Employees and employers rarely discuss the caregiving responsibilities at home that can affect their performance at work. Yet, one out of every six U.S. employees is an informal caregiver outside of the workplace for a family member or friend. How can an employer start the conversation with their workforce about work-life balance and promote caregiving benefits?
In the wake of the testimony given by Cheryl DeMars last year, Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for ideas for legislation he will introduce to control health care costs. Health care costs are a growing burden on taxpayers, employers and family budget. Now is the time to share your ideas about ways to relieve that burden.
Simple, easy-to-do strategies can help you get out of your own head and in touch with your body so you can quickly regain a sense of well-being. Cara Bradley demonstrated these “self-care mini wins” with the audience at The Monona Terrace on Jan. 15 during The Alliance Learning Circle on Wellness & Caregiving Benefits: Healthy Minds, Healthy Employees, Healthy Company.
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012, health care providers, insurers and employers have been closely monitoring congressional and executive action to forecast the future of the law and its many provisions. The Dec. 14, 2018 ruling by a federal district court judge in Texas, Reed O’Connor, once again throws judicial action into the forefront of that mix.
Now that 2018 is drawing to a close, it’s time to take a look at the topics that captured employers’ attention at events and on our website.
For employees caring for their aging parents, a flexible and supportive workplace can make the difference between an engaged employee and one who is deeply distracted by the daily demands of caregiving.