Live weekly employer webinars with a Virtual Well-Being coordinator focus on a variety of well-being topics with related downloadable content that can be used to help create a culture of well-being in the workplace. Register below.
September 27, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we roll out the October Global Participation Challenge celebrating all the countries engaged with Virtual Well-Being in 2022. Each day has an activity that is inspired by a different participating country.
September 20, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on designing a happiness lifestyle. Studies consistently show that happy people have lower blood pressure, less stress, healthier body weights and stronger hearts than their less optimistic neighbors.
September 13, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us to experience a sound bath using a Tibetan singing bowl, which has been found to have beneficial effects linked with mood, tension and well-being.
September 6, 2022 12:00 PM ET
September is National Suicide Prevention Month and September 10 is designated as World Suicide Prevention Day. Join us for a discussion with Julia Kyle, Blue Cross Director of Behavioral Health, on raising awareness, how to eliminate stigma and #BeThe1To (spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide).
August 30, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on why you should prioritize gut health and how it affects your overall well-being, including energy production, immunity and mood.
August 23, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss how silence throughout the day may stimulate brain growth, relieve tension and lead to a higher sense of well-being. We’ll share examples on how to incorporate silence into your day.
August 16, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on the positive health benefits of plant-based eating and receive an employee plant-based meal challenge for the month of September, along with plant-based recipes.
August 9, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion with Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C, on all the aspects of maintaining the health of your skin including prevention, detection and the importance of seeing a dermatologist for a checkup.
August 2, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on the importance of physical activity for seniors to increase strength and flexibility to continue enjoying your daily activities.
July 26, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on how to identify falls risk, improve balance and reduce chances of a fall.
July 19, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Dr. Himabindu Chandrasekhar joins us for a discussion on the signs and symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and post menopause, and tips on how to manage the journey.
July 12, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a physician-led discussion on bladder control for seniors and the importance of discussing your concerns with your physician.
July 5, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on what foods are linked in studies to improve brain health and function.
June 28, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us and receive four mini weekly challenges. Challenges will include spending time in nature, establishing a morning routine, decluttering and improving social connection.
June 21, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join Lisa Knowles, DDS, as she discusses oral health and the connection to overall well-being. Dentists can also screen for early symptoms of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
June 14, 2022 12:00 PM ET
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Join us for creative ways to include fruits and vegetables in all your meals throughout the day.
June 7, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us to learn the importance of men seeking health care and encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy.
May 31, 2022 12:00 PM ET
June 5 is World Environmental Day. Join us as we share ideas on creating a cleaner, greener more sustainable lifestyle to create a better world.
May 24, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss the multiple studies that show how friendships positively impact our emotional and physical health and may even extend our life.
May 17, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss the amazing connection between animals and humans ranging from improved health benefits to social connection.
May 10, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss how to move from using external validation to self-validation to define self-worth and remove judgement.
May 3, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join Marti Walsh, MD, for a discussion on health disparities, Covid-19 impacts, the 4th trimester and your overall well-being.
April 26, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on the benefits of strength training and receive a Seven-day Strength Training Challenge to share with your employees.
April 19, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on the many health benefits of growing a garden, including how growing your own fruits, herbs and vegetables can result in better nutrition at meal times.
April 12, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on the physical and psychological benefits of taking physical activity outdoors in natural environments.
April 5, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Multiple studies show the positive benefits of talking to strangers from a brief encounter to having a deep conversation. Join us as we discuss various ways to engage with strangers in our current environment.
March 29, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss the components that make up a successful well-being program.
March 22, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss how to overcome failures and turn them into victories and lessons learned.
March 15, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss various ways to curate your relaxation time, including different types of rest, creating space, auditing your thoughts and more.
March 8, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us to discuss on how preventive care can detect or prevent major medical conditions. This includes tests, screenings and regular visits.
March 1, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us to receive the Eat Three Vegetables a Day for 21-Days Challenge with downloadable customizable content you can provide to your employees. In observance of Nutrition Month, commit to eating a minimum of three servings of vegetables a day.
February 22, 2022 12:00 PM ET
We have a gift of 168 hours per week. Join us as we lead you in a self-reflection exercise to determine if you’re honoring your well-being by using your hours wisely.
February 15, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Prepare for National Random Acts of Kindness Day by learning how giving and receiving kindness positively impacts your well-being and can make you a more empathetic leader.
February 11, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on trauma and how people may continue to struggle with the aftermath of the Oxford tragedy for months to come. You will learn strategies to focus on your well-being, build resilience and ways to identify warning signs to seek help.
