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Building Employee Skills With Microlearning Addressing current and future skills gaps is a top workplace challenge for employers today. In addition, learning and development are key priorities for workers in today’s competitive labor market who may seek out a new employer if their current one does not offer the career development opportunities they desire. While …

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The Art of Mindful Eating Taking time to be mindful of your eating process and not focusing on restricting calories could enhance your awareness of the experience, improve your relationship with food and help you lose weight. Mindful eating can be an essential practice in today’s multitasking world. Multitasking while eating can lead to less …

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Early Preparation Is Crucial for 2023 Open Enrollment The job market is still dealing with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers are taking stock of their circumstances and considering which employment perks matter the most. Specifically, employees are increasingly more concerned about their physical and mental health, financial security and work-life balance than before …

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7 Easy Ways to Stretch Your Health Care Dollars You’ve probably noticed that your health care costs have risen steadily over the past few years. Of course, this trend can significantly impact your budget. Although it’s difficult to control all the factors contributing to these rising costs, stretching your health care dollars is easier than …

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The U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency The United States recently declared monkeypox a public health emergency (PHE). The announcement came during a briefing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The U.S. has confirmed thousands of cases of monkeypox in all but two states—Montana and Wyoming. The HHS’ PHE declaration …

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Managing Stress and Anxiety During Troubling Times Tuning into the news may be highly stressful or upsetting for many Americans. You are not alone if you’ve been experiencing stress or anxiety due to current events. Stress is part of everyday life, but it can be particularly heightened due to the news, current events or unfortunate …

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The Value of Primary Care Many people only think about going to the doctor’s office when they get sick or injured. However, even the healthiest adults need routine health care. A primary care provider is your main resource for routine health care services throughout your lifetime. Primary care incorporates several different kinds of health care …

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Combating Rising Benefits Costs During Periods of High Inflation The U.S. inflation rate has increased by 9.1% over the last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This has led to significant price increases across various consumer goods and employee benefits such as health insurance. In fact, health insurance costs have already risen for …

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988: America’s First Three-digit Mental Health Crisis Line The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) launched nationwide on July 16. Similar to dialing 911 for medical emergencies, people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call or text 988 and be connected immediately to trained counselors who will listen, provide support and connect people to …

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Proposed Overtime Rule Expected in October 2022 In its spring regulatory agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its plans to issue a proposed overtime rule in October 2022. According to the agency’s regulatory agenda, this proposed rule is expected to address how to implement the exemption of executive, administrative and professional employees from …

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