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Wellness Wednesday: get to know your Kapnick health coaches

Posted by Alyssa Muniz, Wellness Coordinator on Feb 1, 2017 3:56:51 PM

Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays! The team of dedicated wellness coordinators here at Kapnick Insurance Group will be bringing you health and wellbeing related content each Wednesday in an effort to help you lead a healthier and happier life! Expect everything from exercise suggestions, to recipes, to profiles of what we do to stay fit and active. Today, get to know the health coaches that will be with you every step of the way in achieving your goals. 

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Topics: Kapnick strive, Corporate Wellness, Wellness Program

wellness in the workplace - is your program working?

Posted by Kapnick Insurance Group on Jan 28, 2016 3:16:00 PM

We recently featured this ad in Crain's Detroit Business.

The ad talks about how KAPNICK strive® was developed to change the wellness marketplace in the belief that improving employee health and accountability are the ideal paths to reduce your group’s health and workers’ compensation costs.

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Volunteering – Should it be included as a part of your worksite wellness program?

Posted by Sarah Szul on Dec 15, 2015 4:00:00 PM

In the past couple of years, the worksite wellness industry has talked a lot about having the right “culture”. A positive wellness culture in the workplace contributes to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of workers. It takes an integrated approach to wellbeing that includes not only our physical health, but our emotional health, our sense of purpose, our connections to our community and our overall quality of life.

One area to consider when expanding your wellness offerings is volunteering. One aspect of wellbeing is that tends to be overlooked is community wellbeing – engagement and involvement in one’s community. More and more employers are realizing that volunteering can help a person’s overall wellbeing. According to a UnitedHealth Group study, 76% of people who volunteered in the last 12 months say volunteering has made them feel healthier, and 94% say that it improves their mood. Companies are giving their employees opportunities to give back to their communities through any number of initiatives and they are reaping the benefits of happier, healthier workers.

Volunteering stands out as an activity that has all the right stuff.   We’ve known for a long time that the hours and resources that individuals contribute through volunteer efforts make our communities better places. What this research from the UnitedHealth Group affirms is that there is a lot more: volunteering makes people feel better. Individuals who volunteer tend to be more active and engaged in their communities and in their health. Additionally, employers can play a significant role in allowing volunteering (see “Time Off for Volunteering”), and enjoy real benefits as a result.

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Engaging Manufacturing Employees in Worksite Wellness

Posted by Sarah Szul on Nov 6, 2015 4:04:11 PM

According to an Aon Hewitt study, 79% of consumers view making smart choices every day as the number one factor that leads to good health. At the same time, 85% of consumers also say obstacles such as lack of time and affordability often get in the way of them making smart choices. As a provider of worksite wellness programs, we often hear these same obstacles from our participants.

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Worksite Wellness – It’s Time to Kick Things Into Gear

Posted by Sarah Szul on Oct 30, 2015 12:30:40 PM

Your organization has been tossing around the idea of implementing an employee wellness program for months….or possibly even years.   We are well aware that Americans spend a lot of time at work—more than the hours they devote to sleep, leisure or sports.   It’s no wonder then that so many of workers suffer from chronic diseases - health and wellness usually take a back seat to earning a living. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 117 million people in the U.S. had one or more chronic health conditions as of 2012 (“Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 9, 2014).

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Worksite Wellness - Make It Personal

Posted by Sarah Szul on Jul 16, 2015 11:59:18 AM

When looking for a solution for any type of initiative, I can’t imagine an organization wanting a “one-size-fits-all” strategy.  Every organization is different….with unique goals and objectives.  In worksite wellness, we need to keep that in mind when it comes to participants.

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Kapnick's Wellness Program Creating Quite the BUZZZ!

Posted by Sarah Szul on Jun 5, 2015 12:26:00 PM


Most of you have heard of corporate wellness in the workplace - well the Kapnick wellness program Kapnick strive® has created quite a buzz - in fact there is an article about Kapnick strive® for upcoming Crain's Detroit Magazine article concerning Michigan's healthiest employers. We also have been getting some great testimonials - below are two testimonials from our clients that utilize the program at their business.
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Workplace Wellness - Why Kapnick created strive®

Posted by Sarah Szul on May 27, 2015 1:35:21 PM

Kapnick Insurance Group has been offering wellness services to our clients for the past 8 years. However, our traditional wellness services were not enough for our clients to see an impact on their organization. We realized we needed a different approach. Our wellness team spent months creating a strategy that would inspire employee’s to be accountable for their own health. This strategy is what we call Kapnick strive®.

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Workplace Wellness Blog – The Link between Obesity and Occupation

Posted by Sarah Szul on Apr 28, 2015 1:20:00 PM

"Employers can improve the overall health of their employees by implementing interventions that focus on improving the behaviors linked to obesity"

For those of us in the workplace wellness industry, it doesn't come as a surprise to learn that obesity and occupation are related. In working with construction companies and law firms and everything in between, we have learned that different populations have different health issues.

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Topics: Kapnick strive, Corporate Wellness

Worksite Wellness: Looking beyond healthcare costs

Posted by Sarah Szul on Apr 14, 2015 2:00:00 PM

In the past few years, interest in the business value of worksite wellness has grown substantially with the hope of seeing lower healthcare costs. However, there is more to evaluate than just looking at healthcare costs. If an employer accepts that a healthier workforce is likely to be more productive, then improved productivity with the potential for greater business profitability is a reasonable expectation.

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