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How COVID- 19 Has Impacted Mental Health Spending

There’s no way around it—2020 has been a stressful year. Between increased health anxieties over the global coronavirus pandemic, adjusting to shelter-in-place orders, transitioning to work-from-home and learning to navigate remote learning while schools are shut down, major civil rights protests, and an uncertain economic future, it’s no wonder that Americans’ mental health is suffering.

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The Value of Encouraging Company Vehicle Safety

For some organizations, company vehicles are critical to the day-to-day operations and long-term growth of the company. If that’s the case for your business, your fleet can be an ongoing—and costly—expense. Beyond the initial purchase of the vehicles, your bottom line is affected by maintenance, fuel, and insurance costs.

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Fostering Employee Wellness With Your Remote Workforce

The popularity of workplace wellness programs has skyrocketed over the last several years. In fact, nearly half of U.S. workplaces offer some type of health and wellness program.1 Wellness programs are vast in nature and include various programs including nutrition and weight management, physical fitness and mobility support, smoking-cessation programs, and mental-health support, to name a few.

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Managing Symptoms of Stress

Our overall wellness is important to maintain a functioning balance in our lives––and our mental wellness is a part of that. We all encounter stress, and at times, our level of stress can increase as a result of personal and/or workplace circumstances. But what do we do when that happens and how do we manage it?

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Remote Workforce Information Security Tips

Working from home presents a whole new host of unique information security risks. Although being at home can tend to make people more lax about important information security habits, this is actually a time when we will need to be even more vigilant than usual, as cyber criminals look to take advantage of vulnerabilities.

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How Social Determinants of Health Impact Wellness Programs

There are many factors that affect our health. We know that eating well, exercising, and seeing a doctor when we are sick are simple steps that we can take to keep ourselves healthy, but our health is also affected by access to social and economic opportunities. Social determinants of health include the following factors:

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A Guide to Communicating Effectively with Remote Employees

Since the nationwide implementation of social distancing measures put in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, many companies have shifted to operating a remote workforce. Since mid-February, Forbes reports that almost half of all American companies have asked their employees to work from home. For many business leaders, this has resulted in major disruptions to daily operations, and while there are many benefits to working from home for both employers and individuals, not having the opportunity for face-to-face interactions creates practical challenges for effective communication that many leadership teams are grappling with for the first time.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Employee Benefits Broker

Businesses that work with an employee benefits consultant know how much an experienced, knowledgeable consultant can transform the way you offer health and wellness benefits to your employees—not to mention the cost savings of gaining access to additional carriers and resources. However, thoroughly understanding the value your employee benefits consultant provides to you and your employees is critical to ensuring your relationship is mutually beneficial.

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5 Tips for Creating a Culture of Learning in the Workplace

There are a lot of things in today’s workplace that can make employees feel happy and more engaged—money, rewards, or something as simple as a thank you card. The list could go on and on, but one of the ways that many companies are fulfilling this need is through developing a culture of learning in their organization that supports their employees’ professional and personal development. Companies that promote a culture of learning in their workplace have a system of organizational practices and processes that encourage employees to develop their professional expertise.

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10 Tips for Facilities Management Logistics after COVID-19

As social distancing measures start to ease across the country, many businesses will need to transition their remote workforce back to working in the office. Anxiety about potential exposure to the coronavirus is still high, and business leaders have been tasked with making sure that their employees return to a safe working environment while still maintaining a functional work place. In this infographic, we’ll give you tips for facility management logistics that will help your business reopen safely and smoothly.

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