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7 Timely Tips For Summer Travel

By Gibson on Jun 20, 2018 6:30:00 AM

It’s no secret that most people enjoy getting away for a week or two in the summer to enjoy the sunshine and quality family time. Studies have shown that taking occasional vacations has many work and health benefits, including lowering stresslevels, avoiding burnout, and increased work quality and creativity. However, before you get over-excited and hit the open road, here are some quick tips to make sure you are prepared for the unexpected.

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The Ultimate Guide to Swimming Safety For Kids

By Gibson on Jun 13, 2018 6:30:00 AM

 
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Harassment Vs. Bullying

By Shawna Neilson on Jun 6, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Harassment and bullying are two topics you often find mentioned in the news. Both are wrong and should be dealt with quickly and appropriately.

Topics: Health Risk Management Risk Management Services
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National Public Health Week

By Gibson on Apr 4, 2018 6:30:00 AM

National Public Health Week (NPHW) is an opportunity to celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships, and champion the role of a strong public health system. Despite advancements in public health, Americans live shorter lives and suffer more health issues than people in other high-income countries. Below are the pillars of public health:

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National Nutrition Month

By Gibson on Mar 5, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Chronic conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity account for the majority of America’s medical costs. A common link between these conditions is poor nutrition. Daily nutrition can directly affect day to day lives, including energy, activity, and stress.

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American Heart Month - Hands Only CPR

By Gibson on Feb 21, 2018 6:30:00 AM

February is American Heart Month and a great time to bring awareness to CPR. Why? More than 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home. Being trained and familiar with the basics of CPR, and how to perform it, will save lives.

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Ask The Advisor: Workplace Wellbeing

By Gibson on Jan 17, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Patrick Harpenau, Employee Benefits Consultant at Gibson, discusses workplace wellbeing - how whole person health and overall wellbeing are critical to employee health and engagement. To hear what Patrick has to say, check out the video below:

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Health Illiteracy: The Problem You Didn't Know You Had

By Gibson on Jan 10, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Navigating the health care system can be a tricky and windy road. Not knowing and understanding basic health information can cost people money and affect their wellbeing.  

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The Bottom Is Not Falling Completely Out of The EEOC Wellness Incentive Regulations

By Gibson on Jan 8, 2018 6:30:00 AM

You’ve probably read or heard by now that in late December 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal (D.C. Circuit) vacated the EEOC Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) wellness incentive rules, effective January 1, 2019. This is true.

You may have also heard that this means the entire framework of wellness plans as we know them are now in question. This is an exaggeration.

We are going to examine the relevant parts of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) v. the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 1:16-CV-02113-JDB to help you sort fact from fiction and be better informed about what is coming in 2018 and 2019 regarding wellness plan incentive rules.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Workplace Wellbeing: Updated Blood Pressure Health Guidelines

By Whitney Trent on Dec 19, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Recently, two national health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), updated hypertension guidelines. The previous guidelines for high blood pressure diagnosis were 140 mm Hg/90 mmHg while the new guidelines for high blood pressure are 130 mm Hg/80 mmHg. What does this mean for your employees? Does it impact your workplace wellbeing efforts?

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