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Health Is On The Way: A Bravo Wellness Podcast

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The Complete Guide to Building a Corporate Wellness Plan

Implementing an effective and impactful wellness program is no small task. Managing the needs of your employees requires an understanding of the factors that influence their personal lives and work performance. When done correctly, wellness programs can not only improve employee health but boost workplace efficiency. Healthier employees have lower claims costs, can better handle stress, problem solve, are more productive and have an increased sense of company morale. They are also more resilient, make better leaders and are more engaged in their work.

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    Everything You Want to Know About Emotional Well-Being Coaching

    Counseling is becoming more mainstream. But what about emotional well-being coaching? What's the difference? We have answers.

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    How to Find a Primary Care Provider

    Discover how to find a primary care provider that’s right for you, when to visit your doctor, and why having a primary care provider is important.

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    The Benefits of Gratitude in Your Life and in the Workplace

    Discover the benefits of practicing gratitude on your personal life and in the workplace.

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    The Ripple Effect of the Pandemic on Mental and Physical Health

    Let's take a look at how the pandemic affected Americans' physical and mental health and how employers can change the trajectory of employee health.

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    The Complete Guide to Building a Corporate Wellness Plan

    If you want to reduce costs and improve employee well-being, here are a few things you should know before beginning your wellness plan.

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    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Employee Wellness

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives are finding their way into companies across the country. Combined with a wellness program, they can take your company to the next level.

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    How Realistic is a Four-Day Workweek?

    As much of the nation's workforce place a higher importance on work-life balance, many are in favor of a four-day workweek - is it the solution?

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    The Pros and Cons of Virtual Care

    What does the shift to more virtual care mean now and for the future of healthcare? Read the benefits of virtual care & how virtual healthcare can benefit your wellness program.

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    Zoom Fatigue: An Effect of Remote Work

    The drastic increase in remote work and videoconferencing has led to much of the working population experiencing zoom fatigue.

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    The Positive Side of Stress

    Stress is often viewed negatively in it's impact on our emotions and productivity. However, stress can help us grow personally and professionally.

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    How the Pandemic Disrupted PTO

    The pandemic has drastically shifted how both employers and employees view paid time off, from its role as an employment benefit to its creative utility.

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    Strategies to Consider for Increasing Vaccination Rate in the Workplace

    As the country moves forward with vaccination, keep up-to-date on the latest news about mandates, incentives, and penalties.

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    Health Is On The Way: Season One Wrap Up

    The Health Is On The Way crew is joined by Bravo's Nicole Grasso and Ashley Kraus to recap the first season of Health Is On The Way.

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    Understanding Pain: The Direct and Indirect Impact of Persistent Pain

    From toothaches to surgeries, pain is elemental to human experience. But chronic pain can be detrimental to our quality of life in more ways than one.

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    Can We Slow Down the Aging Process?

    Functional Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Lara Zakaria joined our podcast to share how diet and lifestyle may be the key to slowing down our internal aging process.

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    What We Know About the Link Between Cancer and Obesity

    Tune into the podcast to hear Dr. Kate Wolin share details of obesity and its relationship to cancer and social determinants of health.

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    Is the Future of Healthcare Virtual?

    In 2020, in-person doctors visits gave way to virtual health care out of necessity. What does this shift mean now and into the future of healthcare?

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    The Social Determinants of Happiness

    There is an entire body of scientific research about community well-being and happiness, so we brought in an expert to fill us in on the latest research.

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    Why Americans With Health Insurance Hesitate To Use It

    Americans with health insurance are delaying care - and it's not just because of COVID. Tune in to learn why and what employers can do about it.

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    The Health Benefits of Downtime, With Dr. Art Markman

    In this episode, we discuss what downtime is and its effects on our mental health, and how we become more effective when we use downtime intentionally.

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    3 Ways to Prioritize and Improve Healthcare Worker Well-Being

    Even superheroes need backup sometimes. Learn why healthcare workers need to be at their best, and what employee benefits can help.

