Everyone experiences stress from time to time. In fact, 79 percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their daily lives.
Whether it’s routine stress, traumatic stress or sudden stress brought on by a negative change like losing your job or developing an illness, these types of stress carry physical and mental health risks.
The Covid-19 pandemic also can cause stress in many ways for your employees. It's important to encourage your employees to find healthy activities to maintain their well-being.
So how should they, and you, relieve stress? Here are five simple ideas you can share around the office and put into action now.
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The coronavirus pandemic has made it more important than ever to disinfect and properly clean your home, office and car to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
There are many unknowns about the COVID-19 germ and the surfaces it lives on. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the average influenza virus can survive on surfaces and still infect a person for up to two to eight hours after being deposited on the surface.
Are you sure you have been cleaning and disinfecting the proper way?
If you’ve offered COBRA continuation coverage to former employees or their spouses, you know it can be an expensive option for them. Fortunately, short-term coverage can be an affordable alternative.
COBRA, which stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, is a federal law that guarantees employees who lose health coverage due to certain life events an opportunity to temporarily continue that coverage. Qualifying events include retirement, termination of employment (other than by reason of gross misconduct), reduction in hours, death or entitlement to Medicare benefits, divorce or legal separation from the covered employee and loss of dependent child status.
I have been involved in employee benefits for over 25 years now, both on the carrier and consulting sides of the business. My takeaway after decades of experience is how critical it is for small business owners to work with a benefits professional who can provide consistent, year-round service.
Service is what clients need and should expect from their consultants. A willingness to do whatever it takes to find the best health benefit options and put those health benefits in place is paramount.
Of course, there are challenges along the way.
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Founded in 1970, Allied National is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. As of June 2020, Allied National is a division of 90 Degree Benefits, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama company. We're the small group benefit experts working to provide unique and affordable group health benefits to small business employers.