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June 2021

What’s the health status of the men in your workplace?

  • Eager to return to the office? Here's how to do it safely. With a vaccine rollout in action, you might be wondering when you can bring employees back into the office. With careful planning, you can start brining workers back while also mitigating risk and preventing further transmission.
  • Get more done and do it faster. You deserve to lighten your administrative load whenever possible so you can focus on the other parts of your job. Employer Connection is your one-stop-shop to save you time, while getting the information you need.
  • The health status of millennial men. While millennial women may be 20 percent less healthy than men, it’s important to know that men face different health challenges than women. And, not to mention their approach to health care is much different.
  • How employee brain power = healthy business. The average worker is only productive for two hours and 53 minutes per day. Distractions are everywhere which can lead to lost focus, and creativity. We’ve rounded up ways you can keep your employees focused, creative and productive in their weeks ahead.

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May 2021

How you can support your seriously stressed (and burnt out) employees

  • A real conversation about mental health in the workplace. May is Mental Health Month. 1 in 5 adults in America are living with a mental illness. Find ways you can prioritize mental health within your workplace.
  • The most effective tool to end the pandemic Opens in a new window. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield worked with Des Moines-area community leaders to highlight the importance and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch videos from Alba Perez, Bo James, Izaah Knox and Nu Huynh. Share these videos with your employees to continue encouraging the safety and importance of the vaccine.
  • Why are millennial women so unhealthy? In a nutshell, most millennial women are working more hours, while still being expected to carry the brunt of unpaid labor at home. In turn, this leads to less time focused on annual checkups, mental health care, exercise, and more.
  • Understanding ADHD and your employees. Over the last decade, there has been an uptick in ADHD diagnosis — specifically among millennials. With millennials soon to make up 75 percent of the workforce, this behavioral condition can come at a cost to your business.

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April 2021

Stop the stigma: mental and financial health in your workplace

  • A financial solution that makes cents for your employees. Did you know 78 percent of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck? Even if your company is offering competitive salaries and benefit packages, bills and debts are constant for many — placing your employees in stressful financial situations.
  • In case you missed it: The COVID-19 vaccination and your employees. We know this new way of life can be daunting to navigate. That’s why as your health insurer, we’ve done the heavy lifting for everything you need to know about the COVID vaccine and your workplace.
  • How to spot (and stop) employee burnout. Burnout isn’t just the latest trending topic — it’s an occupational phenomenon that needs to be addressed. A whopping 2 out of 3 full-time workers are experiencing burnout on the job — and yes, it’s happening in your own workplace.

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March 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine and your employees: What you need to know

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February 2021

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’ve got COVID-19 vaccination information for you.

  • Keeping your employees healthy during a pandemic. From the masks we wear, reduced level of social interactions — the challenges of COVID-19 are too many to count. And, we’re starting to see there are grim statistics associated with you and your employees’ overall health and well-being.
  • The COVID-19 vaccination and your workforce. COVID-19 has not only claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, interrupted daily routines, events and social gatherings — we’ve seen COVID-19 take its toll on businesses of all sizes. The good news? There’s a light at the end of this dark tunnel with the FDA authorized vaccination.
  • Part I: Rethink your employees first day, culture edition. You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Once formed, a negative opinion is quite difficult to change. Likewise, an employee’s first day can make — or break — a new job.
  • Join us: Workplace well-being conversational series. You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Once formed, a negative opinion is quite difficult to change. Likewise, an employee’s first day can make — or break — a new job.

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January 2021

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021. Let's talk pandemic impact on behavioral health, millennials and more.

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