USI Northeast Client Hunterdon Medical Center Recognized for Workplace Wellness

USI Northeast is proud to recognize Hunterdon Medical Center on recently winning the Healthcare Heroes Award for Workplace Wellness from NJ Biz! Hunterdon Medical Center is an acute-care hospital located in Flemington, N.J. USI Insurance Services has been managing the employee benefits program, including medical and population health management (PHM), for the past few years.…

Pharmacogenomics: Better Health and Cost Savings

Drugs are formulated for normal physiology. Physicians with knowledge of a person’s unique genetic makeup can better determine which drugs will be most effective. Anyone who has watched a commercial for a prescription medication expects to hear a disclaimer warning of potential health hazards. Possible side effects — depending on the medication — can range…

Lessons Learned from the 2017-2018 Flu Season

A particularly virulent influenza strain, H3N2, was responsible for a record number of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths this winter. U.S. health officials say that flu-related hospitalizations were the highest they’ve been in 10 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there were almost 82 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population, breaking records…

USI Receives American Heart Association Silver Workplace Health Achievement

The USI national wellness program has been awarded the Silver Workplace Health Achievement by the American Heart Association. In addition to an assessment of a company’s overall workplace health, the achievement is based on an index that scores companies on seven organizational best practices: Leadership Engagement Programs Policies and environment Partnerships Communications Reporting outcomes  …

The Benefits of Wellness Programs

Nearly two-thirds of workers who go to the gym for fitness and weight-loss classes say their employer-sponsored wellness programs helped them reduce healthcare costs. A survey by HealthMine, a Dallas-based healthcare technology company, found 62 percent of 750 wellness plan participants agreed the programs helped them reduce healthcare costs, while 38 percent said the programs…