforms being integrated into healthcare plans

December 1, 2016

Interactive Health Vice President of Health Services Jane Ruppert is quoted in an Employee Benefit News article about how health coaching and technology are being used to improve employee emotional health. “Depression has a staggering impact on business productivity and healthcare spend,” says Jane Ruppert, vice president of health services at Interactive Health, an Illinois-based … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Launches Revamped Web Experience to Drive Wellness Success

November 9, 2016

Interactive Health Launches Revamped Web Experience to Drive Wellness Success New web tools provide personal health management pathways for users based on behavioral science, data analysis CHICAGO (November 9, 2016) – Interactive Health, a national leader known for its goal-driven, personalized worksite wellness programs, announced today the launch of a redesigned, reimagined member website that … Continued

Five new ways to boost employee wellness

November 8, 2016

Winners and finalists of the 2016 Illinois’ Healthiest Employers awards collaborated to form The Guide to Workplace Wellness, available as online articles and downloadable PDF. Jane Ruppert, Vice President of Health Services at Interactive Health, is featured in “Five New Ways to Boost Employee Wellness” sharing how Interactive Health introduced an internal campaign called “I … Continued

Interactive Health wins Illinois’ Healthiest Employers award

November 7, 2016

Interactive Health is pleased to announce that it has been named a winner of the 2016 Illinois’ Healthiest Employer by Crain’s Chicago Business. Interactive Health was named the Healthiest Employer winner in the 100-499 employees category, the third time the company has been honored with this award. Congratulations to all category winners and finalists. Together, … Continued

Combining Wellness, Nutrition, and Health Coaching for Success

October 1, 2016

Kerry Clifford, MS, RD, and Interactive Health’s Wellness Program Lead, discusses the impact that registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) have on worksite wellness initiatives in the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Practice (SCAN) group of dietitians Fall 2016 e-newsletter. In the article, Kerry explains health coaching techniques, including motivational interviewing and mindfulness, which help lead clients … Continued

For Wellness Success, Emotional Health in the Workplace Must Be Addressed

September 19, 2016

For happier, more productive employees integrating mental and behavioral health into worksite wellness programs is crucial. In a USA Today supplement article, Interactive Health Director of Behavioral Health Dr. Colleen Fairbanks discusses how providing a program that focuses on both physical and emotional health reduces the stigma surrounding mental health and puts them both on … Continued

What a truly successful wellness plan looks like

September 9, 2016

In an Employee Benefit Adviser article about measuring the success of workplace wellness programs, Interactive Health Vice President of Client Relations Stacey Nevara provides insight on the importance of committing to a wellness plan strategy to accomplish better health engagement. Interactive Health clients Crowley Holdings, Inc. and Schneider Electric are also highlighted in the story, … Continued

Nominations open for the 2016 Lifestyle Change Award in Chicago

August 18, 2016

In partnership with the American Heart Association, Interactive Health seeks to recognize individuals in the Metro Chicago area who have made changes that will impact their quality of life and improve their health. No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant in improving overall health and wellness! Submit your nomination for the Interactive … Continued

How mental wellness can take aim at sick leave

August 16, 2016

Dr. Colleen Fairbanks, Director of Behavioral Health at Interactive Health, was recently interviewed for an Employee Benefit Adviser article about emotional health in the workplace. The story includes insight for addressing stigma around mental wellness in the workplace. “Health is health is health, so if you are truly interested in benefiting your employees’ health it just makes … Continued

4 reasons to welcome the EEOC wellness rules

August 11, 2016

Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy recently contributed an article to BenefitsPRO that highlights positive aspects of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) finalized rules on workplace wellness programs. The piece covers the importance of clarity, privacy requirements, the use of incentives and how to ensure a wellness program is reasonably designed. “In our view, … Continued

The EEOC Finalizes Wellness Program Guidance, Issuing Final Rules on Workplace Wellness Programs and a Sample Notice

July 20, 2016

Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy recently contributed to a Gibbons Employment Law Alert post regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) finalized rules on workplace wellness programs. The post explains how employers can ensure that their wellness programs comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Title II of … Continued

