Live Well, Work Well – July 2015

The Effect of E-cigarettes on Health E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular in recent years. While many adult smokers switch to e-cigarettes in an attempt to quit tobacco, teenagers are the largest and fastest growing population for e-cigarette use. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products reported…

Benefits Buzz – July 2015

Family Plans Must Embed Out-of-pocket Limits in 2016 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires non-grandfathered health plans to limit an enrollee’s out-of-pocket costs for essential health benefits each year. This annual limit is often referred to as the “out-of-pocket (OOP) maximum.”   Benefits Buzz July 2015

HR Brief – July 2015

Supreme Court Rules on Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Abercrombie & Fitch in a high-profile religious discrimination case. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied employment with Abercrombie due to wearing a headscarf, or hijab, in violation of the company’s…

National Health Observances – July 2015

National Health Observances 2015 Cord Blood Awareness Month Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation 301-774-4915 www.parentsguidecordblood.org International Group B Strep Awareness Month Group B Strep International 909-620-7214 www.groupbstrepinternational.org Live Well, Work Well flyers: – Pregnancy: Group B Strep – Pregnancy: Prenatal Care NHO July 2015

HR Insights

Standing and Treadmill Desks Standing and treadmill desks have been a rising trend in business settings across the country. Although experts agree that sitting for extended periods of time throughout the day has detrimental health effects, there is little agreement on the exact result that standing or treadmill desks will have on employees. HR Insights…