Leah is a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist. She helps Cornerstone clients determine the best methods to introduce wellness into their organizations and can implement strategies that take current initiatives up a notch.

Leah begins wellness programs with an assessment that measures your employee interest and needs to identify the areas of focus for an engaging wellness program. The tools Leah can provide include on-site educational seminars on topics related to nutrition, fitness, and stress management; structured programs such as steps competitions or 30-day challenges; biometric screenings; performance- and outcome-based premium levels; smoking cessation programs; teledoc services; and much, much more.

Leah also works with carriers and your team to structure participation- or outcomes-based programs that determine the premium paid by your staff, paying careful attention to ACA rules regarding parameters for a wellness plans and subsequent premium schedules.

Leah Hammel's Posts

Discover a Better’s Night Sleep: National Sleep Awareness Month

Posted on March 16, 2022

A good night of sleep is important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked insufficient sleep to the development of chronic diseases and conditions including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression.  The failure to regularly get enough sleep can lead to chronic fatigue, which can increase the risk of productivity issues at... Read More

Optimize Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted on July 07, 2021

A key part of any wellness program is to encourage healthy habits in the workplace and have happier, healthier, more motivated, and productive employees. However, many businesses invest in or launch employee wellness programs and struggle with participation.  Are you having trouble getting employees to participate? At Cornerstone Insurance Group, we firmly believe in customizing... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccination Programs in the Workplace

Posted on May 04, 2021

Now that eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine has expanded to all U.S. adults, many employers are trying to determine the best ways to disseminate vaccine information as well as face the decision of whether or not to hold in-workplace vaccination programs. If you’re an employer considering holding a COVID-19 vaccination program, here is some additional... Read More

How to Cope With Stress in Uncertain Times

Posted on February 12, 2021

COVID-19’s impact on all of our lives has been wide-reaching and challenging. Beyond the virus’s physical effects on the body, the pandemic has caused extreme stress. Whether it’s the anxiety of losing a job, not being able to see friends, losing loved ones or simply grieving the loss of normal times, everyone handles these difficulties... Read More

Flu Shots: What You Need To Know

Posted on September 04, 2020

Benefits, Health, HR, wellness
Considering the recent events in 2020, it should be more apparent that the seasonal flu is taken seriously. With the COVID-19 vaccine still in preproduction stages, numerous sources are citing it won’t be available until late in 2021. While we are taking more precautions than ever before due to COVID-19, we still need to keep... Read More

How To Support Your Employees in a Time of Uncertainty

Posted on April 14, 2020

HR, wellness
To say these are uncertain times is an understatement. COVID-19 has our nation on edge and your employee’s well-being and safety is your top priority.  Many employees are teleworking for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family.  Disruption of their daily routine can cause anxiety and stress – physically, mentally, and financially.  It... Read More

Cornerstone Named 2018 Healthiest Employer Finalist

Posted on October 11, 2018

The St. Louis Business Journal named Cornerstone a finalist in its annual Healthiest Employers Awards!

Risks to Consider When Developing a No-Smoking Policy

Posted on March 13, 2018

HR, risk management
We’re all familiar with the down-sides of cigarette and tobacco use – it increases health risks, raises medical costs, and it often lowers productivity in the workplace. It’s costly for the employer and the individual smoking, so many companies are implementing no-smoking policies and even minimizing the number of smokers they hire. As a risk... Read More

Health Tips to Survive the Holidays

Posted on December 22, 2016

There is food everywhere this time of year. It seems like an endless stream of culinary temptation from Halloween until Valentine’s Day — that’s almost half the year!