Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Employees and Plan Participants

2020-04-03T19:14:38+00:00

This blog was published on April 3, 2020 International's Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans Blog, written by Robbie Hartman, CEBS. Photo source: blog.ifebp.org. In rapid time, the coronavirus has upended the benefit industry’s way of work. Most offices stand empty or operate with a skeleton crew, as employees and plan participants keep their distance and work [...]

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Employees and Plan Participants2020-04-03T19:14:38+00:00

Prescription Drugs from Vending Machines

2020-04-02T14:47:22+00:00

If Florida House Bill HB59 becomes law, Floridians will be able to use video conferencing technology to speak with a pharmacist and obtain prescription drugs dispensed by automated pharmacy systems or vending machines. The systems, manufactured by Canadian company MedAvail, are currently in use in hospitals located in Jacksonville and Miami, Florida. [...]

Prescription Drugs from Vending Machines2020-04-02T14:47:22+00:00

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Who Pays for COVID-19 Testing?

2020-03-30T17:42:24+00:00

To Our Valued Clients:  We recognize that there is plenty of uncertainty right now unfolding around the situation we find ourselves in with the introduction of COVID-19. At Diversified, our aim is to add some clarity surrounding your medical plan by reviewing the trending topics of the calls coming into our member services department. Question #2:  Who [...]

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Who Pays for COVID-19 Testing?2020-03-30T17:42:24+00:00

More Seniors Working

2020-03-26T18:19:34+00:00

According to a new Harris pole conducted for TD Ameritrade, more than half of Americans age 40 and older plan to continue working after they retire. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York adds that the number of workers 55 and older has been rising since 2000. While the percentages dropped for older workers, [...]

More Seniors Working2020-03-26T18:19:34+00:00

Is there really a “right” way to do worksite wellness?

2020-02-27T15:02:25+00:00

Wellness must be relevant and easily accessible to your employees. Studies have shown that worksite wellness programs generate anywhere from $1.50 to $6.00 in healthcare savings for every dollar spent. Our worksite wellness subsidiary, Corporate Fitness & Health (CF&H), confirms that the vast majority of clients agree that their program has lowered healthcare costs and [...]

Is there really a “right” way to do worksite wellness?2020-02-27T15:02:25+00:00

Wellness Budgets Rising

2020-02-13T15:41:55+00:00

While the National Business Group on Health has forecasted a 5% increase in the cost of healthcare benefits, others are expecting employers to dedicate more resources to health and wellness. More emphasis will also be placed on the use of digital tools to identify lower cost providers and boost employee engagement. Experts say the trend [...]

Wellness Budgets Rising2020-02-13T15:41:55+00:00

Dress More Casual

2020-01-30T15:57:08+00:00

Non-technical staffing company Randstad US reports that 79% of employers offer casual, business casual or no dress code at all. Even investment bank Goldman Sachs has reportedly relaxed its dress code in response to the changing nature of workplaces. While most employers are considering increased flexibility to be a welcome benefit, many employees appreciate [...]

Dress More Casual2020-01-30T15:57:08+00:00

Subtle Signs of Diabetes

2019-12-27T16:26:38+00:00

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes – a chronic condition that happens when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or process sugar efficiently. The surprising thing is that about 7.5 million people are diabetic and don’t know it! Doctors say if you’re over 45 years of age, are overweight [...]

Subtle Signs of Diabetes2019-12-27T16:26:38+00:00

Hospital Errors Rose 7% In 2018

2019-12-23T16:21:23+00:00

This article was published on December 18, 2019 on Connecticut Health I-Team, written by Cara Rosner. Photo Source: Connecticut Health I-Team. The number of “adverse events” occurring at Connecticut hospitals rose 7% in 2018, compared with the previous year, with a growing number of patients suffering serious injury or death associated with falls, according to [...]

Hospital Errors Rose 7% In 20182019-12-23T16:21:23+00:00

Using Social Media More

2019-12-05T16:21:43+00:00

The Binary Foundation reports that more than half of surveyed adults have used social media networks to search for healthcare providers – a six-fold increase since 2017. More important, 75% of respondents were influenced by online ratings and reviews, with many calling these reviews somewhat or very reliable. Only 9% said they do not use [...]

Using Social Media More2019-12-05T16:21:43+00:00