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.

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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Workforce Strategy Participants Are Inspired and Eager to Put New Ideas into Action
September 28, 2017

Workforce Strategy Participants Are Inspired and Eager to Put New Ideas into Action

The future felt bright on the final day of the NBGH's Workforce Strategy Conference.

During The Rise of Women in the Workforce, Kristen Craft of Ovia Health shared hot-off-the-press employer survey data (now available at MotherhoodinAmerica.com) to illuminate areas of opportunities for forward-thinking businesses to better support women and families.

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Workforce Strategy Equips Employers to Take Well-Being Programs to the Next Level
September 27, 2017

Workforce Strategy Equips Employers to Take Well-Being Programs to the Next Level

Speakers and participants brought their experiences from around the globe to the heart of Texas for the NBGH’s Workforce Strategy 2017. Today is the 2nd day of the annual conference where HR practitioners and business leaders learn how to take their well-being programs to the next level.

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