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25 minutes | a month ago
COVID-19... Where Do We Go From Here?
To require or not to require vaccinations? That is the question on every employer's mind. In this episode we're diving into how COVID-19 has and is still shaping the work world. Check out the International Foundation survey we reference in the episode: https://www.ifebp.org/store/Pages/covid-19-update-survey.aspx Read the International Foundation blog post on remote work policies: https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/remote-work-policy
28 minutes | 2 months ago
2020 Year In Review
2020 is almost over (whew!), so we’re taking a look back at the biggest benefits news headlines of the year. Plus we’ll let you know what to watch for in 2021. Check out the 2020 Employee Benefits Survey we reference throughout the episode at the link below. International Foundation members get a discount! https://www.ifebp.org/store/employee-benefits-survey/Pages/default.aspx
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Benefits are music to our ears, so in this episode we're pointing out the (maybe not-so-obvious) ties to employee benefits in our favorite songs. Plus the producers take the mic with a surprise for the hosts. Pop in your ear buds, push play and sing along! Check out the upcoming 2020 Employee Benefit Survey here: https://www.ifebp.org/research And the blog post we reference here: https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/when-disaster-strikes-employee-relief-options
8 minutes | 5 months ago
Benefits Bonus: Resilience - Readiness to Face Adversity
Talking Benefits host Julie Stich reads her recent blog post on worker resilience and how employers can help. Enroll in the International Foundation's mental health virtual conference at https://www.ifebp.org/mentalhealthandcovid Find more resources on mental health at https://www.ifebp.org/mentalhealthresources Read this and other great blog posts at www.ifebp.org/blog
20 minutes | 6 months ago
Virtual Open Enrollment
It's that time of year again (cue the ominous music)... but this year's open enrollment experience may be a lot different for some organizations. We talk about best practices and tips from our members on taking open enrollment to the digital world. Read the research report we refer to in this episode: www.ifebp.org/research Check out the Case Studies in Annual Open Enrollment virtual conference and all other IFEBP virtual conferences: www.ifebp.org/virtualconferences Become an International Foundation member today: www.ifebp.org/membership
5 minutes | 6 months ago
Benefits Bonus: CDC Report on Mental Health and COVID-19
Talking Benefits producer Rose Plewa reads her blog post on what mental health professionals are terming "the next pandemic" or the "third wave" of COVID-19. You can read this great blog post and many others at blog.ifebp.org.
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Sleep A To ZZZ
We all know sleep is important, but not everyone gets their full eight hours each night. In this episode we talk about why employers should care about their workers' sleep habits and how they can help them log some more zzz's.
5 minutes | 7 months ago
Benefits Bonus: Don't Forget Your EAP
Talking Benefits host Julie Stich talks about why EAPs may be one of your organization's most vital assets in the wake of COVID-19. You can read the full blog post at blog.ifebp.org
11 minutes | 8 months ago
Benefits Bonus: Strong Organizations - Your Role in Diversity and Inclusion
The world has changed. Over the past few weeks, we’ve experienced a dramatic shift in conversation—Organizational leaders are working to find how these discussions become part of our day-to-day work. Talking Benefits Producer Stacy Van Alstyne gives her take on a recent webcast put hosted by the International Foundation. You can watch the webcast at www.ifebp.org/webcast
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Talking COVID19 Impact On Worker Psychology
Many employees are being called back to the workplace as states begin to lift their COVID-19 regulations. We discuss how that weighs on the minds of workers and what employers can do to make the transition a bit easier.
7 minutes | 9 months ago
Benefits Bonus: How and Why to Support The Mental Health Of Your Employees
This is a Benefits Bonus – an extra bite-sized episode to bring you some added benefits content between our regular episodes. Read the blog post on which this Bonus Benefits episode is based here: https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/support-the-mental-health-of-employees
18 minutes | 9 months ago
Talking COVID-19 Impact on Health Plans
We're continuing our COVID-19 series and in this episode we talk about how the pandemic is impacting employer-sponsored health plans. Find a link to the survey mentioned in this episode and many more coronavirus-related resources at www.ifebp.org/coronavirus
13 minutes | 9 months ago
Talking COVID-19 Impact on Retirement Plans
We're back after our brief hiatus with a new COVID-19 series. This episode we talk about how the pandemic is impacting employer-sponsored retirement plans. Find a link to the survey mentioned in this episode and many more coronavirus-related resources at www.ifebp.org/coronavirus Discover the magic of compounding for yourself! Watch the video Anne mentioned here: https://youtu.be/vkzXoJkpk_Y And check out this video outlining several of the items we discussed in this episode: https://youtu.be/38JbZwFTXq4
41 minutes | a year ago
Benefits On The Big Screen
Its award show season and we're asking the same burning question you are - why aren't employee benefits represented on the big screen?! This episode we dive into how the characters in our favorite 2019 flicks could have utilized their employee benefits. So grab some popcorn and hit play!
29 minutes | a year ago
2019 Year In Review
2019 is almost over, so we're taking a look back at the biggest benefits news headlines of the year. Plus we'll let you know what to watch out for in 2020.
31 minutes | a year ago
Tapping into Spinal Health
Musculoskeletal medical claims (try saying that three times fast!) have risen to the top of the list of most costly conditions for employers. Why? What can you do? We talk to a chiropractor and offer solutions to CRACK down on your claims costs (see what we did there?).
16 minutes | a year ago
Stigma and Mental Health
Even though our culture is opening up about mental health, the stigma persists. We talk about how employers can start to break down the barriers and help their employees deal with mental health issues. Want to read the blog post we referenced in the episode? Click the link below. https://blog.ifebp.org/index.php/support-the-mental-health-of-employees
24 minutes | a year ago
Encore: Your Open Enrollment Questions Answered
Open enrollment season is here! We're bringing back our most popular episode for an encore. This episode is sure to answer your burning questions about this crazy time of year!
34 minutes | 2 years ago
It's back to school season, which means many are taking out student loans. We talk about why employers should care and what they can do to ease the burden for employees.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Summer is here and that means shorts and tanks. But what about in the office? We're talking relaxed dress code, early outs, biking to work and other summer benefits and policies companies are putting in to place as they put on their shades.
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