Business Group Blog

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The Business Group Blog was created to share and discuss information about challenges and solutions to the health care benefits issues that large employers face today and tomorrow — such as controlling health care costs, reforming the health care delivery system, and engaging employees in their health and benefits — and will provide insight into national health policy issues. We hope you find this information useful and will consider subscribing to the blog and sharing any thoughts or ideas with us at blog@businessgrouphealth.org.

JoinJade: Employers Addressing Hepatitis B Stigma, Prevention and Care
December 13, 2017

JoinJade: Employers Addressing Hepatitis B Stigma, Prevention and Care

Hepatitis B is a virus that causes up to 80% of liver cancer worldwide. It most often impacts people of working age between 35-65 years old.

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Help Employees Get a Fresh Start in the New Year... And Beyond
December 8, 2017

Help Employees Get a Fresh Start in the New Year... And Beyond

With the New Year fast approaching, the chances are high that you and many of your employees are making resolutions to improve your lives in 2018.

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Alzheimer's Disease and the Workplace: Prepare for the Future
November 29, 2017

Alzheimer's Disease and the Workplace: Prepare for the Future

Earlier this month, Bill Gates reminded us there is hope for an Alzheimer’s breakthrough and announced his $50 million investment in Alzheimer’s R&D.

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Natural Disaster Response: Stepping Up, Giving Back and Leading Forward
November 3, 2017

Natural Disaster Response: Stepping Up, Giving Back and Leading Forward

We can’t always predict a natural disaster and the damage it will cause, but we can take steps to be prepared and extend assistance and support to those affected.

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Be a Champion for Gratitude and Kindness in the Workplace
October 31, 2017

Be a Champion for Gratitude and Kindness in the Workplace

The month of November is a prime opportunity to kick-off or elevate efforts to promote gratitude and kindness at work: November 13th is World Kindness Day and November 28th is World Compassion Day. While championing kindness and gratitude in the workplace may sound “soft” to some, both expressions are evidence-based ways to improve positive emotions, a vital component of our emotional health.

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Forget What You Know about Work & Family
October 11, 2017

Forget What You Know about Work & Family

The experience of the American family has changed drastically. Today, there are more dual-earner households, single parents and female breadwinners than ever before. By the same token, demographic shifts and technology breakthroughs have transformed the nature of work. It’s not surprising that work-life struggles are common.

It is, however, time to rethink what we know about work and family. As we recognize National Work and Family Month, let’s reflect on some of today’s work-life secrets and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve.

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World Mental Health Day is October 10
October 6, 2017

World Mental Health Day is October 10

October 10 is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace. Each year, employers use this health observance to raise awareness about mental health issues, educate employees about available benefits and resources, as well as initiate conversations about important topics like mental health stigma. Is your company celebrating Mental Health Day?

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