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    Two Pandemics, Not-So-Magic Mushrooms + Health Tips from Dr. Joel Kahn

    Two pandemics? Do mushrooms reduce cancer risk? What is mouth taping and what can it do for my health? Learn more in this episode of Health Is On The Way.

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    Employer Considerations on Workplace Vaccination

    Mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees: can you or should you? Tune in to our latest episode on our podcast, Health Is On The Way, for guidance.

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    Health Is On The Way: A Bravo Wellness Podcast

    Health Is On The Way is a health and wellness-focused podcast for employers, brokers and benefits consultants. Tune in for thought-provoking insights.

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    Bravo Welcomes Anthony Vance, Chief Growth Officer, To Its Growing Team

    Bravo welcomes Anthony Vance as Chief Growth Officer to lead Bravo’s commercial team. Learn more about his background and our growing team.

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    How Better Sleep Improves Employee Health, Safety and Productivity

    Focusing on employee sleep has many health and well-being benefits. Learn how you can educate employees on how to get better sleep with these tips.

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    How To Use Wellness Incentives To Improve Participation and Employee Health

    Do wellness incentives really work? Learn how to pick the best incentive structure for your program based on new research.

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    Connecting the Dots Between Employee Wellness and Workers' Comp Costs

    Are your employee wellness and safety strategies aligned? Discover the link between employee wellness & safety and learn how to reduce workers comp costs.

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    How to Protect At-Risk and On-Site Employees During the Pandemic

    Wondering how to support high-risk employees during the pandemic? Read how you can help protect them and ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work.

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    The Power of Resiliency: A “Personal Best” Interview

    We caught up with John Harris, a wellness industry veteran, about a life-threatening mountain biking injury and how resilience was the key to his recovery.

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    How to Build a Culture of Wellness with Remote Employees

    Want a healthier and more connected culture? Here are 6 activities that can help employees improve their well-being, no matter if they're in-person or not.

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    How to Help Employees Improve Their Resilience in The Workplace

    Resilience is a top skill needed in today’s workplace. Read how you can help your workforce cultivate a resilient mindset & prioritize their well-being. 

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    How to Increase Workplace Wellness Program Participation

    Engagement is vital to the success of any wellness program. Learn how to promote wellness in the workplace & increase employee participation.

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    Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Immune Health

    The science behind a healthier immune system from Dr. Calabrese, Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic.

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    Simple, Healthy Plan-Ahead Lunches That Follow Dietary Guidelines

    Make it easier to eat healthily and stay on track by using The Plate Method, plus our list of food options for lunches that are delicious and nutritious.

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    The Immune Response to COVID-19 and Effective Prevention Measures

    To deploy effective COVID-19 prevention and risk reduction strategies, it's important to learn the immune response to COVID-19. Here's what we know.

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    Tangible Ways Employers Are Supporting Employees During COVID-19

    Read how organizations are going the extra mile to make sure their people and local communities are supported.

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    Ideas to Support Employees During Times of Crisis

    Learn the latest data about stress and mental health in America, the impact of stress on the body, and how to support employees during times of crisis.

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    Workplace Wellness Strategies to Avoid Chronic Disease and COVID-19 Risk

    Age and chronic conditions like obesity, hypertension and diabetes are major COVID-19 vulnerabilities. Here's what we know about avoiding chronic disease.

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    EEOC Employer Guidance For High Risk Individuals Returning to Work

    The EEOC provided much-needed guidance for COVID-19 for employers addressing the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO laws. Here's the gist.

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    EEOC Drafts New Wellness Incentive Rule For Review

    The EEOC drafted a new rule on the level of incentives employers can use to encourage wellness program participation. Here's what we know.

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    Bravo Acquires Chicago-Based PUSH Wellness

    Bravo is proud to welcome PUSH Wellness into the Bravo family. Learn more about our recent acquisition and what it means for our clients and participants.

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    Personal Well-Being

    Why Wait? Support Your Immune Health All Year Round

    There's no better time than to improve your immune health, especially if there's a COVID-19 wave in the fall. Learn how exercise and diet play a huge role.

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    The Cost of Health Risks Within Your Organization

    Learn the real cost of lifestyle-related diseases & discover how you can reduce chronic disease AND COVID-19 risk by through lifestyle improvements.

