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

June webinar: Health Net’s wellness tools for members and prospective members

man woman laptopTaking 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

Local farmers markets serve up treasures

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From farm to table.

It’s a popular phrase nowadays that makes anything it’s referring to sound better. You just know that honey straight from a nearby farm is going to be tasty. The same goes for any of the plentiful, in-season produce that’s brought right from the field to you at a farmers market. Continue reading

Webinar: Matters of the Heart – Learning the Signs, Symptoms and Prevention of Heart Disease

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Improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke are a primary goal of the American Heart Association (AHA). This May, Health Net is partnering with the AHA to present a live call/webinar titled Matters of the Heart: Learning the Signs, Symptoms and Prevention of Heart Disease. The Webinar will help you learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke, and how to manage blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight to decrease risk for heart disease.  Continue reading