Encourage Employees to Share Four Wheels or Pedal Two

biking guyWith the price of gas even less predictable than the average teenager’s mood, there’s no better time to hop aboard the ridesharing and biking bandwagon.

 

Employers especially should be encouraging these modes of transportation. That’s because workers who rideshare are likely to: Continue reading

Deskercise! Stop Sitting and Start Moving

woman at deskThere’s mounting scientific evidence that sitting throughout the day – which millions of Americans do at work – can lead to a variety of health problems. In fact, excessive sitting is linked to 34 chronic diseases and conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as colon, breast, and endometrial cancers.

The bottom line is simple: sit less, move more. Continue reading

Making the Most of Social Media for Small Businesses

business people with tabletConsidering that Facebook has now existed for more than 10 years, it’s not surprising to learn that the vast majority of U.S. small businesses – some 81 percent – currently tap Facebook and other social-media platforms to market their goods and services.

Thus, the question at this juncture in the evolution of social media isn’t “Have small businesses embraced social media?”  Continue reading

Just Say No to These Summer Foods

fair food 2Summer is the season of catching rays, waves, and generally spending as many waking hours as possible outdoors. Summer also is the season in which food frequently takes center stage and, although many of these edibles are unquestionably yummy, they’re additionally capable of breaking the calorie bank, while simultaneously scoring extremely low on the good-for-your-health meter. Continue reading

Honoring National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Business associates sitting attentively at seminarIn 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives named July “Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month,” with the aim of improving access to, and increasing awareness of, mental health treatment for multicultural communities. Health Net provides the following tips to help employers and companies promote good mental health in the workplace for diverse employee populations.

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Supreme Court ACA Ruling: Key Takeaways

Healthcare-reform-flag-stethscope-iStock_12474320l-300x199The United States Supreme Court ruling upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies in federal-exchange states was made public on June 25, as only one of two cases released on this almost-final day of the court’s term. With its 6-3 decision, the court preserved the structure of the Affordable Care Act. Here are key takeaways of the decision.

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Make this a Sunscreen-Smart Summer

beachAlthough sunscreen has been a summer staple for years now, the majority of Americans are sunscreen slackers. In fact, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 14.3 percent of men regularly reach for the sunscreen. While women do better at 29.9 percent, they’re not exactly setting sunscreen-use records. Continue reading

Health Net’s Program Tools for Members

woman_Child_computerTaking charge of your health and making informed decisions are important investments towards successful long-term wellbeing. Even when you are feeling fine, it is important to take preventive measures to help manage your health and identify potential health risks.

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to individuals that will increase awareness on what wellness resources, tools and support you have available to you as a Health Net member to help you live a healthy life. This webinar is offered to all Health Net members as well as non-Health Net insured individuals.

Feel free to share this information with your employees!

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Ka-Pow! A Reminder on Fireworks Safety

Unknown-2On the Fourth of July each year, night skies across America erupt in bursts of dazzling fireworks’ masterpieces, punctuated by oohs and aahs of appreciation. This annual Independence Day spectacle, however, also brings with it thousands of injuries – many of which are severe – some even fatal. But with a little precaution and attention, you can prevent these. Continue reading