Episodes tagged: Benefits


Weight Loss Proves Costly: More Companies Drop Coverage for Popular Drugs

In this episode Steve discusses how more self-insured organizations are dropping employee coverage of popular weight-loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic.

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Company-Sponsored Health Plans Reluctant to Cover Ozempic for Weight Loss

In this episode Steve discusses how many employer-sponsored health care plans are reluctant to cover Ozempic and other weight loss treatment drugs for their employees.

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The Financial Health Crisis in the American Workforce, 58% Living Check to Check

In this episode Steve shares new data on the financial health crisis impacting over half of the US workforce.

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Employee Financial Health Should Continue to be a Priority for Organizations

In this episode Steve discusses the latest data on employee financial wellbeing, and some ways that employer provided benefits can help with this challenge.

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Using Benefits Design to Drive Improvements to Employee Experience

In this episode Steve shares some key highlights from the 21st Annual MetLife U.S. Employee Benefits Trend Study on how benefits impacts the overall employee experience.

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Why Should Organizations Include Adoptive Families in Employee Benefit Programs?

This week, we met with Rita Soronen from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to learn more about how organizations can support adoptive families.

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Walmart Increases Wages and Benefits to Retain and Attract Truck Drivers

In this episode Steve shares how Walmart is increasing pay and benefits to attract and retain truck drivers for its 12,000 strong private fleet.

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Meeting the Wellbeing Needs of Your Employees featuring Unum

This week, we met with Polly Nicholas from Unum to discuss the leave and wellness revolution and how caring for your employees has taken on a whole new power.

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HR Happy Hour on Alexa – Episode 363

In this episode Steve reviews some end of 2021 labor market data and shares information for a December 16, 2021 webinar partnering with Lyra Health on employee mental health trends for 2021 – find details and register here.

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HR Happy Hour 487 – The State of Employee Benefits

This week we were joined by Misty Guinn, Director of Customer Advocacy at Benefitfocus to talk about the state of Employee Benefits.

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