This December we cover how to safely navigate the holidays with Omicron, the latest vaccine mandate for NYS, paid leave laws, and other info benefits professionals need to know now!
With Omicron Looming Over the Holidays, Here's How to Stay Safe

Scientists say it's still too soon to know whether the omicron variant causes more or less severe disease, though early evidence does suggest it's better at evading the immune system than previous strains. Also, omicron has raised several red flags that suggest it could be the most transmissible variant yet.
Omicron and the Holidays: 6 Ways to Stay Safe

World Health Organization (WHO) officials say the safety measures used to combat other Covid-19 variants throughout the pandemic should also adequately protect against omicron— but for the holiday season in particular, experts have offered six specific considerations for staying safe.
The New Vaccine Mandate for New York City Employers: What We Know, What We Expect, and What Employers Should Do Now

On December 6, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City would be adding new rules and requirements for vaccination against COVID-19, including a “universal” vaccine mandate affecting all private employers—about 184,000 entities doing business in the city.
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NYS Leave Time Fact Sheet

The following information discusses the obligations of private employers in the state of New York and City of New York to provide their employees with leave.

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Winter Safety

During extremely cold weather, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Learn how to prepare for winter storms, prevent cold temperature-related health problems, and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.
Remote Work Should Be (Mostly) Asynchronous

Digital transformation should be a means to an end, but it often gets mistaken for an end in itself. This is partly why 70% of all digital transformation efforts fail — because they’re done purely for the sake of going digital without full consideration of the bigger picture.
Virtual Therapy vs. In-Person Therapy

Virtual therapy continues to gain popularity after a massive increase during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The convenience of connecting to therapy from home provides access for many with limited options. On the other hand, the neutral space of a therapist's office takes you away from daily life, offering a more focused environment.
Employers Strengthen Paid Leave Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers announced changes to their paid leave policies to ensure more workers have access to paid leave and to reduce the risk of workers coming to work sick. This data note presents findings from the 2021 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey on the share of workers who are employed by firms that began offering or expanded their paid leave benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Creating a Caregiver-Friendly Culture: Not Sure Where to Start?
Check out NEBGH's new online, user-friendly toolkit. You’ll find an employer self-assessment, the results of a benchmarking survey, checklists, fact sheets and more – you can even compare popular digital caregiving solutions!
Behavioral Health Treatment Helps Reduce Total Cost of Care, New Evernorth Analysis Finds | Cigna Newsroom

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Nov. 16, 2021 – New research released today by Evernorth, Cigna Corporation’s health services business, shows that when people with a diagnosed behavioral condition receive treatment, total health care costs decrease. The analysis revealed that behavioral health treatment in an outpatient setting, such as a psychologist’s office or virtual visits, leads to fewer emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations, decreasing costs by up to $1,377 per person in one year and up to $3,109 per person over two years.

“The findings are ground-breaking, and demonstrate there is immense opportunity to help people throughout a lifelong mental health journey,” said Eva Borden, president of Evernorth Behavioral Health. “Behavioral outpatient care is a vital tool that helps a person explore symptoms that may lead to mental health distress, so they can enact new thought patterns and learn coping skills. These critical skills can help people feel better – and reduce avoidable medical services over time.”
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  • Currax Pharmaceuticals
  • Dario Health Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • Employer Direct Healthcare LLC

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  • Google
  • Mars, Inc.
  • Netflix
  • Ochsner Health
  • PVH Corp.

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