Episode 20: Maximizing Benefits Reporting

The transition from one year to the next is a great time to review the results of benefits programs in order to make adjustments for the future. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, Product Specialist Dan Shields discusses the uses and value of reporting for benefits programs.

Episode 19: Navigating Second Opinions

Receiving a new medical diagnosis and seeking a second opinion can be overwhelming for employees, but there are resources available that can provide support as they navigate the often complex process. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, we’re joined by Dr. Abbie Leibowitz, Health Advocate’s Founder and Chief Medical Officer, to discuss how employers can support employees seeking a second opinion.

Episode 18: Managing Employee Stress

Whether stemming from work issues or their personal lives, most employees will experience stress at some point in time, and the impact can be detrimental to the organization. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, Matt Verdecchia, a senior trainer with Health Advocate’s EAP+Work/Life program, shares how employers can take steps to more effectively understand and manage employee stress at work.

Episode 17: Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse in the Workplace

The inappropriate use of opiodis is a fast-growing public health issue nationwide, and the impact is also being felt in the workplace. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, we’re joined by Dr. Raffi Terzian, Health Advocate’s Senior Medical Director, to discuss strategies to address prescription drug misuse and abuse in the workplace.

Episode 16: Encouraging Proper Use of the ER

The ER can be an invaluable resource when employees face a medical emergency. However, choosing the ER when other alternatives may be a better fit can have a big impact on healthcare costs for individuals and their organizations. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, we’re joined by Amy Kinsley, a nurse and Senior Personal Health Advocate, to discuss employee use of the emergency room.

Episode 15: Preparing for Flu Season

The flu can have a major impact to organizations and their employees, and it’s never too early to start preparing for next year’s flu season. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, we’re joined by Health Advocate Medical Director Dr. Jocelyn Sivalingam to discuss the importance of the flu vaccine in the workplace.

Episode 14: Health and Benefits for Higher Ed

Colleges and universities are unique when it comes to providing healthcare and other benefits and resources to their populations, including faculty, staff and students. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, we welcome back Matt Verdecchia, Senior Trainer and Organizational Development Lead with Health Advocate’s EAP+Work/Life division, to discuss health and benefits issues specifically impacting higher education institutions.

Episode 13: Chronic Condition Management

Chronic diseases are among the costliest and most prevalent health issues organizations face when it comes to employee health. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, we’re joined by Dr. Raffi Terzian, Health Advocate’s Senior Medical Director, to discuss strategies to manage chronic conditions in the workplace.

Episode 12: Strategies to Drive Engagement

Organizations are continuously looking for new ideas to effectively drive employee engagement in health and benefits. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, Marcia Otto, Health Advocate’s Vice President, Product, shares best practices to overcome hurdles to engagement.

Episode 11: Making Sense of Financial Wellness

Financial issues can create stress and negatively impact productivity among employees. In this episode of Health Advocate’s Ask the Expert series, Jessy Paull, Vice President and Product Specialist with Health Advocate’s EAP+Work/Life division, discusses how organizations can implement an effective financial wellness program.