When we founded Benefit Performance Associates in the late 1990s, the concept was to help businesses develop effective employee benefit programs that would help manage the ever-increasing cost of health care, as well as develop strategies to help promote a healthy workplace. We envisioned integrating a whole-person approach to health with financial stability, with that effort coordinated in the best interest of the plan members to optimize their personal and organizational productivity.

Oh, it feels good to get promoted. We all enjoy the obvious benefits that come with a promotion such as a pay raise and a new job title. But I think it’s the recognition that feels the best. Our culture is all about winning; that’s why we enjoy TV shows like "American Idol" and "The Biggest Loser." On weekends we watch sports and nothing is bigger than the Super Bowl. Let’s face it, we’re obsessed with winning.

Welcome to the fall edition of the Wellness401k magazine. While the debate over health care rages on in Washington, our goal at Beyond Insurance is to provide solutions to not only control the cost of health care but also provide tools you can use to stay healthy, safe and productive well into your retirement years.