Healthy employees mean a healthy bottom line
The landscape of population health management, or “employee wellness,” is constantly changing. Staying on top of the latest case studies, legislative changes, and success factors can be a full-time job. At Brown, we assign every client a dedicated wellness consultant to ensure that all of our clients stay educated and informed with regard to the latest and greatest in the wellness space. No matter where the client is on the wellness readiness spectrum, we can help steer them along the path to better health.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that anyone can do for their health, regardless of age, shape or size. Moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking, is generally safe for most people and is easy to adapt to the workplace and fit into a busy schedule. In conjunction with a healthy diet, physical activity can help control weight and reduce the risk of a range of health issues including heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
Regular moderate-intensity aerobic activity helps to strengthen bones, slowing the loss of bone density that comes with age and helping to alleviate the stress of arthritis and other bone disease. It also helps build strong, healthy muscles, which is beneficial regardless of age. Physical activity helps not only the body but the mind, keeping thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as a person ages. And most importantly, it increases the chances of living longer and healthier lives.
A good night’s rest is vital to a productive day, but 70 million people in the United States have a sleep-related problem and one-quarter of American adults say that sleep problems have some impact on their daily lives. Diet is important for controlling weight, but it also impacts how well you sleep. Managing diet by eating early, limiting caffeine and alcohol, and avoiding certain foods late at night can help avoid restless nights.
Implementing and expanding employer wellness programs not only help improve employee health, but also help control health care spending. The Affordable Care Act creates new incentives and builds on existing wellness program policies to promote employer wellness programs and encourage opportunities to support healthier workplaces.
Find out how the Affordable Care Act affects your business.
Navigating health care reform is complex, but with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act laws and employer requirements are changing faster than ever before. Court interpretations and legislative extensions are constantly changing employer requirements and the Cadillac Tax has the potential to cripple an organization. It’s more important than ever to have a strategy in place to ensure that you not only meet all legislative requirements but that you’re evaluating and adapting your overall benefit strategy to be prepared for the perfect storm looming on the horizon.
We are fluent in health care laws so you don't have to be.
Both Public and Private Sector employers turn to Brown to ensure they are in compliance with all state and national health care compliance laws. Brown is fluent in all health care regulations so our clients don’t have to be. From filing Form 5500’s on behalf of our clients to working with a San Francisco based law firms specializing in Taft-Hartley and single employer Benefit Trusts, Brown ensures all IRS and ERISA compliance, reporting requirements and plan documents are up to date. We provide our clients with proactive regulatory and compliance alerts whenever there is a newly passed piece of legislation or an important interpretation to existing legislation.
We're here to help
We have created a list of useful links and form downloads to help better serve you. If you have any questions or need additional guidance please let us know.
One of the largest healthcare providers in California.
For more than 60 years, Kaiser Permanente has provided quality health care to the region.
Delta Dental has offered quality, value-based dental benefits coverage for more than 50 years.
MESVision (Medical Eye Services) takes pride in providing brilliant vision care to the employee benefits community since 1976.
VSP® Vision Care Helping people see. The only national not-for-profit vision care company in California.