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2020 BizVoice Highlights

BizVoice is the state's leading statewide general business magazine and is the signature publication of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Throughout 2020, BizVoice magazine features a yearlong series on workplace wellness and mental health. Throughout 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery and BizVoice combined to produce a yearlong series. You [...]

May 19th, 2020|

COVID-19 Employer Updates

The Wellness Council’s top priority is the safety of its employees, members, investors and other partners/guests. While there is a large volume of information being circulated about the coronavirus pandemic from a wide variety of sources, we encourage you to utilize the information below in helping make the decisions [...]

May 18th, 2020|

Learning Module: Making Virtual Work ‘Work’

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) new learning module, Making Virtual Work Work, addresses common best practices for working remotely. "With the COVID-19 epidemic, the need to work virtually has intensified. This NACDD learning module addresses common best practices for working remotely if that option is available [...]

March 24th, 2020|

New study highlights barriers to opioid treatment medication

"A new report commissioned by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation in Indianapolis says many barriers remain to access medication to treat opioid use disorder in the city. The foundation says while Indianapolis does have the availability for such treatment, as well as related services such as counseling, accessing those [...]

March 6th, 2020|

The Wellness Council Welcomes Erin Klaus-Morse!

Erin Klaus-Morse joined the Wellness Council of Indiana in November 2019 as Project Coordinator. Prior to joining the Wellness Council, Erin was the Impact & Grants Manager for Indiana United Ways, and also has experience working with refugee populations, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At the Wellness [...]

December 3rd, 2019|

Gallup Article: What Engaged Employees Do Differently

Most employees are not engaged — only 15% worldwide and just 34% in the U.S. are engaged, Gallup research shows. To figure out what’s gone wrong with their engagement, leaders should study the behaviors of their highly engaged employees: What are they doing that the others are not? [...]

November 14th, 2019|

The Wellness Council of Indiana Welcomes Ashley O’Rourke!

We welcome Ashley O’Rourke as the new director for community and employer engagement! Ashley O’Rourke joined the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in October 2019 as Director of Community and Employer Engagement for the Wellness Council of Indiana.  Prior to joining the Wellness Council, Ashley was the Program Manager for [...]

October 31st, 2019|

Health Literacy Key Factor in Patient Financial Experience

[Read full story] Experts tout price transparency as the solution to patient financial experience woes, but health literacy must play a key role. By Sara Heath August 06, 2019 – The healthcare industry is falling short of creating positive patient financial experiences, and until medical billing offices can address patient [...]

October 21st, 2019|

Reducing Wasteful Spending in Employers’ Pharmacy Benefit Plans

Originally posted by The Commonwealth Fund in August 2019 by Lauren Vela Issue: Large self-insured employers and other health care plan sponsors are concerned about rising prescription drug costs. Formularies developed on their behalf by intermediaries like pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and health plans can ensure drug safety and support [...]

October 7th, 2019|

More to Do in Battle Against Opioids

The burning question – for employers and employees: Where do I go for help? In early 2018, the Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI) and the Indiana Chamber – in partnership with Gov. Holcomb – launched the Indiana Workforce recovery (IWR) initiative. The goal is to help employers understand how [...]

October 4th, 2019|

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