International Worksite Wellness Association Elects New Leadership

July 14, 2016

The International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) has announced that Charlie Estey, Executive Vice President at Interactive Health, is their new president. He will serve a two-year term in the leadership role. “We are the first international association focused on supporting worksite wellness practitioners with case studies, best practices and professional networking,” said Estey. … Continued

Second Cohort of Health Care Innovators Selected for Aspen Institute Fellowship

July 12, 2016

Entrepreneurial leaders from across the US are mobilized to improve US health care Washington, DC, July 12, 2016 –– The Aspen Institute today named the second class of its Health Innovators Fellowship —21 health care leaders who will participate in a two-year Fellowship designed to strengthen the leadership of innovators across the US health care … Continued

New Technology Helps Employers Engage Employees in Overall Health, Well-Being

June 22, 2016

With the ongoing trend toward digitization in healthcare, employers are looking to emerging technologies to improve quality of care. But that’s only part of the story. In an article that appeared in a USA Today supplement, Interactive Health Chief Information Officer Tim Hardy discusses the importance of balancing personalization and security when using technology as … Continued

Interactive Health Recognizes Healthiest Companies in America

June 21, 2016

Employers Achieved Exceptional Participation Rates and Health Improvements through Workplace Wellness Initiatives 154 companies across the country are being recognized for helping their employees make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health. These companies achieved participation rates in excess of 70 percent and a low-risk health score for their total population, based on … Continued

Supportive Mental Health Environment Can Save Companies Millions

June 2, 2016

Keeping mental health issues in the dark at work cannot only harm employees but damage company productivity and performance levels. For an article with TheStreet, Interactive Health’s Behavioral Health Coordinator Dr. Colleen Fairbanks discusses the importance of effectively addressing mental and emotional health issues in the workplace. Fairbanks cites an example of how an EAP … Continued

Benefit Experts Welcome Clarity of EEOC Wellness Rules

May 17, 2016

Benefit experts are welcoming long-awaited final U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules that end years of uncertainty on the incentives employers can offer employees and their spouses to participate in voluntary group wellness programs. Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy discusses the recent EEOC wellness rules in an article by Business Insurance. “Employers … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health: EEOC Workplace Wellness Rules are a Positive Step

May 17, 2016

Interactive Health: EEOC Workplace Wellness Rules are a Positive Step Guidelines Will Give Employers Confidence to Move Forward with Well-Designed Programs CHICAGO (May 17, 2016) – Interactive Health supports finalized guidelines from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which it believes will provide the kind of clarity on workplace wellness that employers were looking … Continued

Retooling pay to play

May 15, 2016

Incentives remain a key factor in the success of workplace wellness programs, but some employers are rethinking how they motivate workers to get healthy. In an article with Business Insurance, Interactive Health Vice President of Client Relations Stacey Nevara discusses the impact that incentives have on driving participation in workplace wellness programs. For Interactive Health’s … Continued

The Future of Wellness: Holistic Program Links Physical and Emotional Health

May 15, 2016

Hear from Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy in The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s Annual Outlook publication. This annual issue helps employers, TPAs, brokers and benefits consultants learn and navigate the challenges the upcoming year will present. In an article on the future of workplace wellness, Cathy discusses the importance of including emotional health … Continued

On the Road to Wellness – COTA Case Study

May 9, 2016

Read how Interactive Health and COTA were able to overcome barriers and face challenges head-on to deliver healthy results and positive change.

HERO publishes joint consensus statement in response to EEOC proposed guidelines for employer-sponsored wellness programs with a contribution from Interactive Health

April 25, 2016

In response to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed guidelines for employer-sponsored wellness programs, HERO (the Health Enhancement Research Organization) published a joint consensus statement. The statement is reflective of the support of a variety of organizations including occupational medicine, health plans and wellness program providers. The organizations, including Interactive Health, collectively contributed to … Continued

The Engagement Factor

April 15, 2016

Interactive Health is listed as a top wellness program vendor.

What’s Your Number?

April 4, 2016

Extensive health and math knowledge aren’t needed to understand these personalized health reports.

