New Year. New Decade. A New Journey.

Posted January 14, 2020 with 0 comments

With the advent of the new year in this new decade, it is an exciting time for Health Action Council. Looking back on all that our consortium has accomplished — improvements in quality of care, expanding our group purchasing programs, extending our reach across all 50 states — it is a time to reflect on these and many other successes. It’s also a time to prepare for the future, to strategize how to capitalize on our success, and to focus on growth for the betterment of the entire group.

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The Status Quo for the New Decade

Posted December 11, 2019 with 0 comments

It tends to get overlooked that employer-sponsored health coverage is actually compensation. Like a salary or paid time off, it’s a component of the total monetary and non-monetary pay we provide employees in exchange for work performed. Though it may not register on our employee’s radar as such, on our spreadsheets, that dollar amount sits very clearly as the second biggest number behind salary and/or an hourly wage. And that number never seems to stop growing.

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4 Ways Employers Can Support Employee Caregivers

Posted November 18, 2019 with 0 comments

The holiday season is here and most of us are eagerly finalizing plans to spend time with our families and friends. As time with loved ones is a quintessential marker of the holidays, there are many Americans spending the entire calendar year making plans and allocating resources for family members. 

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Preventing Harm

Posted November 14, 2019 with 0 comments

We expect our doctors and nurses to follow best practices for the safety and care of our employees. The time has come for our employees to learn best practices on patient safety.

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Suicide in the Workplace: What Leaders Need to Know

Posted November 1, 2019 with 0 comments

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the third leading cause of death among adults.

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The Sober Curious Crowd

Posted October 8, 2019 with 0 comments

The circumstances where one lives, works, grows, and ages may compel one of our employees to eat right, avoid drugs and alcohol, and exercise five nights a week; another’s circumstances may drive them to alcohol and a night on the couch the second they leave the workplace. Such a dichotomy demonstrates the challenge we face trying to tailor programs across our diverse populations. As such, we’re always on the lookout for new solutions.  

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The Story of Open Enrollment

Posted September 12, 2019 with 0 comments

We discover that employees on average spend about 18 minutes enrolling on their benefits selection and typically wait until the end of enrollment to do so. And we’re left scratching our heads, wondering what we could’ve done better.   

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Supporting Catastrophe

Posted August 14, 2019 with 0 comments

A catastrophe is any unexpected event that causes great suffering or damage. When you learn of a new illness for one of your employees, do you have the capacity to set them up with an advocate or a care navigator to help direct them to appropriate, quality care? What do we do in these situations?

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Why Financial Wellness is Critical

Posted July 31, 2019 with 0 comments

According to Empyrean Benefits Solutions’ Financial Wellness Success: How You Can Help Employees Take Control of Their Health and Wealth, financial wellness is gaining popularity in the realm of employee benefits, and both employees and businesses are starting to take notice.

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2019 Benefit Trends Report

Posted July 22, 2019 with 0 comments

"This year's data shows that benefits matter more than ever - and that strengthening people's connection to their benefits is the key to unloacking positive outcomes for both employees and employers."

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