August 2012 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Flexible work schedules increase productivity

By Amanda Mcgrory, benefitspro.com More than ever, employees are struggling to manage the pressures between work and life, and when that balance slips, productivity often falls with it. But if an employer is open to flexible working arrangements, it can avoid a decline in productivity while improving employee engagement, argues Carol Sladek, partner and work-life […]

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Health Care: Human Resources Targets Your Family

By Michelle Conlin The health nags in human resources have exhausted every possible idea to goad you into good health. At several large corporations, they’ve realized it’s no use turning employees into vegan hardbodies if their dependents—also on the company health insurance plan—are gorging on trans fats and becoming regulars at doctors’ offices. That’s why […]

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Sitting Too Much May Shave Years Off Our Lives

By Denise Mann, WebMD Health News Sitting Less Than 3 Hours a Day May Add 2 Years on to Our Lives Sitting too much is a serious health threat, a new study suggests. But keeping “down time” to less than three hours a day might make us live an extra two years. And cutting TV viewing […]

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Top Wellness, Preventive, & Benefits Administration Blogs

Over the last few months at AP Benefit Advisors, LLC, we’ve covered a number of pertinent topics in the fields of workplace wellness, preventive care, and benefits administration. Strategies for improving employee wellness and employee benefits serve to increase company productivity and morale, entice prospective employees, and control your costs. Here are a few of […]

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Companies Slip Workouts Into Work

By Lauren Weber Jake Sanders knows it is healthy to get up from his desk during the workday. But a quick stroll around the block isn’t terribly practical in Tempe, Ariz., where summer temperatures regularly top 120 degrees. Now, the 31-year-old data analyst at American Traffic Solutions Inc. and his co-worker do two miles a […]

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Keep Employees Healthy with On-Site Flu Shots

Though we tend to associate flu symptoms with chilly winter days, we are unfortunately at risk for disease year round! In fact, late summer illnesses often carry greater consequences in the workplace because people merely treat their uncomfortable symptoms with over-the-counter meds instead of resting at home. Onsite immunization programs are a great way to […]

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A look at the ruling upholding Obamacare

By Connie Cass, Associated Press The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, including the most disputed part: the mandate that virtually all Americans have health insurance or pay a fine. The mandate was upheld under the federal government’s power to levy taxes. The ruling put some limits on the […]

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