The employee morale bone is connected to the productivity bone. So – as a business owner – it’s in your best interests to make your workplace synonymous with smiles. But how do you up the happiness quotient without breaking the bank? Continue reading
Summer is prime time for grilling up memorable meals. To help ensure that those memories are of the thumps-up variety, following is smorgasbord of grilling tips and tricks. This article is mainly for meat-eaters, but you can apply many of these same tips to grilling vegetables or tofu, too. Continue reading
The waiting – or probationary – period is the period of time set by an employer before coverage becomes effective for a new employee enrolling into the group’s health benefit coverage. Group health plans and health insurance carriers that offer group coverage may not apply a waiting period that exceeds 90 days. California law sets the limit at 60 calendar days (AB1083).
Regardless of what goods or services your company provides, a key component of any successful business is maintaining a happy and productive workforce. To achieve that overarching goal, you need to know what makes your employees tick. Continue reading
If you asked the average business owner to list the top 10 components that contribute to a company’s profitability, chances are good that the words “mutual respect” wouldn’t make the cut. But they should, because a business that places a priority on mutual respect is likely to see bottom-line benefits in the form of increased employee loyalty, productivity, and a fundamental desire to help the organization succeed. Continue reading
Every year, injuries from fireworks—often burns to the hands and face—send thousands of Americans to hospital emergency departments. And while Independence Day is the most popular time for fireworks, people set them off at other times too, making fireworks a year-round safety concern. Continue reading
Are sand and surf your favorite turf? If so, you’re probably like many of your employees planning their 4th of July weekend and perhaps a trip to the shore. To help keep the beach bunnies and surfer dudes in your circle safe: Continue reading
A message from Bruce Anderson, Chief Ethics Officer
While we expect that all of our co-workers will demonstrate the same, stated values, there are times when conflicts arise. An example might be, if you find yourself in a situation where you are expected to “just hit the numbers” instead of following the policy and procedure. When you find yourself in such a situation, here are three ideas on how to approach what to do next. Continue reading
Taking it easy is one of the best parts about a vacation. But while the rest and scenery may do you some good, the same can’t always be said of the food—especially when you’re driving to your destination. Think empty-calorie, gas station munchies.
And that could spell trouble when you’re watching your waistline or trying to eat a healthy diet. Share these tips with your employees and encourage healthy travels. Continue reading
With June being Men’s Health Month, Health Net, Inc. is working to educate men regarding the importance of being screened for colorectal cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer among men.
Regular colorectal cancer screenings are critical. Please encourage your male employees to get their screening, and share this information with them. Continue reading