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May 8, 2023

Supporting Employees During Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond

Employee mental health has become a workplace topic of increased focus and awareness in recent years. An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and their emotional and social well-being. While mental health includes mental illness, these two concepts aren’t interchangeable. For example, an employee can go through a period of poor...

May 2, 2023

Spring Cleaning in the Workplace for Better Mental Health

While springtime is often associated with cleaning and resetting one’s personal space, these principles can be applied to the workplace, too — and that doesn’t just mean reorganizing your desk.  According to Kaiser Family Foundation, symptoms of depression and anxiety have continued to increase three years into the pandemic. In fact, 90% of U.S. adults believe the...

April 11, 2023

Rising Workers’ Compensation Expenses Linked to Facility Services Costs

A report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) examining countrywide medical cost trends revealed that health care facility services costs accounted for 40% of workers’ compensation expenses during 2021 and increased by an average of 3% throughout the past decade. Although specific trends varied by facility type, the report found that the two...

March 2, 2023

Americans Spend Less Than One Hour on Health Plan Options During Open Enrollment

The latest Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey (CEHCS) revealed that although many Americans are satisfied with the open enrollment process overall, they are not looking closely at their health plan options when making selections. Since 2005, the survey has been jointly conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald Research to provide...

February 27, 2023

How Telemedicine Gives You the Most Out of Health Care Visits

Telemedicine—the delivery of health care from a distance using technology—has become increasingly popular following the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine allows people to seek basic primary care and other services without having to leave their homes, making it a convenient, efficient and often less expensive way to receive health care. This article explains how telemedicine can give...

February 23, 2023

Report: Managers Impact Employee Mental Health More Than Doctors, Therapists

A new report from The Workforce Institute at UKG revealed that managers impact employee mental health more than doctors and therapists. The study conducted for the report surveyed 3,400 people in 10 countries, including the United States, to explore mental health in and outside work. Not surprisingly, work impacts employee mental health, and organizational leaders...

February 16, 2023

Determining Whether to Offer Multiple Health Plan Options

Alongside compensation, health care coverage is often seen as one of the most important benefits a job can offer. And the larger the variety of options available to employees, the more likely they are to find an option that best suits their needs. This is good for employers because employees are more likely to stay...

January 24, 2023

7 Benefits You Should Offer Your Employees in 2023

Despite all the headlines about layoffs hitting Silicon Valley and Wall Street, most employers will be feeling the tailwind of the war for talent in the new year. The labor market has remained stubbornly robust in the face of recession forecasts and the Federal Reserve’s campaign to raise interest rates. Hiring is especially competitive for small businesses. More...

January 3, 2023

6 Key Trends Influence Employee Benefits in 2023

The employee benefits landscape has undergone rapid and dramatic changes in recent years. 2022 was marked by continued challenges, which influenced how businesses built their total rewards packages. Ways of working shifted, attrition climbed, employee expectations expanded, and rising health care costs drove medical plan rates higher. Heading into 2023, employers will have to adapt to...

December 27, 2022

The Trendiest Benefits for 2023

There’s no denying that employees’ needs have changed over the past few years. As such, employers can offer benefits to meet evolving worker needs shaped by lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a tight labor market and rising inflation. Many workers are paying more attention to their benefits and wondering how to stretch their dollars...