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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.

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There are 5 item(s) tagged with the keyword "EAPs".

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1. 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.

Tags: communications, EAPs, emotional health, flexible work, leave, stress
2. Employers Have Been Quick to Offer Aid after the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

NBGH members, including Aetna, Amazon, Apple, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Google, GE, Home Depot, Humana, Lowe’s, JP Morgan Chase, PepsiCo, Starbucks, UPS, Walmart, and Wells Fargo, quickly stepped up to donate millions to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The emotional and physical recovery will take time, and many of us are looking for ways to sustain our support as affected communities heal and rebuild.

Tags: EAPs, flexible work, leave management
3. 5 Key Takeaways from Business Health Agenda 2017

On March 29-31, over 500 HR/benefits and health care professionals came together in Washington, DC for the Business Group’s annual conference Business Health Agenda. This year’s conference focused on employee communication and engagement, innovation in health care and pharmacy delivery and health care policy and regulation. The following five key takeaways were gleaned from 3-day event.

Tags: behavioral health, engagement, Rx, value-based purchasing, public policy, consumer decision support, EAPs
4. Top 5 Lessons Learned from Purchasing a Global EAP

Through a variety of employer, vendor and expert interviews, Global Business Group on HealthSM (GBGH) staff developed a list of “lessons learned” for employers who are considering purchasing a global employee assistance program (EAP).  Some key issues to keep in mind include: 

Tags: global, EAPs
5. Increasing Employee Assistance Program Effectiveness and Utilization: New Approaches and Emerging Trends

Despite the benefits of EAPs, low engagement rates mean employers are struggling to demonstrate how the program provides value. In response, new trends are driving changes in EAP design and delivery to better support many aspects of an employee’s life.

Tags: EAPs, engagement, stress, well-being, mental health, work-life balance

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