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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Online Wellness and Insurance Needs Increase Due to Pandemic

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In the past year, 34% of U.S. consumers reported mental health deterioration and 24% reported a decline in physical health. According to a global survey report from Swiss Re, these...

Many Americans Face Student Loan Debt and Repayment

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In March of 2020, student loan payments were paused in response to the large-scale economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This pause has been extended six times and the...

CMS Says COVID-19 Vaccines Must Be Covered

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated their COVID-19 vaccine toolkit. It includes a list of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters that must be covered without...

The Great Reshuffle: Attracting and Retaining Employees

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Economists had previously warned of a “Great Resignation” where employees were expected to quit in record numbers and leave substantial vacancies in the workforce. Although mass...

Mental Health Impacts Businesses

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According to a recent survey from The Hartford Financial Services Group, one third of employers reported significant impacts on their business stemming from their employees’ mental...

Telehealth Utilization Increase 7,000% During Pandemic

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A report by FAIR Health finds that telehealth usage grew by more than 7,000% during the first year of the pandemic. In 2020, utilization of traditional health care services dropped,...

U.S. is “Out of the Pandemic Phase”

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Dr. Fauci, the top infectious-disease expert in the country, has declared the U.S. to be “out of the pandemic phase”. He went on to say that although we are still in the pandemic, the...

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Managing Pandemic Uncertainty

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The pandemic has presented a lot of challenges – new variants, changing guidelines, etc. And if you’ve experience feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, or stress during the pandemic, you...

New Public Education Campaign: Mental Health at Work

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The Department of Labor recently unveiled a public education campaign which promotes “mental health-friendly” workplaces. The “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” campaign helps...

Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

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Well-being is the overall state of employees’ physical, mental, social, and financial health, which can be influenced by various workplace dynamics including workload, co-worker...