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Chronic Stress, Workplace Well-Being, and Preventing Burnout

(This article, sponsored by HealthTrust, is provided as part of our collaboration with LifeResources, provider of our Employee Assistance Program to HealthTrust Member Groups that offer HealthTrust medical coverage.)

How many of us have thought to ourselves or uttered aloud, “It’s been more than a year and a half, and we’re still dealing with COVID”?

Important Tips for Employee Benefits Bargaining

Managing employee benefit plans in a collective bargaining environment can be challenging for both employers and unions.  It is important to work with your benefit providers to access their support, resources and expertise early in the negotiation process.  Keep education at the forefront of the process so that all parties have a comprehensive understanding of current benefits and any potential benefit options.  It is important to know before a contract is finalized which benefits are available and can be implemented by your provider.

Valuable Tips to Educate Your Employees about Benefits

Are your employees getting the most from their coverage plan? Providing a comprehensive benefits package is one of the most important things you can do as an employer, but you want to be sure to educate your employees so they understand their benefits and the resources available to help them stay healthy. 

The Corigen Medication Safety Program: Personalized Medicine for Safe, Effective Drug Prescriptions

Medications don’t work the same for everyone. An individual's unique genetic makeup, health conditions, and lifestyle are all factors in how they will respond to a particular medication.

Workplace Wellness Trends for 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to pivot and rethink how and where we work.  With many workplaces going remote, employees’ homes turned into offices, schools and daycare centers.  The thought of offering wellness programs for employees simply fell to the bottom of the list for many employers. 

HR REPORT: Paid Family Leave in New Hampshire? A Look at the Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan

Employees generally take “family leave” from their jobs when they need time away to care for a sick family member or to care for a newborn child, and “sick leave” or “medical leave” when they are sick themselves. In New Hampshire, employers are not required to provide employees with paid family or sick leave – employees may be entitled to 12 weeks of job-protected family and medical leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), but that leave is unpaid.

Q&A on ACA (Affordable Care Act)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is not intended as and does not constitute legal or tax advice. Questions regarding your specific circumstances should be addressed to your legal, tax or other professional advisors.

Q: What are the new IRS Reporting Requirements for Employers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and why are they necessary?