Your Boss Can Make You Physically Sick
And, it is more than your boss. It can be anyone who fills you with negativity. Last year, I was at a conference where Deepak Chopra was a keynote speaker. First, let me say I was skeptical I would learn anything at his presentation. Second, after he spoke, I learned everything. I learned why your boss, […]
Telemedicine Benefit Remains Underutilized
As the open enrollment period for employer-sponsored insurance approaches, there is one benefit that employers hope employees will take more advantage of: telemedicine. Of the estimated 1.2 billion outpatient visits last year, just 1 million were conducted using telemedicine, according to Willis Towers Watson data. Why haven’t employees flocked to telemedicine? According to a recent […]
The Sick Leave Balancing Act
In a twist on the famous lament of Kermit the Frog, it ain’t easy being an HR professional for a multi-state employer. Ok, so that isn’t as catchy as the original. But the reality is multi-state employers must address the varying state and local laws governing employee benefits and that can be complicated and time […]
Adoption Assistance Benefits On The Rise
Health benefits are a big part of attracting and retaining talent and employers are always on the lookout for benefits offerings that are attractive to potential new hires and appealing to their existing workforce. One benefit that is gaining in popularity is adoption assistance. A recent article in Workforce reported that the hotel chain Hilton […]
The complexity of the attacks is what’s making it very challenging for us.
Kyle York, Dyn’s chief strategy officer, on being targeted in a massive distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack that took down Twitter, Paypal, and others
Number of years since the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians won a World Series, respectively.
108 vs. 68
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old.
Writer Rowan Jacobsen, in a mock obituary for the GBR due to climate change
The last year an American won the Nobel Prize for Literature, unbroken until Bob Dylan won this year.
Employers Move To Value-based Health Strategies
According to a new survey from Willis Towers Watson, employers are increasing their efforts to achieve better health outcomes for their employees at a lower cost by implementing value-based reimbursement and payment arrangements with health insurers and providers. This finding comes from the 21st annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey. The survey included […]
EEOC Provides Informal Follow-Up Guidance On Wellness Programs
In July, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission issued an informal discussion letter in response to requests for clarification of incentive limits for employer-sponsored wellness programs. The request came in the wake of long-awaited final EEOC rulings on employer-sponsored wellness programs, released in May, that placed limits on employer wellness programs, including incentive amounts employers […]