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How one employer helped reduce mental-health-related disability leaves

A recent study by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry showed that the economic burden of depression has increased to over $210 billion per year.1 Not only is depression in the workplace a huge financial cost, it also takes a toll on both the affected employee and his or her coworkers. In his latest blog post, […]

Changing the company culture around accommodations

Recently, I was talking with a colleague about how far one company we work with has come in building a culture that supports employees who are dealing with a medical condition at work. Lack of a plan When we first started working with this company, there was no formal plan in place to help an […]

Four considerations when adding wearables to your wellness program

According to a 2013 study by ABI Research, more than 13 million wearable health trackers will be incorporated into businesses’ wellness plans by 2018.

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Managing employee absence through third-party administration

Do you ever feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the workday? Authorizing, coordinating and monitoring Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)-protected time away from work can be time-consuming, let alone challenging. To gain back time, have you considered outsourcing absence management to a carrier?

Look to your benefits broker for wellness help

If there were a buzzword in the employee benefits space in the last few years, “wellness” would be it. Employers are paying more attention to employee health than ever before. And for good reason.

Health management programs: Three ways to increase participation

Many employers struggle with educating employees about the array of health management programs in their benefits package. It’s in an employer’s best interest to encourage participation, as it can help decrease costs that result from employee illness and disability.

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