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National Health Observances for October 2021

National Health Observances for October 2021. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breast. Research estimates that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her life. Men are at a lesser risk, making up only 1% of breast cancer patients.

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National Health Observances for August 2021

(9 days ago) National Health Observances for August 2021. National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccines protect against deadly diseases like tuberculosis, measles and the flu. Unfortunately, not everyone can receive the protection of a vaccine (like individuals with compromised immune systems), which makes it even more critical to receive vaccinations if

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5 Strategies for Reducing Health Benefits Costs in 2022

(1 days ago) 5 Strategies for Reducing Health Benefits Costs in 2022. DOWNLOAD NOW . 5 Strategies for Reducing Health Benefits Costs in 2022 For the past two decades, health costs have increased each year. This happens for a variety of reasons, such as inflation or, say, a global pandemic. With that in mind, employers can bank on prices going up in 2022.

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National Health Observances for June 2021

(7 days ago) National Health Observances for June 2021. Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that progressively erodes memory and creates behavioral problems. It currently affects an estimated 5.5 million people, with the vast majority being age 65 or older. However, the true number of undiagnosed cases is unknown.

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National Health Observances for July 2021

(7 days ago) National Health Observances for July 2021. National Cord Blood Awareness Month. The blood collected inside the umbilical cord after delivering a healthy baby is called cord blood. This leftover blood is rich with valuable stem cells, which can help in a variety of applications. July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month, meaning now is the

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Live Well, Work Well: October 2021

(8 days ago) Health experts warn that since fewer people developed immunity to the previous year’s flu strains, more people could be susceptible to influenza this year. With emerging variants of coronavirus spreading across the United States and traditional flu season ramping up, …

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OSHA States COVID-19 is a Recordable Illness

(Just Now) OSHA States COVID-19 is a Recordable Illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance to help employers prepare their workplaces for an outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this week — along with a reminder that any incidents of employees contracting the novel coronavirus at work are recordable illnesses, subject to the same rules and failure-to-record …

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CDC Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

(9 days ago) Please contact your local health department for more information on COVID-19 vaccination in your area. Vaccine Distribution Phase 1a. The CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to health care personnel and long-term care facility residents. Prioritizing the vaccination of these individuals is referred to as Phase 1a.

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National Health Observances for March 2020

(8 days ago) National Health Observances for March 2020. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It affects all races and genders, but it’s especially threatening for those ages 50 and older. The good news is that regular screenings can help prevent the majority of cases.

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National Health Observances for July 2021

(7 days ago) National Health Observances for July 2021. The blood collected inside the umbilical cord after delivering a healthy baby is called cord blood. This leftover blood is rich with valuable stem cells, which can help in a variety of applications. July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month, meaning now is the time to learn about this critical resource.

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National Health Observances for August 2020

(9 days ago) National Health Observances for August 2020. Vaccines are modern miracles. They protect us against deadly diseases like tuberculosis, measles and the flu. Unfortunately, not everyone can receive the protection of a vaccine (like individuals with compromised immune systems), which makes it even more critical to receive vaccinations if you can.

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5 Strategies for Reducing Health Benefits Costs in 2022

(7 days ago) Health plans with savings components are becoming more popular each year. That’s because these tax-advantaged savings accounts empower employees to control their own spending and improve their health literacy. The accounts include health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and others.

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National Health Observances for September 2020

(2 days ago) Public health officials have declared childhood obesity as an epidemic. Overweight children are at a much greater risk for health problems now and in the future than children who are within a healthy weight range. The longer a child remains overweight, the greater the risk for developing serious long-term health problems like Type 2 diabetes

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Webinar: The Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement

(6 days ago) The individual coverage HRA (ICHRA) is a health benefit for employers of all sizes. Join us for a webinar to learn how to gain complete control over your health benefits budget. The webinar will be led by Doug Moore of Seubert’s Employee Benefits Division.

