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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 44 item(s) tagged with the keyword "well-being".

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1. Happy Feelings in the Air, Happy Feelings Everywhere...Boosting Employee Morale and Employer Value

What motivates and pushes us to excel?  Some might say it’s inner drive, personal passion or the desire to help others. We know it’s also the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from a job well done – especially when recognized.  

Tags: health equity, well-being
2. Pregnancy Loss Is Tough. Supporting Employees Through It Doesn't Have To Be.

Miscarriages are common. Leading employers are stepping up to support their employees through a very challenging experience. During a time when it can seem difficult to know what the right thing is to do, consider offering the following benefits as a way to show compassion not just to an employee that has lost her baby but also to her partner who shares in her experience of loss.

Tags: well-being, emotional health, leave management
3. The Vaping Epidemic: We're at Risk of Reversing a Two-Decade Decline in Youth Smoking

The statistics are alarming. Between 2017 and 2018, e-cigarette use rose by more than 75% for high school teens and by nearly 50% for middle school-age children. Moreover, many youth don't realize that e-cigarettes are harmful and contain nicotine. The most commonly sold e-cigarette, the Juul cartridge, contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.

Tags: well-being, tobacco
4. Thinking Differently about Obesity

We’ve been thinking a lot about obesity this year, and the fact that most of us - as well as the animals under our care, including in zoos and labs - continue to gain weight. According to the New York Times, “something about the environment is making many of us as fat as our genetic makeup permits.” 

Tags: well-being, weight management
5. Top Employers Invest in Parental Benefits

The best places to work are making the parenthood journey a joyful one, according to a recent Fortune article featuring Business Group members Comcast and pWc for their innovative approaches to supporting new parents.

According to Bill Strahan, executive vice president of human resources for Comcast Cable, “You don’t have to hide your family here."

Tags: well-being, caregivers
6. The Value of Parental Leave: From Employee Well-Being to Workforce Retention and Beyond

No company today can afford to ignore the business impact of paid parental leave and its role in the competitive benefits landscape.

Currently, the 20 largest U.S. employers invest in paid parental leave and more forward-thinking companies are integrating family-friendly policies into their workforce than ever before.

Why? To attract, retain and engage talent, especially from incoming generations.

Tags: well-being, caregivers
7. We're Experiencing a Caregiver Crunch

Our aging population, increased prevalence of chronic diseases, delayed retirement, higher divorce rates among Baby Boomers, geographically dispersed families and shortage of trained caregivers is causing an unprecedented caregiver crunch.

To help employers understand the caregiving experience and how it affects their employees and their bottom line, the Business Group created a new infographic – The Impact of Caregiving on Work.

Tags: well-being, caregivers
8. The Case for Well-being as Profit Center

Evidence for the positive impact of employee well-being is growing. Attendees at Workforce Strategy: The Future of Work, Life and Health heard Alex Edmans, Ph.D., Professor of Finance at London Business School, describe his research on the role of well-being in business performance. Dr. Edmans has shown that the ‘100 Best Companies to Work for in America’ beat their peers in the stock market by 2.3% - 3.8% per year from 1984 – 2011.

Tags: well-being
9. 6 Insights from Workforce Strategy 2018: The Future of Work, Life & Health

At Workforce Strategy 2018, global experts revealed mind-stretching ideas and real-world solutions to elevate the dialogue on employee well-being and prepare large employers for changing workforce dynamics.

Explore the secrets to success shared in Workforce Strategy 2018: Insights Worth Implementing.

Tags: well-being
10. Obesity: It's Complicated

Huff Post recently published Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong, by Michael Hobbes highlighting a significant gap between science and practice in the treatment of obesity.

Tags: weight management, well-being

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