How to Recognize Depression

Business associates sitting attentively at seminarDid you know that October 6–10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week and October 9 is National Depression Screening Day? With those important dates in mind, your clients (and their employees) may find the following tips on recognizing depression timely.

Information is provided by MHN – Health Net Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary.

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Helping Your Managers Manage

Looking to become leaders in their industryEffective managers are critical to an organization’s success. Managers must maintain and support both the technical performance and interpersonal relationships of their team members. Through these efforts, skilled managers can attract talent and boost performance, engagement and retention. An ineffective manager, on the other hand, can detract from departmental efficacy, significantly costing organizations money in turnover costs and missed opportunities for employee contribution.

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Update: Probationary Period – CA SB1034

California’s Limit on Waiting Periods (Probationary Periods)

As you may know, Governor Brown signed CA SB1034 into law on Friday, August 15, 2014. CA SB1034 repeals California’s stricter 60-day limit on waiting periods (in accordance with AB1083) and allows employers to follow the federal ACA’s 90-day waiting period limitation. CA SB1034 also prohibits insurers and health plans from imposing waiting periods, although the insurer or health plan may administer waiting period on behalf of the employer (as long as the employer’s waiting period does not exceed the ACA’s 90-day limit).

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Simple Tips for Healthy Aging

Make healthy aging possible

Tips for healthy agingHave you noticed that the numbers in the phone book seem to be getting smaller? Do you find it harder to get down on your knees to look under the bed—and to get up again?

There’s no question that age brings changes to our lives. And yes, some of them we’d prefer to avoid. Continue reading

Probationary Period Update – CA SB1034

California’s Limit on Waiting Periods (Probationary Periods) – CA SB1034 Signed into Law

As you may know, Governor Brown signed CA SB1034 into law on Friday, August 15, 2014. CA SB1034 repeals California’s stricter 60-day limit on waiting periods (in accordance with AB1083) and allows employers to follow the federal ACA’s 90-day waiting period limitation. CA SB1034 also prohibits insurers and health plans from imposing waiting periods, although the insurer or health plan may administer waiting period on behalf of the employer (as long as the employer’s waiting period does not exceed the ACA’s 90-day limit).

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Vacation Healthy Travel Checklist

Sharing their lives with each otherIt’s the last official holiday weekend of the summer.  From packing prescriptions to knowing where to access care away from home, it’s essential to take steps that will help ensure you have a vacation that maximizes both good times and good health.

 

With these win-win goals in mind, take a moment to review this healthy travel checklist before heading off for a Labor Day weekend getaway or your next longer vacation. Continue reading