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Crucial Benefits Communication Strategies

As a business leader, you spend a lot of time and effort—not to mention expense—to provide the best possible benefits for your employees. After all, ensuring that the members of your workforce are happy and healthy helps ensure that they are effective and productive at work. According to a recent study, “Satisfied and workers who feel well provide better customer service and are more productive each day, leading to a 12% spike in productivity for your business and higher profits.”1

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Telehealth and Telemedicine Solutions to Reduce Healthcare Costs

The global coronavirus pandemic has led to massive disruptions in the healthcare industry this year. Healthcare providers have had to adopt new methods of evaluating and caring for patients that help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by limiting in-person services.

Prior to the current health crisis, telemedicine was specifically used for patients who did not have access to care, for instance those living in rural communities.

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Increasing Adoption of Healthcare Benefits Among Hispanic Employees

There’s no doubt about it—the American workforce and overall population is becoming increasingly diverse, and Hispanics account for a large part of this growth:

Latinos are the country’s second largest racial or ethnic group, behind white non-Hispanics. Between 2010 and 2019, the Latino share of the total U.S. population increased from 16% to 18%. Latinos accounted for about half (52%) of all U.S. population growth over this period.1

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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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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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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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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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