February 8, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to promote heart health. Bring a piece of paper and something to draw a heart that you will fill with well-being activities.
February 1, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Bring an envelope and join us for a mindful art experience. You can mail your decorated envelope with a note of thanks or gratitude to a co-worker, friend or loved one.
January 25, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on the recommended exercise frequency and duration to keep you healthy as you age.
January 18, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Disconnect from the noise around you and reconnect with yourself, even exploring what you’re really feeling. Commit to a Digital Detox Challenge.
January 11, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery that reminds us to value our beauty and imperfections.
December 14, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Water in the ocean, rivers, lakes and even baths can make us feel calmer, increase well-being and boost creativity. Blue Mind is the mildly meditative state we fall into when we’re near, in, on or under water. We will talk about the Blue Mind, how water positively affects your mind and body, and how you … Continue reading The “Blue Mind” Theory
December 7, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Did you know there are 233 calories in a cup of eggnog? Or that more than 2 billion cards are sent for the holidays in the U.S.? We will host a trivia game during our webinar. Trivia can enhance your memory, improve cognition and help your brain perform under pressure. We will provide you a … Continue reading Holiday Well-Being Trivia
November 30, 2021 12:00 PM ET
A new year brings the possibility of a new start. We will review creating vision boards, micro habits and a seasonal bucket list of well-being activities to make the everyday special.
November 23, 2021 12:00 PM ET
According to CDC, the average person needs 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. This session will give you tips to help you encourage your employees to exercise. You will be provided with a .pdf fillable tracker to share with your employees to track their 300 minutes of physical activity during a two-week period.
November 16, 2021 12:00 PM ET
We will review the Drop 5 Holiday Scale Freeze that will be kicked off on Thursday, November 18. We’ll provide an informational overview and email template you can send to your employees. The program is public and can be extended to friends and family. Participants will weigh themselves before Thanksgiving and re-weigh themselves after the … Continue reading Drop 5 Holiday Scale Freeze
November 9, 2021 12:00 PM ET
The American Psychiatry Association identifies anxiety as the most common behavioral health condition in the United States. Dr. Beecroft joins us to discuss anxiety at work including the anxiety around returning to in-person work.
November 2, 2021 12:00 PM ET
In 2020, more than 20% of Americans worked as unpaid caregivers for a loved one, according to AARP. Join Dr. Kobernick as he discusses avoiding caregiver burnout and how to support employees who are caregivers.
October 26, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a well-being challenge that you can distribute to your team, family and friends. The November Well-Being Challenge will include options to help focus attention, boost happiness and improve overall well-being.
October 19, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Reflective writing is a way to document your response to experiences, communicate your thoughts and achieve clarity. This workshop will lead you through a short, reflective writing exercise. Come prepared with a piece of paper and something to write with.
October 12, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Our bodies are governed by our circadian rhythm — a 24-hour cycle of sleeping and waking. We also have one of four chronotypes that dictates when we’re most sleepy and energetic during the day. Join us to discover which chronotype you are and how to boost your energy throughout the whole day.
October 5, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Start your fourth quarter off by joining us for 20 minutes of self-care with a stretch, laughter and mindfulness break.
September 28, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn how creating a culture that embraces laughter spurs creativity, authenticity and psychological safety, allowing people to form connections and perform at their best.
September 21, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Routines help us stay focused and can improve your physical health. Including rituals into our routine helps ground us and reduce stress. Join us as we talk about the power of routines and rituals in our well-being journey.
September 14, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss the science-based benefits of meditation and participate in five short meditations that can improve your well-being. Reminder: Virtual Well-Being offers weekly live meditations that are also stored on demand.
September 7, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Eric Hipple, former quarterback for the Detroit Lions, will join us to discuss depression, suicide prevention and his book “Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss.”
August 31, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish practice of creating warmth, connection and well-being. We will review hygge and provide a downloadable Hygge Challenge you can distribute to your employees.
August 24, 2021 12:00 PM ET
There are many activities that people can do that qualify as an art-making process. Join us as we review the various activities and the connection to feelings they produce.
August 17, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we review how people are using virtual reality headsets to watch movies, socialize with others and exercise to live a more thriving life.
August 10, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us for tips on how to determine your most productive time of day and how to structure your workday to reduce stress.
August 3, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us to review how decluttering can improve focus, reduce anxiety and help with procrastination. We will provide you with downloadable content you can distribute to your employees.
July 27, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us to learn how awe can improve your emotional well-being, and receive an Awe Walk Activity you can distribute to your employees.