Wellness Programs for a Healthy Workplace

March 14, 2016

Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy recently presented at the Fifth Annual Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Conference for clients of the firm. Cathy discussed the business case for implementing workplace wellness programs, and Gibbons shared some key takeaways from the presentation in a blog post. The post discusses hard and soft benefits, participation, … Continued

Why More Employers Are Investing in Well-Being in 2016

March 4, 2016

Workplace wellness programs are a $6 billion industry in the U.S., and many say that’s money well spent. In a story that appeared in a USA Today supplement, President and CEO of Interactive Health, Cathy Kenworthy, discusses the ROI employers can achieve through investing in wellness programs and proactive strategies to manage health care costs. … Continued

Data points to wellness success against heart disease

February 15, 2016

Heart disease is America’s number 1 killer – and 80% is preventable. The good news: Interactive Health is making a positive impact. Recent studies show employees enrolled in Interactive Health wellness programs had a significant drop in blood pressure and cholesterol, two key risk factors in heart disease. Learn more about the staggering impact of heart … Continued

Round Table: Health Care Discussion

February 10, 2016

High engagement rates in worksite wellness programs create lasting health changes for individuals and a stronger bottom line for employers. How does this affect local communities? The St. Louis Business Journal facilitated a round table discussion focused on the health status of the St. Louis area. Debbie Johnston, regional market leader and St. Louis native, … Continued

Interactive Health to Team Up with the American Heart Association

January 27, 2016

Goal is to Improve Americans’ Heart Health Through Workplace-Based Programs Interactive Health, a national leader for its personalized wellness solutions, announced today it is supporting the American Heart Association on a shared mission of improving health and reducing heart disease risk and death. Interactive Health will be a Worksite Wellness Sponsor of Heart Walks and … Continued

Engaging Employees With Chronic Conditions

December 2, 2015

Employers in the health care field often struggle to manage employees with chronic health conditions and the physical, mental and financial difficulties that are associated with them. A results-driven wellness program can be the foundation for positive change. In a story in HR Pulse Magazine, Jane Ruppert, RDN, LDN, CDE, Vice President of Health Services … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Earns Highest Accreditation from NCQA

December 2, 2015

Interactive Health, a national leader for its personalized wellness solutions, announced today it has again earned Accreditation With Performance Reporting status in Wellness and Health Promotion from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This credential verifies to employers Interactive Health’s use of industry best practices and demonstrates its commitment to quality improvement, increased performance … Continued

Food for Thought: New wellness strategies can work to persuade employees to eat their fruits and veggies

November 3, 2015

Employers such as Interactive Health’s client, Angie’s List, are seeing big results from incentivizing workers to eat healthier, says Human Resources Executive. Whether it’s tilling a community garden or removing unhealthy options from the cafeteria, small measures can reduce medical claims and increase productivity. Read the full article

Creating Healthy Pumpkin Snacks for the Holiday Season

October 29, 2015

On Friday, October 30, just in time for Halloween, Kerry Clifford, health coach and registered dietician at Interactive Health joins Fox 32 Chicago to discuss the benefits of pumpkin as a superfood and demonstrates how to make healthy pumpkin snacks. Watch the live feed on October 30 at 9:45am Central here: http://www.fox32chicago.com/live

Wellness programs due for privacy scrutiny, experts say

October 6, 2015

Media stories have questioned whether companies and their wellness providers are protecting the private information of program participants. In a Healthcare Dive story, CEO Cathy Kenworthy sets the record straight regarding how Interactive Health handles this issue. Kenworthy explains that Interactive Health maintains the highest standards when it comes to protecting the privacy of its … Continued

Healthy & Happy: The wellness secrets behind ‘The Healthiest Companies in America’

October 1, 2015

Creating a successful culture of wellness that results in improved employee health and reduced medical costs sounds like an overwhelming and time-consuming task. However, many of our clients  have achieved all of these goals and more! BenefitsPro interviewed several of our “Healthiest Companies in America” winners to gain insight into what each organization believes to … Continued

Tailor wellness programs to individual workforces for maximum effect

July 19, 2015

Wellness programs can lessen the burden of rising health care costs, especially when they are tailored to an organization’s business goals and the specific needs of its workforce. Charlie Estey, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Interactive Health, explains the positive effects a well-tailored wellness program can have on medical costs and productivity as … Continued

The American Hospital Association Extends Its Exclusive Endorsement of Interactive Health’s Workplace Wellness Solutions

