How Health Advocate can help
Things are moving quickly with the COVID-19 pandemic. During this challenging time, our goal is to help you and your family navigate the complexities of the healthcare system and make sense of the ever-changing situation.
Below are some tips and resources you may find helpful.
Protect Yourself and Others
Help prevent the spread of respiratory illness like COVID-19
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
Stay informed! The coronavirus outbreak is continually changing.
Follow mask mandates. Put your mask on with clean hands, wash reusable masks and throw out disposable masks after each use.
Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet
away from people who are not in your household
Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Trusted Information and Resources
Follow the guidelines and information provided by the trusted agencies below, including steps to prepare should an outbreak happen in your community, and guidance for travelers.
For all that you need to know, including travel advisories:
For specific questions, see the CDC’s FAQ section:
For information about COVID-19 in your state, search your state’s health department, which works with the CDC to monitor and implement all recommendations:
For up-to-date developments, research, and guidance from government health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), go to:
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WEBINAR – COVID-19: Establishing Emotional Balance in Challenging Times (REPLAY)
Recorded April 9, 2020
Tools and Techniques to Manage Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak
This webinar discusses successful strategies and those we should shy away from to maintain good mental health during this challenging time.
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WEBINAR – Working From Home with Children
Recorded April 13, 2020
Learn a variety of tips to balance your job and parenting responsibilities while working at home during this challenging time.
WEBINAR – Caring for the Caregiver During the Pandemic
Recorded April 14, 2020
Understand the impact of the stress of caring for an elderly loved one during the pandemic as well as coping strategies to address loneliness and other effects of social isolation.
WEBINAR – Preparing for Our New Normal (REPLAY)
Recorded May 7, 2020
How to Manage Stress During and After the COVID-19 Outbreak
This webinar discusses tools and techniques to manage stress related to both ongoing and potential future challenges and maintain mental well-being during this difficult time.
WEBINAR – Preparing for Our Near Future (REPLAY)
Recorded May 21, 2020
“Future Thinking” for our Return to Work amidst COVID-19
This webinar explores future planning strategies to adapt to our changing environment and related stressors in the weeks and months ahead.
WEBINAR – 8 Steps to Resiliency
Recorded May 5, 2020
Learn key ways to help bounce back from the challenges presented by the pandemic, isolate against high levels of stress, making it more manageable, and enabling you to move out of a feeling of being stuck.
WEBINAR – Resiliency (REPLAY)
Recorded June 11, 2020
Moving Forward in Changing Times
This webinar explores strategies to build your resiliency and protect against high levels of stress, making it more manageable and enabling you to determine the best next steps for you.
WEBINAR – Quarantine Fatigue
Recorded June 25, 2020
Coping with Burnout
This webinar discusses how to identify burnout and provides strategies to help you overcome the fatigue and get back on track.
WEBINAR – “Treading Water” through the COVID-19 Storm
Recorded July 9, 2020
This webinar discusses how you can identify individual values and goals and commit to finding healthy ways to respond to this stressful situation.
WEBINAR – Finding a Safe Harbor
Recorded July 23, 2020
Strategies to Manage Stress and Uncertainty
This webinar discusses successful strategies to maintain our mental and emotional health and find balance in our everyday lives.
WEBINAR – Charting Rough Seas
Recorded August 6, 2020
Strategies for the Upcoming School Year
This webinar discusses successful strategies and supportive resources for families as the new school year begins.
WEBINAR – Throwing a Lifeline
Recorded August 20, 2020
Managing Emotional and Mental Health
This webinar discusses strategies to manage our emotional and mental health and identify resources to help when we need extra support
WEBINAR – Rowing Forward Together
Recorded October 1, 2020
Managing Conflicts in the Workplace
This webinar explores how to more effectively manage interpersonal conflict at work and at home, as well as how to employ skills and strategies to increase open and effective conflict resolution
WEBINAR – Providing a Lifeboat
Recorded October 15, 2020
Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in the Midst of COVID-19
This webinar discusses strategies to continue providing support to those affected in our current environment.
WEBINAR – Hope for the Holidays
Recorded October 29, 2020
How to Adapt in this Unique Season
This webinar explores how to cope with the uncertainty of the season ahead and find strategies to continue finding joy in the holidays.
WEBINAR – Righting the Ship
Recorded November 19, 2020
Managing Substance Use in a Crisis
This webinar discusses why we rely on substances in response to overwhelming situations, as well as exploring available resources and strategies to find balance in our current environment.
WEBINAR – Weathering the Storm
Recorded December 10, 2020
The Value of Mindfulness in Times of Stress
This webinar discusses how to practice mindfulness to reduce stress, more effectively cope with negative thinking, and move forward in a productive and healthy way.
WEBINAR – Setting Realistic Goals for a New Kind of New Year
Recorded January 14, 2021
This webinar discusses how to create goals and routines that can strengthen our mental health and well-being as we move forward into 2021.
WEBINAR – Improving Overall Well-Being
Recorded January 21, 2021
The Mind-Body Connection
This webinar explores how to make choices to feel your best, even during times of stress. We will discuss how exercise can improve mood as well as creative ways to stay active despite current challenges.
WEBINAR – Maintaining Healthy Relationships in Tough Times
Recorded February 4, 2021
This webinar explores strategies to sustain healthy and long-lasting relationships, both personal and professional, even in our current, challenging environment.
WEBINAR – Finding the Right Balance Between Work and Life
Recorded February 18, 2021
This webinar discusses both daily tips and long-term strategies to find the work/life balance that works for you and minimize stress in the process.
