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“At the WPS Companies, our mission is to help people protect the things that are most important to them: their health, financial security, and peace of mind. We believe that a company can only do these things effectively when it is totally and unequivocally focused on doing what’s right.” – Michael F. Hamerlik, President and Chief Executive Officer
These words from WPS President and CEO Mike Hamerlik open the 2013 WPS Corporate Citizenship Report. This report explains the many and varied ways in which WPS promotes an ethical workplace culture, fair labor practices, community support, environmental stewardship, and more.
Want to save money, time, and increase your overall wellness? Bring your lunch to work! “Brown bagging” it, even only a few days per week, is the solution to your problems.
Open enrollment for a 2014 health plan ended March 31. Across the country, millions signed up for a new health plan.
It’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Although it’s not an extremely common condition, accounting for 1% of all male cancers, it is most frequently diagnosed in men ages 15 to 35. This is an age group that is notorious for avoiding the doctor’s office.
Here at WPS, we take health insurance and health care pretty seriously. But there are times when you must take a step back, look at serious things at a really slanty angle, and have a laugh. This is one of those times.
I typically stay away from public service-style posts, but this is wellness-related. I recently had a friend killed in an alcohol-related incident. Prior to this, anytime I heard about accidents of this nature in the news, it tended to go in one ear and out the other. As terrible as it sounds, we tend to block these tragedies out unless it hits close to home. Unfortunately, this is often too late.
By now, you should be aware of two important, looming deadlines:
Sitting for long periods of time can be hazardous to your health. It can make you more likely to develop obesity, hypertension, hyperglycemia, and other health issues. It’s not just a concern for people who plant themselves in front of the TV; it also affects anyone who has a sedentary job, such as sitting behind a desk or driving in a vehicle all day.
Today, Your Health Matters features a guest blog from Katie Gaynor, American Red Cross communications director for the Western Wisconsin Region.
As mentioned earlier this week, the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period ends March 31, 2014. As with any new, large-scale program, fraudsters and identity thieves may try to take advantage of consumers who may be unfamiliar with the specifics of the program. Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) published a press release on Tuesday warning of criminals who may be out to make a quick buck.
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