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5 Ways to Beat Work-From-Home Burnout

If you’re working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and feeling burnt out, you’re not alone. According to a survey by Monster, an online employment platform, 69% of remote employees are experiencing burnout. What is burnout? According to the World Health Organization, you may have burnout if you experience: Increase exhaustion or energy depletion Decreased engagement

AIDS and HIV in the Workplace

AIDS and HIV in the Workplace With an increase in the number of employees contracting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-related complex, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), employers, assisted by federal law, must implement AIDS policies to ensure reasonable care is exercised toward employees in the workplace. The following material addresses AIDS-related issues, such as

CDC Says Masks Are No Longer Required in Most Settings for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

News Brief CDC Says Masks Are No Longer Required in Most Settings for Fully Vaccinated Individuals The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This long-awaited guidance loosens the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals, allowing them to stop wearing a mask in most settings.

Communicating With Employees About COVID – 19 Vaccines

Brought to you by the insurance professionals atGeorge Belcher Evans & Wilmer Communicating With Employees About COVID-19 Vaccines Employee communications related to the pandemic have played a major role in keeping employees safe and healthy while navigating operational changes and challenges. Now, the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines have become available after the Food and Drug Administration

Ergonomics

Video: https://gbewbenefits.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LWWW-Ergonomics.mp4 Transcript: If you’re feeling achy or in pain while at work, your workstation and posture may be to blame. Making sure your workspace is ergonomically appropriate, meaning it’s arranged to fit your specific needs, can help prevent unnecessary discomfort. What can you do? If you sit at a desk keep these two tips

FAQs Clarify COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Coverage

Transcript: Legal Update FAQs Clarify COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Coverage On Feb. 26, 2021 federal agencies issued FAQs to clarify health coverage requirements for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations. Health plans and issuers generally must cover COVID-19 diagnostic items and services without cost sharing. The FAQs explain that plans and issuers may not use medical

Heart Disease

Video: https://gbewbenefits.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LWWW-HeartDisease.mp4 Transcript: Do you know the leading cause of death for U.S. men and women? It’s heart disease. A term that refers to several different heart conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease causes one-in-four deaths annually, nearly 650,000 people. What Can You Do? In some cases, heart disease

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2021

Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable.  Plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2021—the

New Dietary Guidelines For Americans Released

Live Well, Work Well Health and wellness tips for your work, home and life—brought to you by the insurance professionals at George Belcher Evans & Wilmer NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS RELEASED The foods and beverages you consume have a significant impact on your health. Diet-related chronic diseases—such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2diabetes, obesity and

OSHA – Employer Responsibilities

Under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. This is a short summary of key employer responsibilities: Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act. Examine workplace conditions to make sure they

Protecting Yourself From the Delta Variant With a COVID-19 Vaccine

What Is the Delta Variant? As the country reopens, a surge in COVID-19 cases has occurred. According to the Centers for Disease Control data, this surge is primarily due to the Delta variant of COVID-19; it currently accounts for over 80% of new COVID-19 cases across the country, according to U.S. News. The Delta variant

Stimulus Bill Includes Ban on Surprise Medical Bills

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law. The Act includes a $900 billion coronavirus relief package that provides funding for unemployment benefits, direct economic payments to individuals, vaccine distribution and rental assistance. It also includes the No Surprises Act, a ban on surprise medical bills, which takes effect

Tips For Dealing With Self-Isolation

Transcript: COVID-19 is forcing many people to stay alone in their homes. Here are 6 ways to overcome the stress and anxiety that can come with self-isolation. Refrain from using drugs or alcohol as coping mechanisms. Keep a routine, especially for meals, sleep and exercise. Stay active with in-home exercises or short walks around your