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Lack of Mental Health Screenings is Costing Employers

Posted by Claire Hart on 9/21/20 10:00 AM

The Facts

Screening for depression as well as some cancers and chronic conditions is lagging among employees according to new research from the Integrated Benefits Institute—and it’s costing employers big time in overall healthcare spend and productivity.

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Topics: COVID-19, mental health

Attending an Event or Gathering? Here's What You Need to Know.

Posted by Traci Gifford on 9/2/20 10:00 AM

At the beginning of quarantine, families and friends took creative measures to see loved ones, with things like FaceTime, Zoom calls and car parades. By now, many communities have reopened to some capacity, which means more people are out doing things such as dining at restaurants, going to parks and attending events.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) provide recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19, it really comes down to your personal decision. Here are 5 things you need to know if you’re planning on attending an event or gathering.

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Topics: COVID-19

Knowing These Crucial Risk Factors Could Save Your Life

Posted by Claire Hart on 8/24/20 10:00 AM

Early on in the pandemic's spread, doctors noticed that people with pre-existing medical conditions were among the worst affected. The more we learn about coronavirus, the more we see a connection between chronic illness and the added risk of developing complications from the virus. 

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Topics: corporate wellness program, employee wellness, COVID-19, screenings

How to Manage Back-to-School Stress and Anxiety

Posted by Lauren Swindall, MPH on 8/10/20 5:20 PM

For many families, back-to-school planning will look different this year than it has in previous years. For parents, this will bring challenges of working at home while trying to juggle children and other family concerns, or going to work every day with the added stress of finding childcare for kids who used to be in school. Either way, parenting during a pandemic can cause added stress and anxiety, which is why it's crucial to take care of yourself and your mental health by developing a self-care plan.

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Topics: Stress Management, COVID-19, self-care

3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Set Your Organization Up For Success

Posted by Rachel Ferrara on 7/27/20 6:22 PM

It's been almost five months since we started navigating the pandemic, and it's safe to say these current times are just as uncertain and challenging as they were in the beginning. We understand that you and your employees have been feeling the impacts of the last few months both professionally and personally.

To alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty you're experiencing as an employer, here are three things you can be doing right now to positively impact you, your employees and your organization.

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Topics: COVID-19

8 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a COVID-19 Antibody Test

Posted by Claire Hart on 7/10/20 2:20 PM

Are you curious as to whether you’ve had COVID-19 before? Maybe you felt sick a while ago and are wondering if it could’ve been coronavirus. Antibody testing can help satisfy that curiosity by testing your blood for antibodies.

Here are eight things you need to know about COVID-19 antibody testing.

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Topics: COVID-19

Is Now the Right Time to Prioritize Employee Health?

Posted by Claire Hart on 6/22/20 5:30 PM
The short answer is yes- just because we’re in the midst of a pandemic doesn’t mean people aren’t having heart attacks.

With all of the focus around coronavirus, it can be easy to forget about the importance of preventing chronic illness. In reality, we're seeing as many people negatively affected by chronic conditions as COVID-19 itself. Here’s why.

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Topics: corporate wellness program, employee wellness, Health Screenings, wellness strategy, COVID-19

N95 Respirators, Surgical Masks and Cloth Face Coverings

Posted by Claire Hart on 6/4/20 2:19 PM

N95 respirators, surgical masks, and cloth face coverings all help prevent the spread of coronavirus- but what exactly makes them different? Why are some more protective than others and which one should you wear? Here's what you need to know:

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Topics: employee wellness, COVID-19

Nervous About Going Back to Work? So Are Your Employees.

Posted by Claire Hart on 5/21/20 4:07 PM

Although there are signs that the number of U.S. cases of coronavirus may be leveling off, there is another health problem that won’t be going away anytime soon—stress. All 50 states have started easing coronavirus-related restrictions, meaning more businesses are reopening, and more employees are returning to work. However, the fact that workplaces are reopening doesn’t mean COVID-19 will be gone, nor the concerns that surround it. 

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Topics: employee wellness

Returning to Work? Here's What You Need to Know

Posted by Claire Hart on 5/11/20 4:26 PM

As the curve of COVID-19 infections begins to level off and government stay-at-home orders begin to expire, businesses are challenged with the complexities of safely returning employees back to work. Here are five steps you can take to maintain a healthy work environment and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. 

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Topics: employee wellness, COVID-19

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