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1. Historic Declaration on Universal Health Coverage

The ‘most comprehensive agreement ever’ on global health. That’s what the declaration is being called.  During the United Nation’s (UN) recent General Assembly, the UN Member States adopted a high-level political declaration to ensure that all have access to essential, equitable and quality health services without experiencing financial hardship. The declaration accelerates progress towards universal health coverage by 2030.

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2. World Mental Health Day 2019

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide, and many more people attempt to hurt or kill themselves. October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is focus on suicide prevention. Suicide isn’t something that is unique to any or country or region of the world; in fact over 79% of suicides take place in low- or middle- income countries. And in the U.S., suicide rates rose across the country between 1999 and 2016.

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3. "From Bad to Badass": A Striking Kick-off to Workforce Strategy 2019

Workforce Strategy 2019’s first keynote—Kyra Bobinet—left the audience with a memorable message on moving From Bad to Badass.

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4. Hong Kong Emergency Preparedness

The recent protests in Hong Kong are making headlines worldwide and also prompting challenging circumstances for global employers. Within the last three months, mass demonstrations and an increased level of protests have led to arrests, road closures, blockades at the airport and train stations, and concerns about safe travel.

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5. Ebola State of Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, only the fifth time the designation has been used. Currently there are 2612 reported cases and 1756 reported deaths, making the year-old epidemic the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

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6. Minimum Core Benefit Standards – A Growing Trend in Global Benefits Strategy

Having a global benefits strategy may include a country wide harmonized approach with plan design reflecting market prevalence and norms. The definition of market median varies greatly between countries, often creating equity differences in eligibility and access to coverage for employees from different countries but working for the same company.  Some leading global companies are addressing these gaps by evolving their strategy to include an enterprise-wide minimum core benefits strategy.

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7. Having an Agile Global Benefits Vision Is Key to Strategic Workforce Planning

When conducting global workforce planning in an uncertain world, some things are certain - the workforce of the future is changing, and disruption is inevitable. A company’s benefit strategy has often been a core component of the employee value proposition and fundamental for efforts to attract and retain talent. In today’s diverse and multigenerational workforce, companies need the agility to change quickly and communicate effectively with different personas. 

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8. Telework: A Business Solution or Pain Point?

For employees, the benefits of telework are clear: It saves time and money. Telework has also attracted the attention of employers, interested in reducing costs associated with absenteeism, real estate and employee turnover. And beyond individual and business priorities, telework has the potential to alleviate top global concerns by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion and pollution.

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9. The Legal Minefield of Global Benefits

What it means to be a global multinational company has evolved over the years. With that, global benefits professionals have had to evolve as well. Yesterday, simply having employees in locations outside your country of headquarters may have been enough to call yourself global.

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10. The Issues of Mental Health and Well-being

Mental health issues pose considerable challenges for societies, workplaces and individuals around the world, and they’re not going away anytime soon. In Mexico, the number of deaths due to mental disorders increased by 33% between 2008 and 2014.

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