October/November 2020

October/November 2020 e-news

In this issue of businesshealth® we delve into topics that will impact workplaces as we enter what is shaping up to be a long winter. With growing concern over the cumulative impact of the looming flu season and COVID-19, we look at evidence based information about seasonal influenza and the flu vaccine. As working parents continue to struggle with balancing working remotely and childcare needs, many employees need greater support from their workplaces to manage the risk of burnout. Finally, we share insights from two Canadian-based research studies that look at how employees are really doing and how COVID-19 is impacting health benefit plan coverage.

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October/November 2020 / Vol. 16-4

Flu Season is Upon Us: The Value of a Prick During a Pandemic.

" This year, the seasonal flu vaccine may be more important than ever as the health care system deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers can play a role in educating employees and facilitating access to the flu vaccine as a way to keep employees healthy and reduce the potential impact of this year’s flu season on the community and their business” Read More 

Doctor on Call with Dr. Allison McGeer

“An infection control specialist at the University of Toronto, Dr. Allison McGeer provides an evidence-based view on how the scientific and medical communities view the upcoming flu season, how it will impact Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the purpose of vaccines as a public health measure to keep communities healthy” Read More

Working Parents and the Role Employers Can Play in Helping them to Find Balance

“– Many companies are wondering how they can support their employees with children in response to the sudden increase in demands experienced by working parents in order to mitigate loss in productivity and risk of burnout. ” Read More

The Impact of COVID-19 on Access to Health Benefits

“Paul Henricks and Bryan Ferguson of PDCI market access share the results of modelling they’ve done to explore how COVID-19 has impacted employment and health benefit plan coverage and a look at what’s in store for the future.” Read More

Bh Update: Results from the COVID-19 Employee Experience Study

“Habanero has released the results of their employee experience study which provides a fascinating look at how businesses and their employees can make the best of new ways of working during the pandemic.” Read More