The Group Health industry continues to change with premiums continuing to rise. You have probably changed carriers multiple times hoping to secure the deal of the year. So, the question is: Is that all there is? Change carriers and tweak my benefits? What To Consider In Your Group Health Plan Decision Not all Group Health [...]
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The following conditions have been listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which may cause stress at the workplace. The Design of Tasks Heavy workload; Infrequent rest breaks; long work hours and shift-work; and Hectic and routine tasks that have little inherent meaning, do not utilize workers' skills, and provide little sense [...]
Are Your Employees Walking At Work? Evidence suggests that most Americans need to get more physical activity. Two-thirds of people in the United States weigh more than they should and nearly three-quarters don't get the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity on most days. Because many adults spend 20, 30, or 40 hours or more [...]
This toolkit provides guidance for implementing a tobacco-free campus (TFC) initiative that includes a policy and comprehensive cessation services for employees. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) experience with implementing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tobacco-Free HHS initiative. Health Challenge Worldwide, tobacco use results in [...]
Taking the stairs is one way to be more physically active. At work, employees are often presented with a choice between taking the stairs and taking an elevator or escalator. Choosing the stairs instead of the elevator is a quick way for people to add physical activity to their day. Using the stairs requires little [...]
You may not expect an emergency or natural disaster to occur in the workplace, but it is important to be prepared because dangerous situations can strike at any time and with little or no warning. OSHA regulations require that almost every business develop an emergency action plan. Having an emergency action plan in place is [...]
Tips on Preparing Your Business for a Natural Disaster With the start of peak Atlantic hurricane season this month, comes the risk of losing essential business records, files, and other materials to floods or damaging winds. To reduce your damage costs and hasten your return to normal business operations, follow the following tips from the [...]
Member Benefits, the administrator of the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange, introduces long-awaited Members Health Plan (MHP) for Texas law firms. Austin, TX— After years of building member participation in the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange, administrator Member Benefits is introducing a new health plan option for Texas law firms. Different than traditional group health [...]
Employees Earn One Hour of Earned Sick Time for Every 30 Hours Worked The City of Austin has passed an earned sick time ordinance. Highlights of the ordinance are presented below. Covered Employers and Employees All private employers are generally covered by the ordinance. To be eligible for earned sick time, employees must work in Austin for an employer (including work [...]
When the air gets warmer and the trees spout a new batch of bright green leaves, the summer season is never far behind. It is a great time for family, friends, good food, vacations, and enjoying each other’s company. But what happens when you can’t seem to find your summer spirit? If your summer spirit [...]