For Your Benefits

For Your Benefits

Get the latest employee health and wellbeing news, trends, and tips from SentryHealth. Want to be sure that you're offering the most innovative, effective benefits that will make an impact? Hear from experts on a variety of topics such as digital health, medical advocacy, employee engagement, and so much more. Our goal is to help HR professionals, benefits brokers, and anyone else interested in employee benefits to stay on the cutting edge of what's happening in the world of employee health. Visit SentryHealth.com for all our latest podcasts.

Episodes

July 15, 2022 41 min

The FTC recently launched an investigation into PBMs regarding their role in increasing prescription drug prices. In this episode, we talk with Catherine Hall, RN, Director of Prescription Drug Management for SentryHealth about the inquiry and how benefits advisors can protect their clients from bad PBM practices.

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Hear Coley Williams, LMFT, Director of Mental Health at Wellview, discuss our current mental health crisis and what employers and others should be doing to support employees and their families.

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Employers are under enormous pressure to control medical costs for themselves and their employees. As a result, one of the top priorities for self-funded employers should be to reduce prescription drug expenses. In this episode of For Your Benefits, we talk with Catherine Hall, Director of SentryHealth's Prescription Drug Management Program, about the effect of rising drug costs and what employers and consumers can do to contro...

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February 17, 2022 61 min

In this episode of For Your Benefits, SentryHealth Vice President Ed Dillabough, and Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify, discuss how benefits advisors and employers can help employees find the best medical specialists using comprehensive data and clinical expertise.

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December 16, 2021 32 min

Imagine a workplace where each person feels that they're bringing their best selves to work each day. They leave the workday feeling supported, inspired, and heard. But is this happening? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Rosie Ward, about how to rehumanize the workplace in a world that is rapidly becoming more complex with disruptions being the norm. Do employees feel comfortable taking risks and expressing themselves without ...

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For many employees, self-care is often seen as a luxury reserved for days off of work. However, self-care needs to be a part of an ongoing effort for better physical, social, and emotional health. Leadership trainer Jason Lauritsen talks with us about why self-care in the workplace is vital to both employees, managers, and organizations as a whole.

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Leaders are in a unique position to lead by example and to promote workplace health. In this episode, we talk with Laura Putnam, Founder and CEO of Motion Infusion, about how workplace health and wellbeing are important and the unique role that managers play in empowering employees to feel better.

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A top priority for organizations is to attract and retain top employees. And with a highly competitive market, companies cannot afford high turnover. In this episode, we talk with Allison Holzer, Co-CEO and Chief Innovations Officer of InspireCorps about why business leaders need to have a coaching mindset in order to cultivate talent.

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Company culture can affect many aspects of an organization, including satisfaction, recruitment, retention, and productivity. In this episode, Brad Shuck, EdD, a recognized thought-leader in employee engagement and leadership, shares his extensive research on the value of high employee engagement and how corporate leaders can (and should) build and sustain a strong company culture.

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Chronic condition management is imperative when it comes to supporting those living with a chronic illness like cancer or diabetes. In this episode of For Your Benefits, SentryHealth’s VP of Client Experience, Denise St. Pierre discusses her personal cancer journey with her oncologist, Dr. Sanjay Juneja, also known as ‘TheOncDoc.’ Together they share how education and prevention combined with an integrative approach to health care ...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are important to a positive workplace. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Victoria Mattingly about what employers can do to foster workplace inclusion through allyship and measurement.

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No longer are employees trying to balance their personal and professional lives. Instead, they are looking to employers to help them be a whole person in and out of work. In this episode, we talk with Michael Dickerson about why work/life integration is the new approach to engaging employees.

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In the second episode of our two part-series, we continue our conversation with Kristin Meschler and Cary Seager of Assured Partners about the Ten Core Keys to Health and Productivity. They talk  how culture can affect employer wellbeing efforts, why it’s important to communicate the company’s business goals to leadership, how to align safety initiatives with the wellbeing program, and how to encourage employers to use analytics to...

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In this first episode of our two-part series, we talk with Kristin Meschler and Cary Seager with Assured Partners about the Ten Core Keys of Health and Productivity to ensure strategic and sustainable wellbeing initiatives are being met.

In this episode, they share their insights on how to build a health and wellbeing culture that drives long-term engagement. They also discuss the importance of having an operating plan, communicati...

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Having good data analytics is not only just about measuring the performance of your health and wellbeing solution, it can also affect program experience for both employers and their employees. Matt Doctrow, SentryHealth SVP of Analytics, discusses how using analytics can create positive outcomes, ROI, and VOI through better personalization.

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There is a strong connection between a person's happiness and health. Overall wellbeing can be greatly impacted by how a person feels, as well as how they live and work. Amy Blansit, Ph.D., discusses how social, economic, and environmental factors can impact an individual's health and what effect that has in the workplace.

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Within the past several years, the share of the cost of health care for people and their families has steadily increased. As a result, they now behave like traditional consumers when it comes to health care choices, goals, and expectations. In addition, the increased availability of digital tools has raised expectations about convenience, choice, and transparency in health care.

Employees are looking for accessible, high-quality ad...

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In the second episode in our series about the employer's role in health and wellbeing, we continue our chat with engagement strategist Jan Oldendburg. She discusses the regulatory changes that are contributing to such a changing marketplace and offers hot tips for employers on how to best help their employees manage their health care. Oldenburg also talks about which health benefits approaches work best and which may not be as ...

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Upon the onset of COVID-19, many employees were forced to work remotely. As we begin to come out of this public health emergency, it's estimated that 25-30% of all American workers will continue to work from home permanently. While remote working offers a number of benefits to both employees and employers, it can be challenging for leadership to effectively support remote workers. In this episode of "For Your Benefits,"...

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Matt Hodes, from SentryHealth program partner, OneDrop, discusses how the health care landscape transformed from in-person to virtual care overnight and how employers can take this as an opportunity to better support employees.

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