Joe McErlane

Joe McErlane is the founder and CEO of NeoPath, where he has worked to improve employee health for companies looking to control the spiraling cost of employee medical plans since 2007. Prior to NeoPath, Joe was a senior sales representative for the ancillary benefits division of OptumHealth. In that role he gained a significant understanding of the issues faced by employers in providing affordable benefits plans that align with company goals. It was there that he saw an opportunity to develop a model that responds and adapts to these ever-changing healthcare issues.

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Corporate Healthcare Costs by the Numbers

Posted by Joe McErlane on Sep 17, 2019 2:50:27 PM

Next to wages, your organization will spend more on healthcare costs than nearly any other expense this year. In fact, the Society for Human Resources Management predicts that employers will shell out as much as $15,000 per year per employee for healthcare premiums in 2019. That comes to $15 million a year for every one thousand employees. In an organization paying an average annual salary of $40,000, employers can expect to pay 137% of that salary when they include the cost of healthcare - and even more when they consider the other expenses associated with a new hire.

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Topics: Corporate Healthcare Costs

4 Reasons Why Corporate Healthcare Costs are Rising

Posted by Joe McErlane on Aug 12, 2019 3:24:12 PM

According to 2018 research conducted by The Kaiser Family Foundation, employers contribute an average of $14,069 per year, per employee for family health insurance coverage. This has increased by a surprising 50% since 2010, when the average employer contribution to a family plan was $9,325.

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Why Just Offering a Healthcare Plan to Employees Isn't Enough

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Whether you are genuinely concerned about your employees' health and wellness or you want to stay competitive during the lowest unemployment rate in years, simply offering a healthcare plan may no longer be enough. Here are a few reasons why.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

4 Steps to Being in Control of Your Company's Healthcare Costs

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 17, 2019 4:11:37 PM

Every year, employer sponsored healthcare costs are rising with no signs of slowing in the future. Therefore, it's vital to learn how to control what you can when it comes to the cost of your employees' healthcare. Follow these 4 steps to take control of your company's healthcare costs this year instead of allowing them to control your bottom line.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

What Having an Onsite Clinic Means for Your Health Costs

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 14, 2019 11:27:08 AM

Having an onsite clinic vs. using traditional health insurance plans can impact your health costs in many ways. Not only are there savings to be discovered, but you will also have a clearer understanding of where funds are going and more control over how those funds are allocated. Read on to discover what having an onsite clinic means for your company’s health costs.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

5 HR Strategies to Promote Workplace Health and Wellness

Posted by Joe McErlane on Jun 5, 2019 8:12:00 AM

If you are an HR professional striving to improve the health of your workplace and build a culture of wellness, there are many things you can do to actively promote healthy options and help employees make better choices.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

6 Easy Things for Small Businesses to Do to Jump Start Employee Health and Wellness

Posted by Joe McErlane on May 30, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Some companies take on employee health and wellness initiatives in one gigantic sweep, but many ease into it slowly, implementing piece by piece and figuring out what works as they go along. If you don't have the budget or resources to implement everything at once, here are six easy things you can do to jump start your employee health and wellness.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Healthy Workplace

10 Tips to Writing a Strategic Employee Health and Wellness Plan

Posted by Joe McErlane on May 23, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Building a strategic employee health and wellness plan from the ground-up is a big undertaking that can have huge benefits if done right. When it comes to putting your plan down in writing, there is a lot of thought, research, and pre-planning that goes into what to include.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Onsite Clinics, Healthy Workplace

4 Ways Employee Health Impacts Company Culture

Posted by Joe McErlane on May 16, 2019 8:06:00 AM

Company culture can be the difference between employees loving to show up to their jobs vs. dreading coming into work every day. Your culture can affect your employees' health, but did you know that employee health can also have a direct impact on your culture? It's important for businesses to understand the relationship between employee health and company culture in order to encourage positive outcomes for each. Let's take a closer look at four ways employee health impacts company culture.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Onsite Clinics, Healthy Workplace

5 Ways to Measure Employee Health and Wellness

Posted by Joe McErlane on May 13, 2019 1:08:14 PM

Whether your company is evaluating potential wellness program options or already has a program in place, it's vital to measure and track your employee's health and wellness.  There are many factors to consider when it comes to employee wellness, and it can be somewhat difficult to connect any one behavior to a specific outcome. But it can be helpful to approach it from different angles by measuring multiple items. What should you be looking at then? We've provided 5 ways to measure employee health and wellness.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Onsite Clinics, Healthy Workplace

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