Absenteeism: When it’s more than calling in sick

Sick LeaveOccasional absences from work are unavoidable; people get sick or injured, have to take care of others, or need time during business hours to handle personal business. Excessive absenteeism, however, can present a real challenge to employers.

Absenteeism is defined as the habitual pattern of absence from the workplace. It costs U.S. companies billions of dollars each year. 1 Continue reading

June Webinar: Health Net’s Wellness Tools for Members and Prospective Members

Taking charge of your health and making informed decisions are important steps toward successful and long-term well-being. In June, Health Net will offer a live call/webinar geared to help increase your awareness of all the wellness resources, tools and support you have available as a Health Net member. The Health Net’s Wellness Tools for Members and Prospective Members webinar can help you begin an active health-oriented routine and send you on your way to living a healthier life. Continue reading

Behavioral Health Issues Continue to Vex Employers

Businesspeople sitting and talkingWith one in five people in the U.S. dealing with a mental health situation on a daily basis,1 many employers continue to struggle with the best ways to address mental health issues in the workplace. May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good time to take stock of behavioral health care services available to employees. Continue reading

Webinar: Matters of the Heart – Learning the Signs, Symptoms and Prevention of Heart Disease

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Improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans and reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke are primary goals of the American Heart Association (AHA). This May, Health Net is partnering with the AHA to present a live call/webinar titled Matters of the Heart: Learning the Signs, Symptoms and Prevention of Heart Disease.

The Webinar will help you learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke, and how to manage blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight to decrease risk for heart disease.

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Rethinking Drinking

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Many of us enjoy a drink now and then, but drinking too much can endanger your health and safety, as well as the safety of others. National Alcohol Awareness Month is a good opportunity to start “rethinking your drinking.” Continue reading