How to help your employees quit smoking

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on September 22, 2020

Breaking an addiction to nicotine isn't easy, but employers are uniquely positioned to encourage and help their employees quit smoking. Research shows that helping an employee quit smoking provides a great return on investment in lower health care and workers’ compensation costs and increased productivity. With COVID-19, there’s also never been a better time to quit smoking.

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Topics: Workplace wellness, Health & wellness, Benefits

Insider News: Wellness trends to watch

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on September 17, 2020

This week's Insider News includes stories on wellness trends to watch, how digital health innovation can help seniors age in place, and a drop in vaping among U.S. teenagers.

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Topics: Insider News

6 types of health care terms your employees should know

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on September 15, 2020

With open enrollment on the horizon, many employees may be considering changes to their health plan. In order to make an informed decision, it’s important to have a clear understanding of common health care terms. To help make these definitions easier to understand, we’ve grouped the most common terms into 6 categories that all employees should know going into open enrollment.

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Topics: Open enrollment guides, Health insurance basics

Insider News: Mental health and the pandemic

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on September 11, 2020

The stress of the ongoing pandemic is taking its toll on Americans, reflected by rising job burnout and depression rates. Learn about these issues as well as some of the ways employers are helping parents with children manage the start of the school year.

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Topics: Insider News, COVID-19

Are your employees getting enough sleep?

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on September 08, 2020

Sleep is an important part of our overall health. But getting enough sleep is often easier said than done, especially during times of uncertainty and environmental change. And 2020 has certainly had its share of both: the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine, massive unemployment, protests, heatwaves, hurricanes and tornadoes. On top of all that, it's an Election Year!

Lack of sleep, unfortunately, can lead to poor performance at work and have long-term health effects. Scheduling sleep should be as important as scheduling appointments and meeting deadlines. It’s important for employers to understand this issue and how they can support their employees in establishing a healthy sleep schedule.

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Topics: Workplace wellness, Health & wellness