Burnout is a "workplace phenomenon," not an individual problem, according to the Harvard Business Review, and entrepreneur Aytekin Tank writes about a three-step system to beat it. Start by examining leaders' unhealthy expectations, address exhaustion before it causes problems and ask employees what they need, he recommends.
Priority Health announced that it will offer financial incentives to health care providers who will adopt the Centering Healthcare Institute's CenteringPregnancy value-based care model as part of efforts to reduce racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality rates in Michigan. "By incentivizing Centering visits, Priority Health is recognizing the investment required by providers to transform care delivery from an individual to a group care model," according to a Priority Health press release.
Brad Galiney of Voya Financial says to help employees with health costs, employers are offering voluntary benefits, such as critical illness insurance, disability coverage and supplemental health benefits, and pairing them with high-deductible health plans that have lower monthly premiums. Voluntary products can provide workers with money they can use how they choose, such as to help offset the cost of a deductible or for coinsurance.
Only 16% of millennials correctly answered three financial questions, compared to 49% of respondents aged 70 to 74, according to a recent study. Andrea Hasler, the study's author, says the results are especially troubling as some students will soon be going into debt for their college education.
President Donald Trump appointed Vice President Mike Pence to lead the government's coronavirus response and said health experts are ready to move quickly if the virus spreads in the US, but he said the risk to the American public remains "very low." CDC officials have confirmed the country's first COVID-19 case that does not involve travel to a region where the virus is spreading or known exposure to a person with the illness.
Financial professions are cheering a statement by a spokesman for Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin making it clear that the state's new fiduciary standard doesn't apply to sales of variable annuities. Under Massachusetts law, variable annuities are considered insurance products, not securities, making them exempt, the aide said.
A bill passed by the West Virginia Senate and sent to the state House would cover up to $1,000 worth of dental care annually for adult Medicaid beneficiaries. "It's going to help the overall health of the West Virginians, decrease health costs for West Virginians. It'll help with workforce," said Senate Health and Human Resources Committee Chairman Mike Maroney.
Even as the US prepares to battle coronavirus, the latest public health threat, officials are having to renew their battle against diseases they had made progress against or had overcome, such as halting measles and reducing heart disease deaths. Challenges to past gains come from parents who avoid vaccinating their children, obesity, vaping and superbugs.
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