COVID-19 Update: CARES Act and Other Resources

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 @ 13:04 PM

Last week, we shared information in our blog post about the impact of COVID-19 on business and benefits, namely updates to carrier guidelines and benefits, and the initial response of both federal and local governments.  Plus, we included a wide range of resources and support that had come to fruition. Those links remain accessible.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits, Business Strategy

5 Tips for Coping With Springtime Allergies

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 09:03 AM

Most people look forward to the arrival of spring, but many of us have a good (or bad) reason to dread the season: allergies. Irritating symptoms like itchy, swollen eyes, a runny nose and sore throat can make those warm, sunny days quite miserable.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Personal Insurance

5 Tips for Banishing Bad Workplace Eating Habits

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 @ 09:03 AM

You keep trying to change your bad eating habits, but being at the office all day makes it hard. If you feel sometimes like your wellness plan is being sabotaged at your workplace, you’re not alone.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

The Coronavirus Threat: Does Your Company Have a Plan?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Mar 11, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

A review of forty-three cities that were hit with the 1918 H1N1 Coronavirus showed that getting aggressive early made a huge difference.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

7 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Wellness Program

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Mar 6, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

If you examine a successful wellness program, you’ll find that a number of positive factors go into making it work. If you think you’re ready to implement such a program at your organization, perhaps it would be a good idea to review some important details first.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Company Culture

Suffering From Burnout? Our 24/7 Work Culture is Probably to Blame

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 @ 09:02 AM

Does the company you work for expect you to be available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day? This type of workplace culture is becoming more and more common in the U.S. It’s no wonder that experts believe this practice is leading to increased health issues for employees, including stress-related anxiety and depression.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Strategies for Coping With Adult ADHD

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Feb 3, 2020 @ 09:02 AM

If you suffer from adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you know how difficult dealing with everyday tasks can be – even if you’re obtaining treatment. But there are also strategies you can use to help keep symptoms in check at work, in public and at home (via webmd.com.)   

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Advice on Dealing With Information Overload

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

This probably isn't the first article or social media post you’ve read today. According to a Huffington Post article, a 2015 poll showed workers report spending as many as 6.3 hours each day just checking emails. And in 2016, Facebook reported its users spent an average of 50 minutes every day on its site.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

4 Tips for Burning Calories at Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 10:01 AM

Sitting at a desk for eight plus hours every day can wreak havoc on your health and your waistline – even if you work out on a regular basis.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

Prescription Drugs: A Warning for Drivers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jan 10, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

Everybody knows that you shouldn’t drink and get behind the wheel of a car. However, not everyone realizes that prescription drugs can also impair a person’s ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Personal Insurance