July 15, 2015

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today it has extended its exclusive endorsement of Workplace Wellness Solutions from Interactive Health. Workplace Wellness Solutions feature Interactive Health’s most comprehensive preventive care solution, built to make a meaningful, measurable and lasting difference in the lives of employees. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the … Continued

Walking the Talk – Driving Employee Engagement

July 1, 2015

Even though more employers are adopting innovative “whole person” wellness strategies that help employees’ physical, mental and financial well-being, it’s still tough for some HR professionals to inspire engagement for these programs. Cathy Kenworthy, CEO of Interactive Health, and Allen Buechel, county executive for Fond du Lac County, Wis., discuss why C-Suite level executives who … Continued

Growth Investment from FFL Positions Interactive Health for Continued Success

July 1, 2015

Interactive Health, the largest independent provider of integrated workplace wellness solutions to organizations in the United States, announced today that it has signed an agreement to bring on a new financial partner, FFL, a San Francisco-based private equity firm managing more than $4.5 billion in assets. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. For … Continued

Top 10 reasons you should implement wellness

June 30, 2015

Wellness programs are on the rise, notes Benefits Pro, but many organizations are still slow to invest in healthy practices. Charlie Estey, executive vice president of Interactive Health, explores why organizations should double down on wellness, especially as more employers see the benefits of healthy workplace culture. Here are the top 10 reasons to make employee wellness as … Continued

Green Giant™ and Interactive Health Partner to Change America’s Eating Habits

June 30, 2015

In a first-of-its-kind branded partnership, General Mills’ Green Giant™ and national workplace wellness leader Interactive Health today announce their intent to increase the percentage of Americans that eat the recommended daily amount of vegetables, which hovers around ten percent. Interactive Health will expand upon General Mill’s revolutionary Go Giant™ healthy eating challenge on a national … Continued

The Take-Away

June 28, 2015

Did you know Interactive Health CEO Cathy Kenworthy had an aunt who was a Russian baroness, or that she has a soft spot for French cheeses? Learn more about the personal background of our fearless CEO in this Crain’s Chicago Business feature, The Take-Away. Read the full article.

Are Smaller Companies Poised to Self-fund Health Care?

June 12, 2015

Changing health care policies are now making it easier for small and midsized companies to self-fund their benefits claims. This emerging trend has yet to take off, but proactive organizations are starting to see the cost-saving benefits. While it takes more effort to be self-funded, there are much greater cost-saving opportunities that derive from data … Continued

At a Glance: the Future of Worker Well-Being (Q&A)

June 12, 2015

USA Today and MediaPlanet continue their series on employee well-being and workplace wellness with a supplement that unites industry influencers, organizations and advocates to highlight the importance for employers to prioritize the emotional, mental, spiritual and financial health of their workforce. From wearable technology to healthier snacks in the break room, employee well-being occupies high priority … Continued

St. Louis Table of Experts Health Care Discussion

June 7, 2015

The St. Louis Business Journal recently hosted a Table of Experts panel to discuss healthcare in St. Louis and America. It was a lively discussion featuring three local health industry experts, including Debbie Johnston, our St. Louis Regional Market Leader. The discussion covered everything from wellness and ACOs to updating policies and payment structures. “Helping … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Announces 2014 “Healthiest Companies in America”

May 7, 2015

Thousands of employees’ lives were transformed – and some saved – by companies honored today as winners of Interactive Health’s “Healthiest Companies in America” award. For the eighth year in a row, Interactive Health – the country’s leading provider of health management solutions – is recognizing a select group that has embraced the mission of … Continued

HealthCare Consumerism Outlook 2015

April 20, 2015

The Institute For HealthCare Consumerism’s annual OUTLOOK magazine features thought leaders sharing insight on health care, benefits and compensation trends. The annual issue helps employers, TPAs, brokers and benefits consultants learn and navigate the challenges the upcoming year will present. It provides a venue for CEOs, senior executives and thought leaders to share their own … Continued

Navigating Wellness Incentives

April 7, 2015

Wellness programs have really picked up steam over the past few years, with more than 80 percent of large employers offering some type of health incentive. However, many organizations are still trying to find the right balance when it comes to encouraging employee health. What’s more, experts believe that wellness programs are only going to … Continued

