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Health Advocate - Meet a Vendor


On February 9, 2018, Shortlister invited Jeff Skelton and Stacey Anger with Health Advocate to introduce their two new wellness product “bundles”: Well-being Select and Well-being 360.

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Is Sitting The New Smoking? Walk To A Healthier More Creative Life


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Is sitting the new smoking?  You may have heard this question over the past year.  There is no doubt science is starting to show that sitting is really bad for us, and our lives are becoming more and more sedentary.  

In a recent article by Susan Scutti entitled “Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise” she references a study that tracked not only how active the participants were, but also how frequently they were getting up and moving.  The results?  Long uninterrupted periods of sitting are really bad for us.

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Women, Money and Stress: Helping women overcome financial stress in the workforce can pay dividends for all


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Women in the workforce are making great strides. But when it comes to their financial (and overall) stress, finding a way to reduce it could pay big benefits for their employers.  

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New Ocean Health - Meet a Vendor


On January 26th, 2018 Shortlister invited the New Ocean Health Solutions team to present their new app, The Voyage®.  What we found interesting was the clean user experience (UX) of this app and New Ocean’s ability to disrupt the marketplace by offering such an aggressively priced industry-best platform. 

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The New Role of Wellness Coaching


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Wellness coaching isn’t “new” within the world of organizational wellness programming. It’s been a piece of the puzzle since the beginning. However, the past 3 years - and especially the past 12 months - have brought rapid and notable changes to this historically key element for both wellness providers and organizations utilizing coaching as part of their strategy.  Let’s look at some of the highlights…

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AARP vs EEOC: On the Contrary, It Is Almost Time to Panic

NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Recently Shortlister published an interpretation of the AARP vs EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) decision, by Barbara Zabawa. We won’t recap the decision here. You can simply refer to her article for a refresher. This article instead proposes a largely different interpretation.

By way of background, I consider Attorney Zabawa to be the leading authority on wellness law. In addition to having very favorably reviewed her book on wellness law myself, my company obtained a validation from Attorney Zabawa to support our claim that our health risk assessment (HRA) satisfied the requirements of an HRA without the need for collecting personal health information.

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Wellness Incentives Are Not Dead Yet:  Potential Outcomes from the AARP v. EEOC Order

NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

On December 20, 2017, the district court in the AARP v. EEOC case ordered the EEOC to go back to rewrite its wellness incentive rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  Those rules, released in May 2016, allow employers to impose incentives of up to 30% of the total cost of self-only coverage to encourage employees to participate in health risk assessments, and spouses to participate in biometric screens and health risk assessments. 

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Quizzify - Meet a Vendor

Shortlister’s December 8th “Meet a Vendor” series ended 2017 with a bang by hosting Al Lewis, Co-Founder and CEO of Quizzify, a learning platform that provides employees with the knowledge they need to make wiser and healthier decisions.

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Wellness Coaches - Meet a Vendor

On November 17th, 2017 Shortlister invited Gene McGuire, the Founder and Managing Partner of Wellness Coaches, to present their new Technology Suite, which will further enhance their proprietary, on-site health coaching model.

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Health Advocate - Meet a Vendor

On July 28, 2017 Shortlister invited Stacey Anger and Jeff Skelton, Product Specialists for Wellness and Biometrics with Health Advocate, to introduce the newly launched Engagement Platform and talk about their expanded and integrated well-being services. 

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