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    The Importance of Improving Employee Emotional Well-Being

    Learn more about Cleveland Clinic's health coaching options that support participants' emotional health and well-being.

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    The Truth About Antibody Testing for COVID-19: Return to Work Guidance

    Antibody (serological) testing for SARS-CoV-2 is not currently appropriate or advised to assist employers in return to work decision making. Here's why.

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    How to Create a New Exercise Routine You'll Actually Enjoy

    It’s never too late to set a new fitness goal. Here are 5 tips that will make it a little easier to develop an exercise routine that sticks.

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    Wellness Program Adjustments to Consider During a Global Pandemic

    As we try to make the best out of the current situation, we're sharing our recommendations on how you can provide much-needed support to your employees.

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    4 Strategies to Incorporate Healthy Habits Into Your Daily Routine

    Is wellness non-existent in your life? Achieving a happier, healthier lifestyle starts by prioritizing your wellbeing. We’ll help you take the first step.

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    Why The Relationship With A Primary Care Physician Matters

    Having a primary care physician is essential for better health outcomes and lower costs. Learn three strategies to steer employees towards primary care.

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    How Health Risk Assessment Data Will Help You Influence the Health of Generation Z

    With more Baby Boomers retiring, Millennials and Gen Z will gain prominence in the workforce. Here are five ways HRA data can help you meet the needs of a new generation.

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    How to Build a Data-Driven Corporate Wellness Program

    How successful is your wellness program? Is it time to fine-tune its design or build a new one? Learn how data can help you create an effective, personalized wellness experience for every employee.

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    Five Strategies to Help You Set and Achieve Your Wellness Program Goals

    Is your wellness program intentionally constructed? Learn how your wellness program requires focused and data-driven goal setting to achieve objectives.

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    How Spouses Can Help Improve Employee Health and Wellness Program Participation

    Can spouses boost wellness program participation? Read how to engage employees in wellness programs by welcoming spousal & family participation.

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    Participant Story: Other People are Catching On

    When Bravo began administering her company's wellness program, Karin decided to take back control of her life by creating an action plan with her doctor to get healthier. Here's her story.

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    Addressing and Responding to Social Determinants of Health

    Experts at the Population Health Alliance Summit 2019 shared their success stories of addressing and responding to social determinants of health. Here are our top three takeaways.

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    Medical Mutual Enhances Wellness Capabilities with Acquisition of Bravo

    The acquisition is a strategic pairing of Medical Mutual’s established, service-oriented insurance offerings and Bravo’s achievement-based wellness model that helps individuals reduce preventable health risks and employers lower healthcare costs.

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    Wellness App Fatigue: Why Relationships Matter in Long-Term Health Improvement

    Wellness apps will come and go. Personal accountability through coaching, family/spouse and workplace support is much more impactful and dependable.

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    Know the Signs of Burnout in Employees: How to Help Prevent Stress

    Burnout is a widespread occurrence in today’s organizations, but it’s also avoidable. Learn the signs of burnout in employees and how to prevent it.

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    Why EAPs and Wellness Programs Work Better Together

    An effective employee assistance program (EAP) supports employees’ physical and emotional well-being by addressing key personal issues that directly affect physical health and workplace productivity.

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    The Real Reason Employee Wellness Initiatives Fail (Or Succeed)

    When it comes to wellness programs, the devil is always in the details. Learn the most common reasons why they don't always produce their intended results.

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    Participant Story: What Motivated Me to Change

    The motivation for creating a healthier lifestyle can come in a variety of different forms. Sometimes, the motivation comes where you least expect it.

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    ERChealth Continues Impressive Results Anchored in Employee Wellness

    A winning wellness strategy: rewarding companies who reward their employees for managing their risk, creating a healthier risk pool that benefits everyone.

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    How to Choose the Right Interventions to Improve Employee Health

    What are employee wellness interventions? Learn the impact of employee wellness programs & how to choose the right interventions for your workforce.

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    Wellness ROI vs VOI

    When it comes to measuring wellness program performance, it’s important to understand VOI vs. ROI. Learn the difference & why they should both be approached as points on a continuum.