Wellness or else

March 9, 2015

Employers have found that managing wellness programs in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can be tricky. Charlie Estey, executive vice president at Interactive Health, spoke with BenefitsPro to explain how employers can continue to reap the benefits of wellness programs by “doing incentives right.” Read the full article

Branding enhances workplace wellness programs

February 19, 2015

Wellness programs can have a variety of positive effects in the workplace — encouraging healthier behaviors, improving employee morale, reducing absenteeism and lower health care costs — and branding that program can make it more successful. Branding a wellness program in a company or organization can significantly enhance its ability to increase employee health and … Continued

Cathy Kenworthy, SM ’91: Helping people live healthier lives

February 18, 2015

MIT Technology Review spotlight on alum Cathy Kenworthy. Cathy Kenworthy has always sought to solve challenging problems. As President and CEO of Interactive Health, she leads an organization that is addressing an especially complex issue: helping people live healthier lives through thoughtful, preventive health care. As a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Cathy … Continued

Why Current Corporate Wellness Programs Are Not Nudging Employees Out of Their Chairs

February 6, 2015

Wellness programs in the workplace continue to gain popularity, notes Mainstreet.com, and as a result, many employers are now upping the ante with new initiatives that help maintain high employee engagement and benefit the bottom line. Sitting is the new smoking. Cathy Kenworthy, President and CEO of Interactive Health, discusses how many companies are attempting to … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Celebrates New Year with Successful Integration

January 12, 2015

National workplace wellness leader incorporates offerings from Health Solutions CHICAGO – Interactive Health announces the successful integration of Health Solutions program and service offerings. The completed integration results in the most comprehensive portfolio of workplace wellness solutions in the country. The combined organization moves forward together with a single goal of improving employee health.  

Making good on New Year’s resolutions

January 2, 2015

This slideshow features tips and quotes from our President & CEO Cathy Kenworthy on how to keep New Year’s health resolutions and make wellness a year-round focus. Key points include: The benefits of starting with small goals Three factors of behavior change Ongoing health coaching as the key to achieving health goals See the full … Continued

Inexpensive ways to enhance your wellness program

December 10, 2014

How can employers get more out of their wellness programs without also growing their budgets? Sandi Eskew, Senior Wellness Strategist at Interactive Health, explores this issue on EBViews. Sandi provides insight on creating a wellness strategy, inexpensive DIY enhancements and advice on what employers should invest in as they build their wellness program. Read the … Continued

Prevention is the new focus of health care

November 3, 2014

Employee Benefit News article on how wellness programs that focus on biometric screenings and outcomes-based incentives are signs of a shifting health care system. Read the full article

To improve workplace wellness, help your employees become better shoppers

October 17, 2014

“The reasons for ensuring a healthy workforce seem clear enough: Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s also good for the bottom line. Employees who engage actively in effective workplace wellness plans are more productive, recover faster and miss less work. Moreover, a focus on wellness helps drive a positive company culture,” … Continued

How the ACA is shaping outcomes-based wellness

October 9, 2014

Employee Benefit Adviser article on outcomes-based wellness programs, including insights from Cathy Kenworthy, our President and CEO. Seeing her employees bounce down the hall on Hippity Hops wouldn’t faze Cathy Kenworthy. She’d even reward the winner. Read the full article. 

Taking an unconventional approach to wellness planning

October 7, 2014

Elkay Manufacturing used personalized wellness incentives and employee communication to help reduce major employee health problems by 76% and hold the line on insurance premium increases. Read the Employee Benefit News article here. 

The Wellness Journey Continues

October 3, 2014

Human Resource Executive blog post featuring wellness highlights from the EBN Benefits Forum & Expo. Read the full story.

So called ‘healthy foods’ aren’t always what they seem

September 29, 2014

Chicago’s Fox 32 TV channel story featuring one of our health coaches, Lori Welstead, discussing how some foods that seem health may not actually be so good for you. Watch the story.

Baptist employee who lost 100 pounds: ‘This has been a life change’

September 26, 2014

Miami Herald article featuring our client, Miami Children’s Hospital and the success they have achieved by personalizing their wellness program to engage employees and make wellness part of their lifestyle. Read the full article

14 Supposedly Healthy Foods That Dietitians Never Eat

September 23, 2014

Cosmopolitan article on foods that sound healthy but are not as healthy as most people believe. One of our health coaches, Lori Welstead, provides tips #8-11. Read the full article.

