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Workplace stress and the FMLA: A good offense is a great defense

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may be an option for an employee that is suffering from workplace stress, especially if it rises to the point of a serious health condition that affects the employee’s ability to perform work duties. Once FMLA has been identified as an option, the employee can take a leave of absence all at one time or have some type of intermittent leave that allows for them to modify their schedule.

Case study: District plan to reduce healthcare costs improves outcomes and quality of care without increasing employee premiums

Facing an 8% year-over-year increase in health plan spending, the School District of Elmbrook worked with Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting to implement a results-driven strategy and reverse the trend. The district has seen decreasing costs four years in a row and has improved benefits offerings without shifting costs onto the employees.

The opioid crisis and its costs

U.S. employers are not immune from the effects of the opioid crisis. The potential workplace impacts which stem from employee opioid abuse include an increase in employee absenteeism, excessive sick day use, low productivity, mistakes, errors and accidents, workplace stress, increase in healthcare costs, and high employee turnover. Because of these negative effects, many employers have decided to take a proactive approach to combat these problems.