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    Employee Benefits that Pair Best with Workplace Wellness Programs

    When integrating a wellness program, it’s beneficial to know what alternative benefits for employees will pair well & further promote a thriving, healthy culture.

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    Cleveland Clinic and Bravo Collaborate to Offer Wellness Program to Employers Nationwide

    Cleveland Clinic and Bravo Wellness are collaborating to bring resources for employee wellness to employers and health plans nationwide.

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    Leveraging Technology to Enhance (Not Replace) Wellness Coaching

    While other companies focus on AI and chatbots, Cleveland Clinic eCoaching leverages technology to enable human-to-human interaction to empower behavior change.

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    Workers Sue Yale Over Wellness Program

    Employees forced to pick either privacy or penalties, AARP Foundation says. Learn more about the suit and possible implications.

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    Bravo Games 2019: Supporting Others and Building Community

    Bravo Games allows us to take a break from our daily work to connect as an organization and tangibly live out our values. Here's fun a video recap.

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    Evaluating Your Wellness Program: Are You Focusing on the Right Metrics?

    If you have an employee wellness program, evaluating its effectiveness is a must. Learn how to create and measure the right wellness program metrics.

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    How to Stay Healthy at Work: Health and Wellness Ideas to Introduce to Your Workplace

    Looking for tips on how to stay healthy at work? Find easy & effective workplace health and wellness ideas from the wellness experts at Bravo.

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    Aligning Mission Statements & Core Values with a Culture of Wellness

    Your wellness mission needs to support your overarching mission and values. Here’s how to write a company mission & vision statement that includes wellness initiatives.

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    Health & Wellness Program Differentiators: How to Determine What Your Company Really Needs

    Considering an employee wellness program? Here’s how to determine what your company really needs & how to partner with the right corporate wellness company.

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    The Benefits Employees Value Most

    Want employees to participate & be more committed to the organization? Offer these benefits packages to engage the workforce. Plus, find the best HR practices for employee engagement.

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    8 Steps to ROI in Wellness

    Learn how to control rising healthcare costs with a sustainable employee wellness program by downloading our new guide, 8 Steps to ROI in Wellness.

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    The Role of Employee Wellness Programs in Health Care Cost Management

    Healthcare costs are rising. How will you control the cost of your company’s benefits? Learn how wellness programs lower insurance premiums.

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    Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Rewards to Improve Employee Engagement

    It’s common to wonder how to improve employee engagement in your wellness program. Learn how to influence motivation for sustainable, positive behavior change.

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    Employee Wellness Program Q&A with Sam Veeck

    In this video, we're answering several pressing questions from our webinar about culture, engagement and wellness champion networks.

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    5 Essentials That Will Make or Break Your Wellness Initiative

    If your goals include improving the health of your population, increasing intrinsic motivators for healthy behaviors, and creating a culture of wellness, this webinar is for you. Watch it today!

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    Do Wellness Programs Save Companies Money?

    Before you invest, you want to know the ROI for employee wellness programs. Learn how employee wellness programs save money from healthcare to productivity.

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    Helping Employees Deal with Change in the Workplace

    Learn how to help your team cope with change to maintain positive workplace culture and productivity.

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    How to Protect Employees and Promote Health and Well-Being

    Learn what wellness programs present risk, review our best practice program design, and sample before-and-after program and incentive plan designs.

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    Health & Wellness Programs: Beyond Physical Well-Being

    Organizational & corporate mental wellness programs must address physical, mental, social & financial health. When implementing a wellness program at work, start with a worksite wellness program evaluation.

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    Implementing Stress Management Programs to Empower Employees

    Chronic stress can wreak havoc on every facet of your life. Discover why learning stress management skills is beneficial.

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    Understanding the Different Types of Company Culture

    Did you know company culture shapes employee motivation? Learn the different types of organizational culture & discover how your company can create a culture of well-being.

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    Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace

    How can employers reduce stress in the workplace? Learn the effects of stress in the workplace and 5 strategies for managing and reducing workplace stress.

