Preparing your workforce for a natural disaster

Sharing reform news with your clientsAs we’ve seen over the past few months, natural disasters can arrive unexpectedly or with merely a few days’ notice. When evaluating their preparedness programs, companies need to be sure to ask the right questions to ensure the safety of employees and the continuity of business operations. Continue reading

Health Net offers assistance for California fire victims and evacuees

Residents of a neighborhood sit by and watch a fire threaten their homes.

Health Net, Inc. is helping ensure that members of its subsidiaries who have lost their homes or been evacuated due to current wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Orange, Solano and Yuba counties have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and other services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma. Continue reading

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

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

Get Motivated!

Accomplish manWhether we want to lose weight, work more effectively or just get the laundry done, we’re all in need of a little motivation now and then. These days we all wear so many hats, both at home and in the workplace, that it’s easy to lose motivation for even the simplest tasks. Here are a few suggestions for keeping yourself at the top of your game. Continue reading