What President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers
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What President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers

President Joe Biden’s administration is continuing its efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the deadly coronavirus Delta variant. Recently, the White House ordered all federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, the government is imposing a similar requirement on private employers. The move is estimated to affect over…

Open Enrollment 2022—Benefit Notices
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Open Enrollment 2022—Benefit Notices

Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans’ open enrollment periods. Some of these notices must be provided at open enrollment time, such as the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). Other notices, such as the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) notice, must be distributed…

Healthiest Employer: GadellNet Consulting Services
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Healthiest Employer: GadellNet Consulting Services

Congratulations to our client GadellNet Consulting Services, a managed service provider offering IT solutions, for placing second on St. Louis Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers List for employers with 100 – 499 employees! The Healthiest Employers Awards recognizes companies that commit to making wellness a priority and proactively shape the health of their employees. This year,…

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Fully Approved by FDA
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Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Fully Approved by FDA

On Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. It is the first full approval of any coronavirus vaccine in the United States. The other vaccines, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, are still available under emergency use authorization (EUA) granted by the FDA. The Moderna…

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety
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Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

When anxious, you tend to take rapid, shallow breaths from the chest. Chest breathing can result in increased heart rate, dizziness and muscle tension. During abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing, you instead take even deep breaths, which reduces the amount of work your body needs to do to breathe. If you’re feeling breathless because of anxiety,…

Why Exercise?
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Why Exercise?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of U.S. adults don’t get the physical activity they need to reduce their risk of and prevent chronic conditions. Moreover, getting enough physical activity can help prevent 1 in 10 premature deaths.  Why is exercise important? Research shows that those who are physically…

Results-Oriented Wellness Programs
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Results-Oriented Wellness Programs

When implemented successfully, workplace wellness programs can reduce health care costs, increase employee productivity and reduce absenteeism. While some wellness programs encourage participation, others are results-oriented, meaning employees are encouraged to meet certain health goals or metrics. At American Health & Wellness, health coaches and integrated nutritionists design wellness strategies tailored to meet the needs…

What the Delta Variant Means for Return-to-Work Mask Policies
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What the Delta Variant Means for Return-to-Work Mask Policies

With a growing percentage of the United States population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many localities and, in turn, employers, have eased mask mandates and policies. However, due to the spread of an emerging variant of coronavirus known as Delta, these policies may still need updating, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has…