Corporate en United Healthcare, Qualcomm Launch Wellness Program Linking Financial Incentives with Wearable Devices <div class="node-body article-body">The collaboration between UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm will seek to develop and deliver connected health solutions to employees and consumers across the United States.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Wellness Manufacturers Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:30:00 +0000 50961 at <p>The wearable devices available through UnitedHealthcare Motion have an option for users to wear around their wrist or attached to a garment of clothing. (Photo courtesy&nbsp;UnitedHealthcare.)</p> Corporate Fitness Works Receives Awards, Names Allison Flatley to New Role <div class="node-body article-body">Corporate Fitness Works, St. Petersburg, Florida, recently received several honors and announced it has moved COO Allison Flatley into the role of chief strategy officer.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate For-profits Sat, 09 Jan 2016 19:42:00 +0000 47461 at <p>Fitness management and consulting company&nbsp;Corporate Fitness Works recently received three honors from the Tampa Bay Business Journal related to its growth. (Photo courtesy Corporate Fitness Works.)</p> Fitness Groups Ask for PHIT Act Support after Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate for First Time <div class="node-body article-body">The PHIT Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week, and fitness industry groups are asking people in the fitness industry to urge their senators to pass the bill.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate For-profits Medical Nonprofits Universities Wed, 04 Nov 2015 01:02:00 +0000 45621 at <p>If the PHIT Act is passed by both the House and Senate, it would make health club memberships&nbsp;reimbursable using pre-tax dollars in health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> EEOC Rule Would Give Guidance on Employer Wellness Programs <div class="node-body article-body">The EEOC guidance would provide more clarity as to how an employer’s group health plan can comply with the ADA consistent with provisions governing wellness programs in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate News Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:36:00 +0000 39891 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">The&nbsp;</span><span data-scayt-word="EEOC" style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">EEOC</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;will evaluate the comments it receives, make revisions and then vote on the final rule.&nbsp;</span><em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> PAC Report: American Physical Inactivity Reaches Six-Year High, Club Memberships Increase <div class="field-byline"> Eric Stromgren, content producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The PAC report showed physical inactivity has reached a six-year high while health club memberships across the country have grown during nearly the same period.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Studies Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:08:00 +0000 39691 at <p>Even though inactivity levels are at an all-time high,&nbsp;more than 63 million Americans used a health club in 2014, which is&nbsp;a 2.3 percent increase over the previous year, according to a report from the Physical Activity Council. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.&nbsp;</em></p> Rising Health-Care Costs Fuel Demand for Corporate Wellness Services <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, contributing news writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More business owners are investing in corporate wellness, a market that continues to show strong growth, according to a recent report. Over the next five years, corporate wellness industry revenue is forecast to grow by 8.4 percent annually.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate For-profits Studies Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 38921 at EXOS, Formerly Athletes' Performance, Acquires MediFit <div class="node-body article-body">MediFit Corporate Services, a Florham Park, NJ-based wellness, fitness consulting and management company, has been acquired by Phoenix-based EXOS, formerly known as Athletes' Performance. Terms were not disclosed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate For-profits Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 35171 at Apple Reportedly Building $74 Million Fitness Center <div class="node-body article-body">Apple Inc. is building a $74 million, 100,000-square-foot fitness center at its new headquarters in Cupertino, CA, according to reports. Few, if any, details about what will be included in the fitness center are known.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Freemium Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:31:00 +0000 34881 at <p>Apple CEO Tim Cook announces fitness apps for the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 9 in Cupertino, CA. According to reports, Apple will be holding product announcements in 2016 in a new theater on its new campus, which is expected to include a $74 million fitness center. <em>Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.</em></p> Companies Should Report Their Employee Health Metrics, Report States <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Companies report their financial earnings and a growing number of them report their sustainability efforts, so why shouldn&#39;t they report their employee health metrics? That is the recommendation of a new report from the <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Vitality Institute</strong></a>, an organization based in New York but funded by Discovery Limited, a South African health insurance company.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Studies Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:11:00 +0000 30111 at InterContinental Hotels Group Opens First Fitness and Wellness Hotel Brand <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Atlanta, has opened its first EVEN Hotel, the company&#39;s lifestyle hotel brand with a focus on fitness and wellness. The new EVEN Hotel is in Norwalk, CT.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate News Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:35:00 +0000 30101 at <p>Each guest room at EVEN Hotel has equipment and space for guests to exercise in the room if they choose to not use the fitness studio and its yoga and group cycle rooms. <em>Photo courtesy of EVEN Hotel.</em></p>