May 25, 2015

Mike Kasecamp: The New Wellness Initiative: Financial Wellness

Many employers today are already offering wellness programs. We are all familiar with them — if you meet certain criteria during the year, it typically results in discounts to your insurance premiums and it gives employees a better understanding of their current health situation. Most of these programs show great results and ROI for the groups that are dedicated to the programs and encourage their employees to participate. It is just like anything in life really, you get out of it what you put into it. Continue reading »

Apr 26, 2015

Janet McNichol: Defining What it Means to be an Engaged Healthcare Consumer

In the health and wellness arena, everyone is talking about engaging consumers, but are we clear about what we’re asking people to do? As far as I am aware, no one has defined what specific behaviors an engaged healthcare consumer demonstrates. I’d like to create a definition that outlines how an engaged consumer behaves. I plan to share it with our staff to clearly communicate what we are asking them to do.
Apr 16, 2015

Introducing the New!

Over the past year, iWorkwell has been working incredibly hard to update and revise its website. After much hard work, we are absolutely delighted to present this updated website to you. We welcome you to come and visit the new!

Feb 18, 2015

Janet McNichol: Six Simple Steps to Meaningful Goal Setting


It’s that time of year again — time to set our goals for 2015. Too often the process of setting and evaluating goals becomes transactional. When the big picture is lost, we rarely accomplish something that makes us proud. We’ve developed this simple process to help us anticipate the needs of our organization and develop meaningful team and individual goals. Continue reading »

Jan 4, 2015

Zack Pace: 17 Key Benefit Questions

My colleague Joe Ellis and I recently led an educational webinar for Lorman: Getting the Most for Your Money – Auditing your Employee Benefits Plan. Afterwards, Lorman kindly designated us “Distinguished Faculty” and endorsed us with this badge:

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Nov 29, 2014

Janet McNichol: The Crossroads Conversation

Imagine that you’re a supervisor and you’re heading down the path to letting someone go. You’ve observed the individual’s work, provided feedback, coached, counseled and put a performance improvement plan in place. The individual still has time to complete the plan, but the outcome is clear. Unless something miraculous happens, the person will fail. You’re repeatedly explaining to the individual while their work doesn’t meet expectations. It’s difficult, unpleasant and you hate spending your time this way. Continue reading »


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