Longer work hours, increased stress and low pay raises are creating an employee-burnout crisis, according to a recent study. Employers can ease burnout, which accounts for as much as 50% of attrition, by implementing flexible schedules, encouraging employees to take vacations and promoting wellness.
The latest survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows that 37% of American workers estimate they would need at least $1 million to ensure a carefree retirement, compared with 19% who quoted that figure a decade ago. However, the survey also noted that the estimates are closely correlated to the respondent's current level of income.
Employee wellness plans grew during the Obama administration and will continue to be popular under the Trump administration because people understand their effect individually and on health costs, said Mary Coleman at Centura Health in Colorado. She predicts wellness plans will be consumer-driven, not politically driven, going forward.
House Republican leaders sought support to pass their health care overhaul. White House officials said 20 to 25 GOP representatives were opposed or undecided, and the measure would not pass if 22 vote "no."
The Republican-backed American Health Care Act is receiving criticism over its proposed cut of $880 billion from Medicaid. A trade group and some Republican governors are among those expressing concerns.
If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act will fundamentally change Medicaid, offering states either per capita or block grant funding, and eliminating the open-ended funding states now have for the program, which is a major source of long-term-care support for low-income seniors. Regardless of which approach states choose, observers say budgets would be squeezed and services scaled back as a result.
US District Judge Barbara Lynn has denied a motion seeking an injunction to prohibit the Labor Department from enforcing its fiduciary rule while opponents appeal a ruling that upholds the legality of the rule. Lynn said plaintiffs had failed to satisfy any legal test to justify an injunction pending appeal.
AHIP's provider directory initiative highlighted the complexity of maintaining up-to-date provider directories. AHIP learned that accurate provider directory information depends on strong partnerships between doctors and health plans and that health plans must be flexible in how they gather information. Check out the issue brief for more key findings.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Buddhaghosa, religious scholar
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