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National Health Observances for February 2021

(7 days ago) National Health Observances for February 2021. Your heart is one of the hardest-working muscles in your body, but all that work can take a toll. Not treating your body right can quickly lead to serious heart issues, like heart disease. In fact, heart disease is one of the leading killers in the United States, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths

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Health Care Risk Advisor Newsletter

(2 days ago) The health care industry uses five different categories of products, each of which has its own distinct supply chain (e.g., pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical devices, medical supplies and blood). The failure of any of these chains could damage the health care system.

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5 Ways to Support Employees’ Mental Health

(3 days ago) Provide Mental Health Training for Managers. One of the most significant problems hindering mental health support at work is the stigma that surrounds mental health. Despite the recent moves in society toward destigmatizing mental health, issues still persist. To ensure that no stigma surrounding mental health exists at your organization, it

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5 Ways to Support Employees’ Mental Health

(3 days ago) An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and includes their emotional and social well-being. While mental health

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5 Ways to Support Employees’ Mental Health

(3 days ago) Provide Mental Health Training for Managers. One of the most significant problems hindering mental health support at work is the stigma that surrounds mental health. Despite the recent moves in society toward destigmatizing mental health, issues still persist. To ensure that no stigma surrounding mental health exists at your organization, it

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Protecting the Health and Safety of Temporary Workers

(4 days ago) Protecting the Health and Safety of Temporary Workers. According to the American Staffing Association, there are roughly 17 million temporary and contract workers in the United States. With temporary workers making up a large portion of the workforce, it’s imperative that their health and safety be made a priority. It is the joint

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OSHA States COVID-19 is a Recordable Illness

(4 days ago) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance to help employers prepare their workplaces for an outbreak of COVID-19

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Protecting the Health and Safety of Temporary Workers

(4 days ago) Protecting the Health and Safety of Temporary Workers. According to the American Staffing Association, there are roughly 17 million temporary and contract workers in the United States. With temporary workers making up a large portion of the workforce, it’s imperative that their health and safety be made a priority. It is the joint

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5 Ways to Support Employees’ Mental Health

(3 days ago) Provide Mental Health Training for Managers. One of the most significant problems hindering mental health support at work is the stigma that surrounds mental health. Despite the recent moves in society toward destigmatizing mental health, issues still persist. To ensure that no stigma surrounding mental health exists at your organization, it

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Encouraging Employees to Use Telehealth Services

(4 days ago) According to a survey from FAIR Health, there was a 4,347% increase nationally in telehealth utilization from March 2019 to March 2020. In addition, many providers and hospitals are encouraging patients to utilize telehealth services instead of coming to the office or hospital for non-life-threatening care.

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OSHA States COVID-19 is a Recordable Illness

(4 days ago) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance to help employers prepare their workplaces for an outbreak of COVID-19

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National Health Observances for August 2020

(9 days ago) National Health Observances for August 2020. National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccines are modern miracles. They protect us against deadly diseases like tuberculosis, measles and the flu. Unfortunately, not everyone can receive the protection of a vaccine (like individuals with compromised immune systems), which makes it even more

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Benefits Buzz: March 2021

(4 days ago) Benefits Buzz: March 2021 . Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs).. Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPs. The Notice is intended to clarify the application of special rules for health

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Benefits Buzz: May 2021

(8 days ago) On April 2, 2021, the DOL, Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury jointly issued FAQs to clarify these amendments. In particular, the CAA requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to conduct comparative analyses of the nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) used for medical and surgical benefits as compared to

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Benefits Buzz: March 2021

(4 days ago) Benefits Buzz: March 2021 . Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs).. Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPs. The Notice is intended to clarify the application of special rules for health

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Benefits Buzz: March 2020

(4 days ago) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published a final rule increasing the civil monetary penalties for violations of laws enforced by HHS, including the HIPAA privacy and security rules. HHS is required to adjust these penalties for inflation each year to improve their effectiveness and maintain their deterrent effect.

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Benefits Buzz: June 2021

(9 days ago) Benefits Buzz: June 2021. HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2022. On May 10, 2021, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2022. The IRS is required to publish these limits by June 1 of each year. Eligible individuals with self-only HDHP coverage will be able to …

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Benefits Buzz: March 2021

(Just Now) Benefits Buzz: March 2021 . Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs).. Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPs. The Notice is intended to clarify the application of special rules for health

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