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Measuring Worksite Wellness
Gridiron Madness! Touchdowns, Tailgating and Disability Insurance for the Win
Workers need Coverage for Accidents both Straightforward and Strange
As School Bells Ring, Workers Should Study Up On Insurance Benefits
The Times of their Lives: Why Change Should Trigger Employee Life Insurance Reviews
A Shot in the Arm for American Businesses: Worker Vaccinations
Vacation Reading For Those Who Can’t Leave the Office Behind
Safety Awareness Month: Danger On and Off the Job
Summer’s Here – Make Sure Workers Don’t Get Burned

Measuring Worksite Wellness

Wellness programs come in all shapes and sizes.  From gym memberships and wellness newsletters to on-site fitness facilities and personal health coaching, an effective program can look very different depending on a company’s resources and the needs of its workforce.  New research from 3 rd annual Aflac WorkForces Report reveals a growing investment in company wellness programs, however many companies are struggling to effectively measure the impact of their programs. Especially as health care reform introduces new wellness provisions, results show an important gap in practice. Read the article.

Gridiron Madness! Touchdowns, Tailgating and Disability Insurance for the Win

Another summer is drawing to a close. For some, the passage of time is marked by multi-hued autumn leaves and bright yellow school buses. For others, fall means just one thing … It’s football season, people!

This year, two players dominate sporting news: Johnny Manziel, the Heisman-winning Texas A&M quarterback, and Jadeveon Clowney, the University of South Carolina defensive end and consensus No. 1 NFL draft pick. Manziel and Clowney have more in common than gridiron talent. They both recently purchased disability insurance, and the average worker should consider coverage too. Get the full story.

Workers need Coverage for Accidents both Straightforward and Strange

Accidents occur every second and affect all sorts of people. Whether it’s falling off the roof while stringing Christmas lights or slipping on a freshly mopped floor, stuff just happens. Google “freak accidents” and you’ll get thousands of examples, some chuckle-worthy in a “you’ve got to be kidding me” kind of way and others downright sad.

As an employer or broker, you have a vested interest in helping workers understand just how common accidents really are – and in ensuring they have access to disability insurance that goes to work in those unlucky moments. Get the full story.

As School Bells Ring, Workers Should Study Up On Insurance Benefits

The lazy days of summer are drawing to a close and kids are heading back to school. While many parents are waving goodbye at bus stops, others are fighting back tears as older kids move into college dorms and off-campus apartments.

Back-to-school is a natural time to help workers ensure they have the right amounts and types of insurance coverage. While their kids are settling into the new school year, parents should make sure their health, life, homeowner’s and auto coverage get passing grades. Get the full story.

The Times of their Lives: Why Change Should Trigger Employee Life Insurance Reviews

Summer means fun in the sun for kids, but it’s often a time of change for adults: new college graduates settle into their first “real” jobs, wedding bells ring, babies arrive and families move to new homes. All of this life-altering activity makes summer a good time for employers to communicate with employees about the importance of regular life and health insurance reviews.Read the story.

A Shot in the Arm for American Businesses: Worker Vaccinations

When you think about vaccines, you probably envision a child cringing at the sight of a needle. But adults should get their fair share of needling too. Vaccinations protect against illness, hospitalization and death. Employers should provide coverage for recommended vaccinations as part of their benefits plans. July is National Immunization Awareness month, so it’s a good time to ensure employer benefit plans cover immunizations. Read the article.

Vacation Reading For Those Who Can’t Leave the Office Behind

If you’re one of those people for whom a lounge chair and umbrella is merely an office with a better view, you’re probably not going to spend much vacation time engrossed in escapist beach reading. In fact, you’re likely to be surreptitiously answering emails and reading work communications when you think your family members aren’t looking. Good news: We have some vacation reading ideas for you. Read the article.

Safety Awareness Month: Danger On and Off the Job

Workload issues, boredom, interoffice squabbles – all are common at workplaces. But those issues are mundane compared to the challenges facing fishermen: The Bureau of Labor Statistics says fishing is the most dangerous job in America.

Even if workers aren’t headed for the high seas, smart business leaders keep employee well-being in mind. And June is National Safety Awareness Month – a good time for employers to consider whether their workplaces are safe and to consider adding short-term disability and accident insurance to their benefits packages. Read the article.

Summer’s Here – Make Sure Workers Don’t Get Burned

With the hot summer months upon us, Americans are soaking up the sun as they embark on beach vacations, host backyard barbecues and engage in outdoor activities with kids who’ve been sprung from their classrooms.

Many are slathering on sunscreen to avoid the hot, stinging sensation that accompanies sunburn, as well as to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet rays that lead to skin cancer. After all, the American Cancer Society reports that a whopping 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year, more than all other types of cancer combined. Read the article.