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News: 2016

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

Events: 2016

St. Louis Workplace Wellness Forum 2017

February 14, 2017

Chicago Workplace Wellness Symposium 2017

April 11, 2017

Top Ten Best Practices for Wellbeing – Health Action Council Webinar

February 24, 2017

Dallas Workplace Health Symposium 2017

February 15, 2017

IHC FORUM West + Private Exchange FORUM

November 9, 2016

WEBINAR: Beyond Physical Health: Mind Body Connection – Role of Emotional Health in Wellness Programs

November 1, 2016

Health Means Business Forum, Chicago

October 19, 2016

HR Technology Conference & Exposition – Chicago

October 4, 2016

WORK ROOM Seattle

October 4, 2016

HERO Forum 2016

September 27, 2016

WWCMA Annual Conference 2016: Employee Wellbeing Shifting the Focus

September 20, 2016

Wellness Works 2016 Conference

September 16, 2016

WEBINAR: Create a Wellness Incentive Strategy That Works

September 7, 2016

Workplace Wellness Symposium 2016

June 8, 2016

MBGH 36th Annual Conference – The Real World of Health Benefits

May 5, 2016

The Exchange 2016: Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Event

April 6, 2016

Panel Discussion & Presentation: Mental Health in the Workplace

March 31, 2016

Webinar: Making Your Wellness Program a Catalyst for Health Improvement

March 16, 2016

Healthiest Employers in North Texas

March 10, 2016

St. Louis Business Health Coalition Spring Forum

March 8, 2016

The 3rd Thursday – PwC Health Innovation Webcast Series

February 18, 2016

Mile High SHRM 2016 HR Conference

January 22, 2016

4th Annual HealthLead Forum hosted by US Healthiest, in partnership with CDC

January 14, 2016

75th Annual HRSouthwest Conference

October 16, 2016

2016 Metro Chicago Heart Walk – Oak Brook, IL

October 1, 2016

2016 Metro Chicago Heart Walk – Chicago, IL

September 30, 2016

2016 Metro Chicago Heart Walk – Palos Hills, IL

September 25, 2016

2016 Metro Chicago Heart Walk – Vernon Hills, IL

September 24, 2016

ASHHRA Annual Conference & Exposition 2016

September 24, 2016

2016 Dallas Heart Walk

September 10, 2016

AADE16 – American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting

August 12, 2016

Central Ohio Wellness Symposium

July 8, 2016

2016 Denver Heart and Stroke Walk

June 4, 2016

2016 IHC FORUM & Expo

May 24, 2016

2016 Metro St. Louis Heart Walk

May 14, 2016

American Heart Association Denver Fit-Friendly Worksite Symposium

February 11, 2016

American Heart Association St. Louis Workplace Wellness Forum

February 9, 2016

American Heart Association Dallas Fit-Friendly Symposium

January 29, 2016

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