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    How to Define, Create & Promote Company Culture

    So, you want to know how to empower employees? It starts with your culture. Learn how to define, create and promote company culture.

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    How to Stay Fit at Work - Even at a Desk Job

    Looking to get more active at work? Discover five fitness challenge ideas that include desk exercises at work and 10-minute office workouts.

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    Designing Wellness as a Benefits Solution

    Watch this webinar recording to find out how you can walk into your benefits renewal conversation with a plan to decrease costs over the long term.

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    Kaiser 2018 Employer Health Benefits Survey Video Review

    The Kaiser Health Benefits Survey released earlier this month confirms another annual increases for employer-sponsored healthcare premiums and deductibles for employees and their families. Here's a video from Bravo's founder and CEO, Jim Pshock, detailing a summary of the results.

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    What is the Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture?

    Wondering how to improve company culture? Learn how employee engagement and culture are connected & the role wellness plays in overall employee satisfaction.

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    Promoting Healthy Eating in the Workplace: A Guide to Execution

    Learn how promoting a culture of healthy eating can improve workplace productivity and creativity and help to lower healthcare costs.

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    How Bravo Helps Remove the Burden for HR Teams

    A comprehensively designed wellness program can be a burden to execute, without the resources and people to manage it every day. Meet Nicole Grasso, Wellness Strategist at Bravo, and learn how her role helps support our clients' HR and benefits professionals by being an extension of their team.

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    Overcome Industry Challenges to Integrating Wellness in the Workplace

    Forty percent of wellness program effectiveness is attributed to what a company does to create opportunities in the work environment for employees to be well. Here's a guide to show you how to create the supportive culture your wellness program needs to thrive.

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    Guide: How to Build a Wellness Champion Network

    In this guide, you'll find out best practices on how to launch and grow a wellness champion network that supports your culture and helps achieve the goals of your wellness initiatives. Download it today to get started.

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    Update on EEOC Wellness Regulations and Compliant Plan Designs for 2019

    Get the answers you need about the EEOC regulations to build a wellness program that's compliant, impactful and seamlessly built and administered.

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    The History of Wellness Program Regulations

    Let's take a look at how wellness program regulations have evolved to guide your wellness program design for 2019 and beyond.

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    The Cleveland Clinic's Method to Cut Employee Healthcare Costs

    Hear what Cleveland Clinic’s former CEO, Toby Cosgrove has to say about how organizations and their employees are positioned to reap the rewards that come from thoughtfully-designed wellness programs.

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    A Heart Surgeon's Perspective on Wellness Programs

    When much of what you treat is preventable, but not often curable, you wonder if there’s a way to help your patients before you have to operate on them.

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    Work Hard. Play Hard. Bravo Games 2018

    Bravo Games has become an annual tradition that allows us to serve our community and foster a culture of well-being and support. Watch the video to learn what it's all about.

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    Wellness doesn’t work … or does it?

    According to the annual survey from the National Business Group on Health, employers show no sign of backing away from well-being programs and incentives. Here’s a five-minute video clip on our perspective.

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    Bravo’s Internal Wellness Program

    We're asked a lot about Bravo's internal wellness program. Watch the video to learn more about our program design.

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    Two Paths to Wellness Working

    When it comes to wellness solutions, flexibility is key. Take a look at the numbers to see how two very different employers worked with Bravo to customize solutions that resulted in equally impressive success.

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    We Stand For #HealthPromotion4All

    Comprehensive workplace wellness programs have made a significant impact on the health of several million workers, and reduced medical costs and enhanced productivity. Now is the time to think boldly about expanding the focus of health promotion efforts beyond the workplace.

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    Breaking the Rising Benefit Cost Cycle

    Navigating open enrollment and seemingly inevitable healthcare and insurance premium cost increases is challenging. Download the infographic to learn the new benefits playbook that will help control rising costs through improving the health and well-being of employees.

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    Let’s Talk About Why Incentives Matter

    With Bravo, incentive designs are configurable. See the differences in participation and health improvement from a client with two incentives structures.

