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Nine Opportunities to Optimize Your Health Benefits Programs

While we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, there’s another disease silently spreading around the country—one that costs employers millions in healthcare dollars and one that significantly reduces quality and length of life. We’re talking about metabolic syndrome. Today, nearly 47 million adults in the US have metabolic syndrome, which means having at least three of the following five risk factors: out-of-range waist circumference (BMI), elevated blood glucose, elevated blood pressure, …

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5 Ways to Evaluate Your Employee Benefits Package

As summer approaches, many of us feel the familiar bite of the travel bug. This season is normally one of exploration and relaxation, with families taking annual vacations to places near and far. Obviously, this year is different. It’s likely that such trips have already been canceled or were never planned in the first place. …

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Why We Chose to Go Public During a Pandemic

Newtopia Founder & CEO Announces Direct Public Offering My name is Jeff Ruby and I’m the founder and CEO of Newtopia.  When I founded Newtopia in 2008 as a precision health company for habit change and lifestyle related disease prevention, we closed our first angel funding round days before Lehman Brothers fell. I figured at …

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Employers: Make the Most of May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s also the third month for most state-mandated stay-at-home orders designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Families, schools, businesses and organizations of all kinds are adjusting to the “new normal” brought by the crisis. Lots has changed, and it’s not over yet. Now is the time to check …

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Newtopia Participant Shares Her Story

In this video, you’ll hear from a Newtopia participant named April. For her entire life, April struggled with asthma. At one point, her symptoms were so severe that she was put on a steroid medication. The steroids caused her to experience constant cravings, weight gain, and changes to her mood – something she never wanted …

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3 Simple Tools to Help Employees Cope with COVID -19

In a matter of weeks, the global economy has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations everywhere are entering uncharted territory – especially when it comes to stewarding employees through this time of uncertainty and rapid change. The task of facilitating new policies and support tools for employees will likely fall to benefits …

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Better Ways to Prevent Chronic Disease in Your Employee Population

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines chronic disease broadly as any condition lasting more than one year, that requires ongoing medical attention or limits daily activities (or both). Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease are responsible for …

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Mark Jackson joins Newtopia leadership team

Newtopia is pleased to welcome healthcare veteran Mark Jackson as its new Senior Vice President, Commercial. Jackson will oversee Newtopia’s efforts to bring its proven habit change platform for disease prevention to employers and other strategic partners in the U.S. Jackson has nearly 30 years of sales, business development, and account management experience across various …

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Our Take on Change

It’s been just over a month since we rang in the New Year – and new decade! Conversations and content on resolutions and change abound in the first weeks of January. But what happens when the dust settles? For some, it’s back to business as usual. For others, a long journey begins. We’ll share resources …

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5 Tips for HR and Benefits Leaders Who Just Wrapped Up Open Enrollment

Recovering from One of the Most Stressful Times of the Year Focusing on healthy stress relief is important. A survey of 1,505 full-time U.S. employees from Colonial Life revealed that, more than 20 percent of workers spend more than five hours on the clock each week thinking about their stressors and worries, according to the …

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