Integrated Benefits Institute

2017 Forum Webinars

Managing Workplace Well-being: Are You Optimizing Your EAP?
Thu, May 25, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

How can an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) help in decreasing absenteeism and sick leave? How can an EAP help reduce the risk of litigation? Given that many workers remain untreated for depression, why are EAPs under-communicated and under-utilized? What specific efforts to improve awareness and usage of an EAP are most effective and why? To address these and other questions, leaders from Integrated Behavioral Health and Guardian Life will be joined by Leigh University to discuss best practices in utilizing the services of an EAP. Panelists will provide practical tips for educating HR teams, front line managers and employees about ways to recognize and address situations involving workers suffering from mental health issues. Specific communication strategies and tools to better engage workers in an EAP will be shared. These include ongoing employee communications, multi-channel delivery, educational seminars, and H.R. & manager training/support.

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Increasing The Human Capital Investment—Why It Makes Sense To Invest Even MORE In Healthcare
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

This webinar will showcase the value of looking at human capital through the same lens as other business capital. Three opportunities exist to invest more in healthcare: prevention and well-being, Centers of Excellence, and the reduction of out-of-pocket costs for prescription medicines. The impact of these three investments on direct healthcare costs as well as absence and disability will be highlighted through case studies from multiple employers.

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Translating Big Data To Personalized Outreach: Innovation In Proactive Mental Health Management
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

In this presentation, a representative from University of Pittsburg Medical Centers (UPMC) along with a research team will describe a unique, integrated approach to support employees, illustrating how the newest Big Data capabilities are revolutionizing the ability to tailor outreach to individual employee needs. Specifically, presenters will describe a successful approach to support employees in stressful, patient-care positions with an integrated physical and mental health program.

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Sleeping For Better Mental Health: Results of a Sleep Improvement Program at The Hartford
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is costing employers billions in direct medical costs and lost productivity. But current solutions are reactive and vastly underutilized. During this session, Dr. Carl will discuss the connection between sleep, mental health, and productivity, and Judy Gordon from The Hartford will share how they used sleep improvement to proactively engage their workforce and improve mental health.

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