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Marathon Health Blog

Health Insurance Alone Does Not Ensure Health

There’s a difference between sick care and healthcare. You provide your workforce with a health benefit plan to take care of them when they are sick, but how do you ensure they get or stay healthy?

Take Employee Benefits to the Next Level

Onsite healthcare bridges the gaps in standard benefit plans

Meet Evelia. Like many people, she avoided the doctor’s office, and her health, for years. Fortunately, healthcare became affordable and accessible when Evelia’s employer opened an onsite health center. “I had no more excuses and finally made an appointment.” Despite feeling healthy, Evelia’s routine wellness exam revealed a lump in her breast – she had cancer. By partnering with an onsite health center, Evelia’s employer was positioned to provide health and wellness benefits that supported her as she overcame her hurdles to health.

The Impact of Working Too Much

It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts. 

What You Need to Know About Standing Desk Ergonomics

Standing desk ergonomics have gained popularity lately, with both employees and health professionals touting the many benefits of getting out of your chair. Are standing desks the miracle that their supporters think they are, or just another fad? In this article, we’ll look at both the pros and cons of sitting and standing desks, as well as a third option that might combine the best of both worlds.

The Benefits of Cultivating a Healthy Workforce and Workplace

Creating a benefits package that promotes a positive culture in the workplace has become an increased priority among many organizations. As a result, more employers are finding greater employee satisfaction and retention.

How Investing in Employees Can Scale Your Business

When faced with a mandate to grow their business, many CEOs will first look at ways to increase revenue by cutting costs, and health benefits are often a casualty.

Though it might appear to be a prudent decision, in actuality cutting health benefits will hurt an employer’s bottom line in the long run. The best way to grow a business is establishing programs that help employees develop and achieve their optimal health, which will in turn help retain top talent and pay dividends for years to come. 

Do Employees Prefer an Onsite Clinic as a Health Benefit Package?

In previous blog posts, we’ve explored the numerous benefits that employers receive from implementing onsite or near-site health and wellness clinics--but what do their employees feel about them?

Long-Term Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs

It can seem like there are more than a few dots to connect when considering how wellness programs actually increase a businesses’ bottom line. An employee who is spending time tracking diet or exercise, taking the stairs more, or paying closer attention to his blood pressure doesn’t seem to translate directly to specific dollars in the bank. However, focusing on total population health for employees does keep people healthier, which increases productivity, raises employee satisfaction, and reduces healthcare costs.

Is It Time To Take Another Look at Employee Health Benefits?

With the cost of traditional healthcare plans on the rise, HR leaders and benefits buyers are re-evaluating their employee health benefit options, with many employers moving to defined contribution plans. Like any benefit change, moving to a new plan can be daunting, but with proper research and communication the transition can be made with little difficulty and can benefit both employers and employees.