Taking care of your employees

Ways to help employees manage the stress and uncertainty of today’s workplace

Businesses are more interested than ever in expanding mental health and well-being benefits

How to support employee mental health in stressful times

It’s been a year of concern for the mental health of workers, as so many of them face adversity. Because of that, businesses are interested in expanding mental health and well-being benefits.

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2020 trend: Businesses help provide stability through employee benefits

Employers are providing a greater sense of stability to employees through workplace benefits to cope with the current pandemic and to plan a financially secure future.

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4 ways to help employees feel better about returning to work

We’ve gathered practical advice to help you more effectively manage your employees’ concerns and expectations for a safe return to work.

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If you offer group insurance benefits and had to furlough employees or reduce their hours, check with your provider about possible benefits coverage extensions.


If you have an Employee Assistance Program, review your benefits. Some providers are offering extended support due to COVID-19.


If you offer a retirement plan, see if it was amended to allow for CARES Act loans and withdrawals for participant adverse financial consequences.


Show your appreciation by sending small care packages to employees’ homes.

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