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    How To Create a Culture of Wellness

    Want to see real results from a wellness program that employees appreciate? Join our upcoming webinar to learn how you can take purposeful action to improve your culture, and benefit from a physically healthy, mentally strong and resilient workforce.

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    5 Reasons to Offer and Incentivize Screenings and HRAs

    Learn the integral role screenings and health risk assessments through a wellness program play in your employees' wellness journey.

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    Cost of Healthcare for Family of Four Rises...Again

    The 2018 Milliman Medical Index was released last week and showed that the cost of healthcare for a family of four has increased again. Watch this video for report details and our perspective on the increase and how it applies to your organization and your employees.

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    The Hidden Cost of Addictive Behaviors

    Many of the costly chronic health issues like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are rooted in addictive behaviors that take more than will-power to change. Do you have the right resources to help your employees break free?

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    Q&A Response from the EEOC Regulations Update Webinar

    Wondering what the vacated EEOC safe harbor means for your wellness program? You're not the only one. Here's a Q&A video to provide clarity.

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    How to Strategically Engage Sub-Populations

    Learn how to build a wellness program that strategically motivates each person in your population to make progress towards personal improvement.

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    6 Common Mistakes in Wellness Programs

    As the return on investment (ROI) of wellness programs continues to be a popular topic of discussion, it is becoming increasingly important to be aware of the common mistakes that employers often make when implementing their solutions. Learn more by downloading our whitepaper.

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    What Does the AARP/EEOC Lawsuit and "Vacating the 30%" Mean For My Wellness Program?

    There are dozens of opinions in the market about what the court decision on the AARP v. EEOC lawsuit means. This whitepaper details the history of the regulations, potential next moves by the EEOC and practical steps employers and health plans may consider.

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    Impact Talent Retention With Stronger Employee Benefits

    Attracting and retaining talent is an issue faced by every business, in every industry. Investing in the well-being of your people could be the answer to retaining your talent and enhancing your recruitment strategy. Here are some quick suggestions.

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    Update on EEOC Regulations Best Practices for Comprehensive Well-Being Programs

    Learn how to create a compliant wellness program that will still reduce health risks, inspire personal improvement, and help you attract and retain talent.

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    People aren't one-size fits all... Why is your wellness program?

    Improving the health and well-being of your employees requires a comprehensive strategy that isn’t one-size-fits-all. Here are some simple reminders to help you gauge and evaluate your plan.

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    The Right Mix of Incentives, Interventions and Cultural Initiatives for Positive Wellness Results

    Learn the evidence behind comprehensive wellness programs so you can stop guessing, and start inspiring and facilitating health improvement and employee well-being.

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    “Workplace Wellness Programs Really Don’t Work”, A Rebuttal

    “Workplace Wellness Programs Really Don’t Work”, A Rebuttal

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    What Does 30% for Wellness Incentives Actually Look Like?

    In this video, Jim Pshock, Founder and CEO of Bravo, outlines what 30% of incentives means for two companies with different benefits plans, and raises a point that some seem to be missing in the conversation regarding the Affordable Care Act's affordability statement.

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    Our Favorite Season is Here! Review of Each Program's ROI!

    Every year, each Bravo client gets an aggregated analysis of their program's performance. Jim Pshock, Bravo Founder & CEO, talks about just why it's our favorite time of the year.

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    AARP / EEOC Lawsuit - Fact, Fiction and Foresight

    On January 30, 2018, Bravo’s Founder & CEO, Jim Pshock and John R. Hickman and Tami Simon, JD. had a great discussion regarding the court decision on the AARP lawsuit of the EEOC, and what it means for employers.

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    Update on EEOC And the Recent Court Ruling

    As indicated in our last update, the EEOC's wellness regulations governing incentives have been challenged in federal court. So what does all this mean for Employers and Health Plans who have launched their 2018 program communications outlining requirements for a discount in 2019?

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    One Senate Hearing On Health Care That You Need Watch

    Here are our top five takeaways from the U.S. Senate committee hearing on how healthy choices can improve health outcomes and reduce costs, and why they’re important to the future of healthcare.

