American Heart Association Recognizes USI for Workplace Health Achievement

The results of the American Heart Association’s 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced this summer, and USI achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Companies recognized at the Gold level are among those that obtained the highest Index scores in 2018. Out of the…

Opioid Addiction in the Workplace: How to Help Employees

Opioid addiction is on the rise and is affecting the workplace. The National Safety Council reported that nearly 70 percent of the employers they surveyed said prescription drug abuse has negatively impacted their companies. Businesses affected run the gamut. A national survey by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that the…

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  …

Voluntary Benefits: The Upside of Giving Employees a Choice

Many employers rely on a robust benefit package to attract and retain employees. The challenge is determining which benefits will appeal to a diverse employee base. The best solution for many employers is customization. A benefits package that goes beyond the usual medical, dental and vision insurance can include a selection of voluntary benefits. According…

Asthma and Allergies: How Companies Can Breathe Easier

About one in four Americans suffers from asthma today. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates the annual cost of asthma at about $56 billion. Direct costs, such as hospital stays, accounted for nearly $50.1 billion, while indirect costs, such as lost pay, accounted for $5.9 billion. According to a CDC study, asthma has…