HR Insights


CareATC Offers On-Site Clinics and Health Screenings for Clients

Posted by Carah Counts on October 30, 2015

CareATC was recently featured in Tulsa World. Below is some information about our company and what we do.

CareATC specializes in on-site or near-site workplace medical clinics. We have demonstrated how effective preventative care can be at achieving healthcare savings for employers.

Using statistical analysis of all employees in a single system, CareATC methods are able to anticipate and prevent future health concerns of individual employees.

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Health Management: A Smarter Approach to Healthcare

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on October 27, 2015

Businesses around the country are losing money, providing healthcare benefits that go unused. 

It's not that the benefits are junk... Far from it — smoking cessation and personalized nutrition counseling are both valuable and desirable.

But such programs are poorly introduced to employees in many cases, usually due to outmoded onboarding models.

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Profit Hinges on Employee Health

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on October 13, 2015

Gleaning from research at companies like American Express, the Integrated Benefits Institute concludes that improved employee health correlates with increased profits.

Releasing recent findings, the IBI cited healthcare premiums and "presenteeism" as two large costs which can be avoided if general employee wellness is attained.

The company also connected instances of poor employee health and poor customer service.

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Healthy Workplace Food Improves Heart Health

Posted by Wendy White on October 7, 2015

There are many conditions which have historically contributed to heart disease in the workplace — smoking, sedentary workdays, and unhealthy food options are just a few.

Some researchers are starting to consider health in terms of "heart age," which will differ from the age represented on an employee's birth certificate, and the lower it is the better.

The World Heart Federation has found that a broad range of workplace health initiatives have a big hand in lowering heart ages.

The one that may make the most difference in modern offices is the provision of healthy food options.

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Health Plan Deductibles Are Growing Seven Times as Fast as Wages

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on September 30, 2015

Workplace health insurance costs are on the rise, but some expenses are growing faster than others.

In general, national deductible costs are exploding, growing three times faster than premiums, and seven times faster than overall wages.

While workers and employers are finding ways to cope, this is proving to be a dire situation for chronically ill individuals, whose health care costs are swelling much faster than their salaries.

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This Is What Happens When You Ban Workplace Smoking

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on September 24, 2015

After years of smoking bans for restaurants, bars, and workplaces, the restrictions have had a marked effect.

American teens are smoking tobacco at much lower rates than in previous decades, reports the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

But of these three smoke-free locations, the study found the American workplace to have had the biggest impact on teen smoking reduction.

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Addressing and Preventing Workplace Violence

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on September 8, 2015

The recent shooting death of two journalists by a disturbed coworker has brought workplace violence into the minds of millions, but due to Federal, State, and City laws on hiring discrimination, it can be difficult to make hiring decisions based on a candidate's criminal or mental health record.

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How to Ease the Pain of Rising Health Insurance Rates

Posted by Carah Counts on September 2, 2015

People receiving insurance through employers and through public exchanges are all paying more.

The average family of four will pay $24,600 in 2015 healthcare costs.

But understanding the details of your healthcare policy could end up saving you a lot.

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Working Longer Hours Increases Stroke and Heart Disease

Posted by Wendy White on August 28, 2015

Employees who work the longest hours are also the most likely to suffer heart attack or stroke.

People who work 55 hours per week are 33% more likely to have a stroke and 13% more likely to develop coronary heart disease, compared to those who work standard 40 hour work weeks.

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Bereavement in the Workplace: Employers’ Next Challenge

Posted by Wendy White on August 11, 2015

Grief is a universal hardship, and it's especially difficult to bear in the workplace. It's hard for grieving employees to concentrate.

In fact, the Grief Recovery Institute estimates that grieving workers results in $37.6 Billion annually, due to accident, productivity loss, and poor judgment.

With most surveyed bereaved reporting at least 30 days during which their work was adversely affected by grief, clearly employers must make allowances for grieving workers.

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