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

Text4baby Surpasses “One Million Users” Milestone

Text4Baby_social mediaText4baby, a free mobile information service that promotes both maternal and child health, reached an important milestone recently.

Since launching in 2010, Text4baby has proudly supported more than 1 million users – giving moms (and dads and partners) across the country important health and safety information, beginning with pregnancy and lasting through a baby’s first year.

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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