Returning to work post-baby poses more problems than a newbie mother might anticipate, especially if she chooses to continue breastfeeding. Here are some tips to help pumping at work not be such a dump.
Companies have increasingly embraced wellness programs, with the idea of keeping (or getting) employees healthy and lowering medical expenses in the process. But, surprisingly to some, research is showing these wellness programs are having little effect.
Imagine going into a local health care center with a simple cold and walking out with a bill totaling $500 or more? For millions of Americans without adequate insurance, this is a reality. The stagnant economy has forced many companies into only hiring part timers, which reduces the costs of benefits and overtime. This has created an entire working population of underemployed with no access to affordable health insurance.
Employers have long known that corporate wellness and employee recognition programs work, but how well they support business objectives has been previously unknown. That is until a recent study was released that provides valuable insight into the connection between employee wellness and recognition programs.
A big part of the president's healthcare reform plan is to extend coverage to those who need it most – the old, the poor and the young. To make it affordable, the program relies on young, presumably healthy, adults to opt in. If they don't, they pay a fine. But what if they opt to get penalized instead of sign on up? What would that do to the Affordable Care Act?