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Maintaining mental health isn’t easy in a COVID-19 world (access required)

Jon Westfall really needs a group hike. His recovery depends in large part on being physical — working out and running with friends. “We haven’t done any of that since March 14,” said Westfall, peer support program manager and outreach ...

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The SEC’s latest attempt to make ‘informed investors’ (access required)

The SEC is making another attempt to turn retail investors into more informed investors by requiring a new disclosure form known as Form CRS. The new form is intended to help investors understand the differences between registered investment advisors and ...

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Maintaining esprit de corps while working remotely from home (access required)

“Our team has always had a few people who have worked from home part of the time, but now because of the pandemic, everyone is working from home all the time. While I can’t complain about the productivity about the ...

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Five steps businesses can take now to minimize coronavirus-related risk (access required)

The health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented disruption to businesses worldwide. While some businesses may be preoccupied with reopening efforts, those who prepare now for the legal implications of the virus will be in a ...

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Studies show men may face more COVID-19 risks than women (access required)

Men may be suffering more from COVID-19 — and with worse effects. During a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on April 9, Deborah L. Birx pointedly said: “This is to all of our men out there, no matter what ...

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Wealth of Health 1000+ employees finalist: Rochester City School District

  The Rochester City School District offers its employees the opportunity to create their own wellness plans through the distribution of $500 wellness grants.  In 2019, the district distributed more than $8,000 through such grants. Some of the money went ...

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Wealth of Health 501-999 employees finalist: Hammer Packaging

When Hammer Packaging discovered mental health claims were the fifth highest type filed by employees, the company began offering unlimited, on-demand counseling through its employee assistance program.  The printing company, founded in 1912, also increased the number of behavioral health ...

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Wealth of Health 501-999 employees finalist: UR Medicine Home Care

UR Medicine Home Care provides an array of home health care services that enable sick or frail clients to remain in their homes. Health care providers need to stay well too.  “Our wellness committee started as a small, but determined ...

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Wealth of Health 1000+ employees finalist: Monroe Community College 

Monroe Community College addresses employee health from a broad perspective, striving to help employees remain physically active, eat healthfully, do activities that enhance emotional wellness and be well informed about personal finances.  MCC employees can engage in fun activities, like ...

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Wealth of Health 501-999 employees finalist: Regional Transit Service

At Regional Transit Service, employees enjoy a mix of traditional and unique wellness activities. These include an on-site fitness center, open 24/7; five weekly group fitness classes (Zumba, strength training, boot camp); and a virtual fitness instruction program.   Preventive health ...

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Wealth of Health 301-500 Employees finalist: The Bonadio Group

Employee participation is key to The Bonadio Group’s wellness committee. Unlike many companies, where the human resource/benefits department oversees the wellness program, at Bonadio, 30 employees plan and promote wellness events. In 2019, the accounting firm prioritized increasing employee engagement, ...

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Wealth of Health 301-500 Employees winner: LaBella Associates

LaBella Associates encourages to plug into its Take Charge Wellness Program to recharge their batteries so they don’t become run down. Understanding that mental, emotional, financial and social health are as important to wellbeing as it physical health, LaBella has ...

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Wealth of Health 301-500 Emplyees finalist: ConServe

Conserve, an accounts payable firm, created a wellness program to improve the health and emotional wellbeing of its Rochester-area employees, lower health care costs, and increase productivity. Initiatives include quarterly wellness challenges, health screenings, flu clinics, telemedicine for behavioral health, ...

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