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SilverStone Group is serious about Associate wellness. So serious, in fact, that we have an entire volunteer committee that develops and executes programs to support Associate well-being – all backed by our executive leadership team. Our Wellness Activities Group (WAG) is excited to announce our partnership with Virgin Pulse (VP) beginning in 2019. VP is a total employee well-being solution that drives sustainable, long-term behavior change, strengthens workforce cultures and increases productivity.

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‘Tis the season for giving thanks. Every year for Thanksgiving, millions of Americans gather around their family tables to feast and give thanks. It’s a beautiful tradition, but it shouldn’t just be seasonal.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) recently awarded its 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index winners and SilverStone Group received Silver-level recognition for implementing quality workplace health programs and fostering a health-minded culture.

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Company culture and employer branding go hand in hand. But which is which? Are they the same? Company culture can be defined as the shared beliefs, values and practices of an organization. Employer brand is how a company is perceived as an employer and what value it provides to attract and retain employees.

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We won! SilverStone Group was recognized as one of America’s healthiest companies by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) with the esteemed Platinum Award. WELCOA is among the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces.

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Wellness programs are subject to a variety of complex and often ambiguous federal rules and regulations that make wellness program administration a challenge for even the most astute employers.

Two recent lawsuits highlight the regulatory complexity surrounding wellness programs: AARP versus EEOC and Acosta versus Macy’s. Employers who sponsor wellness programs (or who are thinking about implementing a wellness program) and wellness program administrators should take note of these lawsuits. The AARP lawsuit could impact the future design of wellness programs that offer incentives. The Macy’s lawsuit underscores the need to pay close attention to the wellness program requirements.

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The Affordable Care Act aside, one of the hottest topics for employers has been work-site wellness. We spend a good deal of time with our clients and prospects discussing the various kinds of wellness approaches available to their employees.

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