The business strategy behind workplace wellness

September 4, 2014

Employee Benefit News article discussing the business strategy behind workplace wellness, written by our President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy. Read the full article.

Schaumburg CEO takes health seriously in, out of office

September 2, 2014

Daily Herald article featuring Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy, and her commitment to health, both in and out of the office. Read the full article here. 

How far is too far for work wellness programs to go?

August 12, 2014

USA Today article on workplace wellness programs and incentives for health improvements. “We know we save people’s lives,” says Cathy Kenworthy, CEO of Interactive Health. Read the full article. 

Find the soul of your wellness program

July 16, 2014

Too often wellness programs are started as just another way to reduce health care costs. Certainly, this is a terrific outcome that good wellness programs will help deliver. However, this focus not only sells the wellness program short, but it also misses the “soul” of the program. Employee Benefit News features a blog post by … Continued

Interactive Health Appoints New President and CEO, Cathy Kenworthy

July 15, 2014

Interactive Health, the leading independent provider of worksite wellness solutions for employers, announced the promotion of Cathy Kenworthy as the company’s new President and CEO. Kenworthy succeeds Joseph O’Brien, who will remain 100 percent engaged at Interactive Health in the role of Executive Chairman, working with clients on expanding relationships and colleagues on the continuing formulation … Continued

Becoming a Top Workplace

June 27, 2014

Interactive Health CEO Joseph O’Brien participated in Advanced Resource’s panel on “Becoming a Top Workplace.” Check out highlights from the event on Advanced Resource’s blog. Read More

Campbell County named one of the healthiest companies in U.S.

June 18, 2014

Gillette News Record article with case study of Campbell County, Wyoming becoming one of the Healthiest Companies in America. Read More

Lake Land named one of the ‘Healthiest Companies’

June 17, 2014

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier article with case study of Lake Land College, who was named one of the Healthiest Companies in America. Read More

SwedishAmerican Health System among healthiest companies in America

June 16, 2014

SwedishAmerican Health System (Rockford, IL) was featured in the Rockford Register Star for winning Healthiest Companies in America. Read More

Wellness Best Practice: Flexco’s wellness program makes fitness fun

June 5, 2014

HR.BLR.com case study of how Flexco became one the Healthiest Companies in America.        

Wellness best practice: Maui Jim ‘lives the Aloha spirit’ with happy, healthy employees

May 22, 2014

HR.BLR.com case study of how Maui Jim (Peoria, IL) became one of the Healthiest Companies in America.

Tobacco cessation, lowered blood pressure hallmarks of healthiest companies

May 14, 2014

What are some of the common factors – all much welcomed signs of improved workplace wellness – that are common to America’s healthiest companies? An article on EBN explores the most consistent hallmarks of a truly healthy workplace. Read More

Crowley Maritime Named One of the “Healthiest Companies in America”

May 7, 2014

Digital Journal article featuring Healthiest Companies in America winner Crowley Maritime.

Stormont-Vail recognized for workplace health improvement

May 1, 2014

Topeka Capital-Journal article featuring Stormont-Vail as one of the Healthiest Companies in America.

20 Illinois employers among ‘Healthiest Companies in America’

April 30, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times article featuring Healthiest Companies in America winners in Illinois.

Interactive Health Announces 2013 “Healthiest Companies in America” Winners

April 29, 2014

Interactive Health today announced the 2013 winners of its annual “Healthiest Companies in America” award. The 68 honorees achieved a low health risk status across their organizations while sustaining high employee participation in their wellness program.

Selling wellness that works

April 8, 2014

Employee Benefit Advisor article on incentives or disincentives … the carrot or the stick? The answer is not as cut and dry as once thought. Many in the industry are now saying what works depends upon a company’s culture of health. Read More

Wellness ROI is much more than just health costs

March 28, 2014

What is the best way to measure ROI when it comes to wellness plans? Is there more to it than just health costs? Employee Benefit News runs a piece by Janice Rahm of Interactive Health that argues there is much more. Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions Hit the Wellness Space

March 10, 2014

Institute for HealthCare Consumerism article, which includes the Interactive Health acquisition of Health Solutions.