WEBINAR – Finding Balance in a Digitally-Driven World
Recorded March 11, 2021
This webinar discusses ways to better understand this modern dilemma and explore strategies to find more balance and avoid technology burnout.
WEBINAR – Managing Addictive Behaviors with Healthy Coping Strategies
Recorded April 22, 2021
This webinar discusses how to identify potential issues that can lead to addiction and explore effective coping strategies to manage stressful situations
WEBINAR – Supporting Your Kids
Recorded April 29, 2021
Identifying and Addressing Signs of Stress
This webinar discusses how to identify signs of stress in kids and explore how to support them through challenging times.
WEBINAR – Let’s Talk about Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being
Recorded May 6, 2021
This webinar during Mental Health Awareness Month discusses how to identify and cope with challenges and how to seek help when needed.
WEBINAR – Caregivers: Avoiding Burnout and Coping with Compassion Fatigue
Recorded May 20, 2021
This webinar discusses coping mechanisms and other strategies designed to promote optimal well-being while engaged caregiving, either in your profession or for a loved one.
WEBINAR – Working Well with Different Personality Styles
Recorded June 3, 2021
This discussion explores effective techniques to bridge personality differences and find common ground to enhance communication and productivity.
WEBINAR – Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Superpower!
Recorded June 17, 2021
This webinar discusses how we relate to and support others, and shares strategies to bring more awareness to our emotional competencies and hone those skills.
WEBINAR – Managing Mental Health During Times of Social Change
Recorded July 8, 2021
This webinar aims to help gain a better understanding of the effects of racial trauma, and learn how to better support those affected.
WEBINAR – Returning to Workplaces: Setting Up a Successful Transition
Recorded July 22, 2021
This webinar explores future planning strategies to adapt to our changing environment and related stressors in the weeks and months ahead.
WEBINAR – Back-To-School: Setting Our Families Up For Success
Recorded August 5, 2021
This webinar explores how to establish new routines and identify areas of concern among kids to help them effectively navigate the upcoming school year.
WEBINAR – Strengthening Relationships to Navigate Challenges
Recorded September 2, 2021
This webinar explores strategies to maintain healthy and long-lasting relationships, both personal and professional, even in our current, challenging environment.
WEBINAR – Finding Balance in Busy Lives
Recorded September 16, 2021
This webinar discusses daily tips and long-term strategies to find the work/life balance that works for you and minimize stress in the process.
WEBINAR – Depression, Anxiety and Burnout
Recorded October 7, 2021
Moving Toward Hope and Health
Join us for this discussion during National Depression Awareness Month to understand how to identify and cope with these challenges and how to seek help when needed.
WEBINAR – Understanding and Preventing Domestic Violence
Recorded October 21, 2021
This webinar, recorded during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, discusses this important topic and strategies to help support those affected.
WEBINAR – Overcoming Test Anxiety
Recorded November 4, 2021
This webinar shares strategies to both avoid and cope with test anxiety, which can be applied to professional and academic environments for you or the students in your life.
WEBINAR – Managing Holiday Stress
Recorded November 18, 2021
This webinar explores strategies to reduce and manage stress for a calmer and brighter holiday season.
WEBINAR – Avoiding Holiday Shopping Fraud
Recorded December 2, 2021
This special webinar with guest presenter, Chris Shelton, a Fraud Resolution Specialist, discusses fraudster targeted information, common tactics, best safety practices, and what to do if you find yourself the victim of identity fraud.
WEBINAR – Extreme Self-Care: Mindfulness
Recorded December 16, 2021
This webinar discusses how to practice mindfulness to reduce stress, prevent burnout, and manage tough situations in a productive and healthy way.
WEBINAR – Hitting the Reset Button: Goal Setting
Recorded January 13, 2022
This webinar discusses how to proactively create goals and routines that can strengthen our mental health and well-being as we move forward into 2022.
WEBINAR – Respectful Communication: Civility in the Workplace
Recorded January 27, 2022
Join us for this webinar to learn tips to increase your tolerance and improve your communications with coworkers and customers, contributing to a more enjoyable and respectful culture.
WEBINAR – Strengthening Your Relationships
Recorded February 10, 2022
This webinar discusses actionable ideas to sustain healthy and long-lasting relationships, both personal and professional, even in our current environment.
WEBINAR – Leading with Head & Heart: Managing Hybrid Work Teams
Recorded February 24, 2022
For Managers and Supervisors
This webinar explores strategies to help leaders adapt to ongoing changes and effectively lead their teams forward, whether remote, hybrid or in the workplace.
WEBINAR – Handling Highly Emotional Callers, Customers & Co-workers
Recorded March 24, 2022
Join us for this webinar to learn how to calmly manage others’ heightened emotions and stay centered while diffusing negative outbursts.
WEBINAR – Budgeting for Your Financial Future
Recorded April 21, 2022
Join us for this brief webinar from our financial partner My Secure Advantage® (MSA) to learn more about strategies for creating a spending plan and practical tips for sticking to it.
WEBINAR – Co-Workers & Mental Health Issues: How to Help
Recorded May 19, 2022
In this webinar, Tyler Arvig PsyD, LP, R3 Continuum Associate Medical Director, will share advice to help employees respectfully and effectively support the mental health of those around them.
The situation regarding coronavirus and COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and Health Advocate is committed to providing up-to-date guidance. For the latest information and developments, please continue to check trusted resources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.