Jun 20, 2015

Janet McNichol: Does Your Organization Have a Glide Path to the Cadillac Tax?

What’s the Cadillac Tax?
The ACA expanded health coverage to millions. The Cadillac Tax helps to cover the cost of the expansion by taxing employers that provide “high-cost” health coverage to their employees. AKA — Excise Tax.
What’s a Glide Path? Continue reading »
Jun 4, 2015

Janet McNichol: Five Big Ideas from the World Health Care Congress #WHCC15

I had the good fortune to attend the World Health CareCongress. The event pulls together some of the most respected leaders in healthcare and shares the issues of the day from diverse perspectives. I walked away with pages and pages of tweets and notes. Way too much to summarize session by session. I decided to let it sit for a while and then come back to it and share the ideas I continue to think about.
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 iWorkwell.com!

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 iWorkwell.com!

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 »


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