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2018 Safety & Health Calendar

By Gibson on Dec 6, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Looking for ways to educate and engage your employees on safety & health topics throughout the year? Check out our 2018 Safety & Health Calendar.

Workplace safety and wellbeing should be a top priority for leadership and employees. But how can you keep your employees engaged all year long? For every organization the approach is different – you could have a safety committee, newsletters, monthly training sessions, and more. The 2018 Safety & Health Calendar is a valuable tool you can utilize to make your efforts more effective.

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management Health Risk Management
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Employee Wellbeing Across Generations

By Gibson on Nov 15, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Millennials are the largest generation of employees and for the first time in history, five generations of Americans are now in the workforce. The generational differences present a unique challenge for employers, especially when it comes to values and preferred communication styles.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Court Orders Review Of EEOC Wellness Rules

By Gibson on Aug 31, 2017 6:30:00 AM

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the EEOC’s final wellness regulations which address the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) on employer-sponsored wellness programs are arbitrary and capricious and sent them back to the agency for review. This ruling is significant because it is the first judicial challenge to the EEOC’s new wellness rules.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Workplace Wellbeing: The Rise Of Wearable Devices

By Whitney Trent on Jun 21, 2017 6:30:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week. Research shows, and most individuals would agree, that engaging in regular physical activity, such as walking, enjoy the benefits of:

  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Lower blood cholesterol
  • Increased cardiovascular endurance
  • Improved bone strength
  • Burn calories and weight maintenance

What if there was a device available that could help someone measure their activity or send hourly reminders to get up and move to increase daily physical activity levels? And what would this mean for workplace wellbeing?

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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6 Tips For Preventing Sleep Deprivation

By Whitney Trent on Apr 12, 2017 6:30:00 AM

I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

Maybe you’ve used that phrase or heard a colleague or friend utter it. In the midst of our busy lives, sleep often falls by the wayside. But the reality is - sleep isn’t an option. A recent British survey revealed that people who sleep less than six hours a night have a 13% higher mortality rate than those sleeping at least seven hours.

Many factors contribute to sleeplessness such as family worries and financial concerns, but one factor that stands out above others: work. The work we do can affect the quality of sleep we get. It can impact how much free time we have, how anxious we feel, and how tired we are.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Community Wellbeing: Making Workplace Giving Fun & Engaging

By Gibson on Mar 15, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Community wellbeing and workplace giving are integral to an organization’s success. Providing your people with opportunities to get involved within their communities, and supporting the causes and issues that matter to them, increases employee engagement and helps create a strong company culture. The key to a successful community wellbeing program is to ensure your people feel invested in the organization’s giving efforts. The more personally connected to a cause they feel, the more likely they are to participate.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Workplace Wellbeing: How To Reduce Stress [Infographic]

By Gibson on Mar 8, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Today we’re sharing insight from guest blogger SnackNation, a company that delivers healthy snacks to offices to help boost employee engagement, workplace health, and productivity. SnackNation's blog and infographic address an important workplace wellbeing concern – stress. We hope you enjoy SnackNation’s insight on this important wellbeing topic.

There’s a silent killer in your workplace.

It lurks in the shadows, depleting your energy, sacking your concentration, and shaking your confidence. Your co-workers talk about it in hushed tones (if at all), and your boss is in denial of its very existence…

Its name?

Stress.

Topics: Health Risk Management
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Evaluation: A Key Component Of Workplace Wellbeing Initiatives

By Gibson on Feb 15, 2017 6:30:00 AM

You completed a new workplace wellbeing initiative…now what?

As the initiative comes to an end, don’t just forget about it and move on. Use the experience as a guide to ensure that your next workplace wellbeing initiative is even more meaningful and effective.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Workplace Wellbeing: Recommended Resources

By Nicole Fallowfield on Feb 1, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Seeking resources on workplace wellbeing but not sure where to find them? Look no further, I have several suggestions here for you! 

As I discussed during the Workplace Wellbeing: Stop Telling Me What To Do webinar, how the brain functions, the different types of motivation, and the research behind incentives are all critical in understanding how to achieve real engagement in your workplace wellbeing programs. There is an immense amount of research articles, studies, and books on these topics, but below are a few mentioned in the webinar that I'd encourage you to check out. 

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Resolving To Improve Employee Wellbeing

By Gibson on Jan 18, 2017 6:30:00 AM

How do you create a new wellness initiative for your organization? What should you be considering before launching the effort? What strategies should you be using to make it most effective and engaging to your workforce?

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management