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    DOL v. Macy’s

    DOL v. Macy’s

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    The Debate Continues: Worker Privacy vs. Prevention and Cost-Containment

    These are not black-and-white issues. An employer's benefit plan has to effectively attract and retain talent. But if the benefit plan is so rich that it could cost company profits and threaten the company’s viability, most would agree that it should've done more to control cost.

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    Should Genetic Testing Be Part of Workplace Wellness Programs?

    Bravo’s Take on the Preserving Employee Wellness Program Act, which would allow employers to impose penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing tied to workplace wellness programs.

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    The Human Side Of Corporate Wellness Programs

    Wellness efforts must deliver business value to employers for them to be viable. But let's not forget that a well-designed mix of resources, education and incentives help human beings. It helps people remember the power they have over their well-being, and encourages them to exercise it.

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    Fueling Smart Decisions

    Don’t underestimate the importance of the right data approach in wellness program design and execution. Here are five vital practices that we have learned from almost 10 years of implementing wellness plans.

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    Wellness Incentives and Your Health Plan Renewal

    There are many dials to turn when attempting to balance the value of the benefits you offer with the cost your company can sustain. Is your wellness program a discretionary benefit or a key strategic dial to adjust?

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    How Much Is Poor Health Costing Us?

    You can find countless studies that provide you with different costs and measures. But no matter where you find your statistics, they all confirm that poor health within a population has a significant cost impact for the whole risk pool.

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    What Is the Best Way to Position Wellness Program Incentives?

    Behavioral economics helps us better understand how and why people respond to external prompts such as an incentive. Here are seven principles to consider when designing your incentive strategy.

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    The Importance of Using Data in Your Wellness Program

    Watch this webinar to understand our Claims Analytics product, which allows us to analyze medical and pharmacy claims data with your wellness program’s biometric and incentives data to provide a tailored strategy and actionable steps for improving health risks and high claims within your population.

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    AARP Targets EEOC in Lawsuit Concerning Wellness Programs

    I and many others were surprised to see the ADA and GINA regulations extend the 30 percent maximum to individuals outside of the health plan. Now, the 30 percent isn’t “out of your benefit plan,” it could be “out of your paycheck.”

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    Driving Engagement With A Large Labor Workforce

    Watch our recorded webinar to learn how to: find your cultural markers, determine the values that should be driving success, and design a strategy to market wellness based on the things that matter most to your population.

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    How To Encourage Wellness and Still Keep Your Workforce Productive

    Wellness is a lifestyle choice. It coincides with all aspects of life—not just what happens at work. Research suggests that as your employees’ health begins to improve, their productivity does as well. The CDC supports the claim that healthier employees are generally more productive, too.

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    EEOC Issues Finalized Wellness Rules

    The EEOC has issued its final rules to amend the regulations implementing Title II of GINA, and its final rule to amend Title I of the ADA. As we continue to review these updates, we wanted to immediately make you aware of the key elements.

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    Ensuring the Protection of Employees’ Personal Health Information

    The protection of personal health information (PHI) is the most crucial element in workplace wellness programs. There is another layer equally valuable: the accuracy of data.

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    Participant Testimonial: Bravo Saved My Life

    Participant Testimonial: Bravo Saved My Life

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    How Do I Minimize Compliance Risk in My Wellness Program?

    Have concerns regarding the compliance of your current wellness plan? Read more to learn about what regulations are out there that could potentially impact the development and implementation of your program.

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    Integrating Wellness Into Your Workers’ Compensation Strategies

    On this webinar, learn how co-morbidities affect the cost of your workers’ compensation, and how you can implement a wellness program that diminishes those co-morbidities.

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    A Response to Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations on Employer-Sponsored Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives

    A Response to Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations on Employer-Sponsored Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives

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    BMI: An Imperfect Measure

    There have been several industry articles about the fact that measuring body mass index (BMI) alone fails to capture a true picture of health. A new study released by the Annals of Internal Medicine examines the associations of BMI and body fat percentage (separately and together) with mortality.

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    Should Health Screenings Occur Annually?

    Most often, employers are unable to segment the population into groups that need annual screenings and those that don’t. Here's why, and what you can do about it.