Interactive Health Acquires Health Solutions

March 6, 2014

Interactive Health, the leading provider of outcomes-based wellness programs, announced today an expansion of its capabilities with the acquisition of Health Solutions, an award-winning provider of onsite comprehensive wellness services to organizations in the United States and around the world. The acquisition creates the largest U.S.-based, independent company offering integrated workplace wellness solutions.

Pay Attention to Hypertension

February 28, 2014

High blood pressure isn’t just bad for employees. While the elements of any comprehensive wellness plan can help people achieve healthy blood pressure, HR professionals at many companies are using a variety of drill-down strategies to get more employees screened, better identify those at risk and drive healthier outcomes. This article in HR Magazine features … Continued

Miami Children’s Hospital heightens biometric screening beyond typical ‘know your numbers’ campaign

February 21, 2014

Last year, Miami Children’s Hospital shifted its wellness focus from participation to accountability and partnered with Interactive Health to offer a new wellness program. Learn more in this article from EBN. Read More

Miami Children’s Hospital Engages Interactive Health to Enhance Employee Health and Wellness Program

February 4, 2014

As part of a commitment to improve employee health and well-being, Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) Health System in 2013 partnered with Interactive Health, to expand the hospital’s incentive-based employee health and wellness program.

Interactive Health Awarded Illinois’ Healthiest Employer by Crain’s Chicago Business

January 21, 2014

Interactive Health is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2013 Illinois’ Healthiest Employer by Crain’s Chicago Business. Interactive Health was named the Healthiest Employer winner in the 100-499 employees category, competing against 38 other organizations.

The Top 10 Wellness Articles of 2013

December 16, 2013

The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism has compiled their Top 10 Wellness Articles of 2013.

How the University of Alabama spurs healthy living with biometric screening

December 11, 2013

Good example from EBN of integrating screening initiative in an overarching well-being campaign and making wellness positive and not punitive. Read More

Two biometric success stories bring health data to life

December 11, 2013

EBN story on how our client, Elkay Manufacturing, uses biometric screening as a foundation for a comprehensive wellness program. Read More

Interactive Health Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Chicago Tribune

December 10, 2013

Interactive Health is thrilled to announce they have been recognized as one of The Chicago Tribune’s National Standard Top Workplaces for 2013, one of 126 companies in the greater Chicago area. It was the second consecutive year that Interactive Health was honored as a Top Workplace.   The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee … Continued

Personalize wellness to reach resistant employees

November 18, 2013

Employee Benefit News article on the importance of personalizing a wellness program for the needs of each individual. Read More

Is All the Chatter Mostly Missing the Point?

November 11, 2013

Insight into why worksite wellness programs should be evaluated on more than just medical cost ROI from the HERO on Health newsletter. Read More

Interactive Health Expands with Addition of New Chief Operating Officer

November 5, 2013

Cathy Kenworthy to lead company’s client services, operations and technology functions.

Trending in 2014: Making Wellness a Strategic Initiative

November 1, 2013

Healthcare Consumerism magazine article on Wellness Trends, written by our President and CEO, Joseph O’Brien.

Press Release: The AHA Exclusively Endorses Workplace Wellness from Interactive Health

April 9, 2013

Chicago, IL – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Workplace Wellness from Interactive Health. Workplace Wellness solutions feature Healthy Triumph, Interactive Health’s outcomes-based wellness program. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and care organizations achieve operational excellence. … Continued

Press Release: “Healthiest Companies in America” Announced; Top-Rated Companies Receive Award for Improving Employee Health

February 26, 2013

Chicago, IL – Interactive Health today announced the winners of the 2012 annual “Healthiest Companies in America” awards. For the sixth consecutive year, Interactive Health is honoring companies for creating a culture of health by prioritizing employee health through outcomes-based health management programs. The 72 honorees are organizations nationwide that attained a company-wide low health risk status … Continued

Press Release: Interactive Health Unveils Comprehensive Wellness Program in Response to Health Care Reform Mandates

January 8, 2013

Healthy Triumph program focuses on wellness and preventive care  CHICAGO – Interactive Health, a leader in outcomes-based health management programs, today announced a new comprehensive wellness solution, Healthy Triumph. Healthy Triumph supports employers as they respond to health care reform mandates specific to wellness and preventive care. The new program focuses on early detection of … Continued

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