Mental Health

ADA: What Employers Need to Know

ADA: What Employers Need to Know

What do long COVID, DEI, neurodiversity, mental health and wellness programs all have in common? They are all points of consideration when employing individuals with disabilities. In the latest Talking… Read more >

How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

Increasingly, U.S. and Canadian plan sponsors are offering gender affirmation and gender reassignment benefits as a way to attract and retain top talent, improve mental health outcomes, and foster a… Read more >

COVID-19 Creates Shift in Mental Health Benefits Over Past Two Years

In less than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new mental health challenges or intensified existing issues for workers across the United States and Canada. Organizations are expanding and… Read more >

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

As I wrote in my blog on empathetic leadership, one positive emerging from the pandemic is that it has refocused attention on human needs—from health and wellness, to financial security…. Read more >

Using Mental Health Apps as Part of Your Employee Wellness Strategy

Using Mental Health Apps as Part of Your Employee Wellness Strategy

Digital mental health tools have been growing in popularity, especially as plans and organizations navigate lockdowns and remote work arrangements that have kept employees apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many… Read more >

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

From traditional employee assistance programs (EAPs) to bots that use artificial intelligence, the range of options to address worker mental health challenges has grown. What should employers and plan sponsors… Read more >

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

A new report released today by the International Foundation, Employee Benefits in a COVID-19 World—One Year Update, provides a snapshot of the latest COVID-19 workplace issues including the future of… Read more >

How Have Women Been Challenged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

How Have Women Been Challenged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

“How can I work and take care of my kids? I don’t have any childcare right now.” “Sorry, honey, but you’ll have to wait until after this Zoom call.” “I… Read more >