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    EEOC VS. Flambeau, Inc: What You Need to Know

    While it was the Honeywell case that gleaned most of the attention and caused a stir given its clear compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this particular case, EEOC v. Flambeau Inc., was viewed by many as significant because it highlighted a noteworthy gray area.

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    11 Things You Need to Know About the Proposed Amendments to GINA

    We’ve been anticipating proposed amendments to GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008) for some time now. They were released Thursday October 29, 2015 and there is a 60 day period for public comment. Here's what you need to know.

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    Are Screenings Worth the Investment?

    A recent article from Kaiser Health News nicely summarized one of the key debates in corporate wellness programs–do the benefits of annual workplace wellness screenings outweigh the risks? What are the benefits? What are the risks? Read more to find out.

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    Cost-Shifting or Aligning Interests?

    "I suppose the world will always have “schemers” but when it comes to wellness programs and incentive designs, I’ve yet to meet anyone who set out on a mission to disguise a cost-shift as a wellness i

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    EEOC Proposed Rule to Amend the ADA for Wellness Programs

    [WEBINAR] EEOC PROPOSED RULE TO AMEND THE ADA FOR WELLNESS PROGRAMS

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    EEOC Issues Positive Proposal for Wellness Programs

    Although a few questions and inconsistencies with the ACA HIPAA regulations remain, this is a clear sign to employers that the EEOC supports their efforts to control costs and improve the lives of workers and their families.

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    Jim Pshock Featured in Michael Rucker's Thought Leader Interview on Workplace Wellness

    Addressing tough questions like “Where does the responsibility of the company end and the responsibility of the employee start?” and “What are the key elements that contribute to the success of a wellness program?” this interview speaks to some of the uncertainty surrounding workplace wellness.

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    Defining Success in Wellness

    “Wellness” is a term that means different things to different people, and that “program success” is equally ambiguous. A key part of measuring success is understanding how the stakeholders who made the decision to invest in a wellness program define victory.

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    Wellness Solutions Receive Praise

    Several Bravo clients and partners were named 2014 IHC Superstars, which recognize them for executing innovative health and benefit management programs.

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    Is ACA Compliance Enough?

    Have you thought about exposure to EEOC, ADA and other regulations? Read more to learn about wellness program compliance.

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    Bravo Named No. 3 on Crain's Fast 50

    Bravo was honored to be a part of the inaugural Crain’s Fast 50 awards reception. The Crain's Cleveland Business Fast 50 was designed to recognize Northeast Ohio's fastest-growing companies, and Bravo was right near the top of the list.

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    What You Need to Know: EEOC Cases Against Orion Energy Systems, Flambeau and Honeywell

    Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed three lawsuits against employer wellness programs at Orion Energy Systems, Flambeau, Inc., and Honeywell International, Inc. Here's what you need to know.

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    EEOC Lawsuit: What Went Wrong

    The EEOC is alleging that Orion Energy violated the ADA by firing an employee who declined to participate in their workplace wellness program. This marks the first ADA challenge to such a program. According to the EEOC, here's what went wrong with the company wellness program.

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    What Do the Regulations Really Say About Affordability?

    We encounter employers who aren't the least bit concerned about the affordability calculation and others who have been convinced that it's the end of civilization as they know it. Here are the facts.

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    Bravo Secures $22 Million Investment

    Bravo receives a $22 million Series A minority investment from ABS Capital Partners, a leading investor in later-stage growth companies. Bravo Wellness will use the proceeds to expand its sales and marketing efforts and to continue to innovate and expand its solutions.

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    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Employee Benefits

    A summary of ways employers can address the daunting reform mandates, including industry statistics, best practices and private exchanges.

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    Survey: Outcomes-Based Incentives Continues to Grow

    2014 annual employer survey shows many employers are turning to outcomes-based incentives to help combat increases in healthcare costs.

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    EEOC to Clarify Impact of Wellness Programs

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) spring Regulatory Agenda indicated that the EEOC intends to issue two proposed rules in the coming months. Here is what we know and how you can avoid having to make a change.

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