July 20, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss the science behind breaking big well-being goals into small, manageable micro habits to achieve long-term success.
July 13, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join Dr. Michael Kobernick, senior medical director at Blue Cross, as he provides a COVID-19 update and answers questions.
July 6, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we provide you with a Summer Olympic Well-Being Challenge. You can customize and use it anytime during the Olympics, July 23 through August 8.
June 29, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us and receive packet that includes everything you need to launch a successful Healthy Habits Challenge for your employees. This four-week challenge is designed to encourage new healthy habits and help people reach their health and well-being goals.
June 22, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn ways to protect your skin in a healthier way, including sun clothing, sunscreen selection, and sun avoidance.
June 15, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Men’s Health Month promotes the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment among men and boys.
June 8, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn how plants can improve air quality and your overall well-being. We’ll share the best live plants for your workspace and how to care for them, along with the benefits of bringing nature inside. We’ll also discuss how artificial plants can have the same positive impacts.
June 1, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn exercises to rest your eyes and how proper ergonomics can reduce your risks for muscle strain or injury.
May 25, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn to prioritize basic self-care such as nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, water intake, and sleep.
May 18, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join Eric Hipple, former quarterback for the Detroit Lions, as he builds awareness and breaks down stigma around depression. He has been a mental health advocate for over a decade focusing on mental fitness. He is the author of the book “Real Men Do Cry,” he co-authored a published study on depression among retired football … Continue reading Eric Hipple Discusses His Mental Health Journey
May 11, 2021 12:00 PM ET
The concept of workplace culture continues to evolve. As the definition expands to include diversity, inclusion and well-being the opportunity to connect these concepts is becoming more apparent. This webinar explores the link between inclusion and employee well-being and how it effects employees mentally, physically and emotionally.
May 4, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn how leaders need to prioritize mindfulness to address the pressure of their role. Apply mindfulness techniques to control your phone, computer, meetings, and other daily stressors.
April 27, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn how having a strategy for financial well-being can impact your employees’ overall well-being. You will receive tips on how to promote financial well-being.
April 20, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Learn how to recognize signs of employee burnout and receive tips how to address it including mindfulness, resources, and encouraging rest and self-care.
April 13, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join Dr. Beecroft as he talks about how anxiety impacts the workplace and what you can do to create a more supportive culture.
April 6, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Get introduced to the Bristol Scale, healthy bathroom posture, and why looking at your poop every day is a “must!”
March 30, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Positive psychology focuses on character strengths and behaviors that allow individuals to build a life of meaning and purpose. You will receive a “happiness calendar” you can share with your employees.
March 23, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Positive psychology shows people with a zest for life turn that enthusiasm to productivity on the job. Join us to learn small changes to help create an environment supporting your employees’ passions, creativity and purpose.
March 16, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we review various office design trends and how they can alter your workspace to improve your overall well-being.
March 9, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss the science behind praising your employees and provide ideas on how to do it effectively.
March 2, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Blue Cross offers a comprehensive set of resources to support members with their behavioral and mental health. Join us as we review the resources and supporting handout you can share with your employees.
February 23, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us and receive a mindfulness challenge packet with everything you need to administer a successful employee challenge.
February 16, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us and receive a sleep challenge packet with everything you need to administer a successful employee challenge.
February 9, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us and receive an exercise challenge packet with everything you need to administer a successful employee challenge.
February 2, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us and receive a nutrition challenge packet with everything you need to administer a successful employee challenge.
January 26, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us to learn how employers can leverage program design to improve their employees’ compliance with preventive care.
January 19, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Join us to learn three key components to a successful global or multi-site well-being program.
January 12, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Receive ideas to support a well-being culture and drive higher employee engagement for improved well-being.
January 5, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Supporting the well-being of your employees can be done effectively in a virtual environment. Join us to start 2021 with ideas on how to virtually support your employees physically, mentally and socially.
December 15, 2020 12:00 PM ET
A new year is a chance to try something new and innovative to enhance your company’s culture of well-being. Join us as we give ideas to address employee well-being through physical, behavioral, community, social and financial well-being.
December 8, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Each year, industry experts share what they see as upcoming trends in well-being. In this session, we’ll share recently published, innovative and exciting information we’ve found.
December 1, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Almost 70% of workers say they’re experiencing the most stressful time of their professional career. Human resource professionals are not immune to this stress. As you wind down a year where you helped employees adapt to working from home, higher levels of anxiety and an uncertain 2021, join us as we give you ideas to … Continue reading Self-care for the HR professional
November 17, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Join us for week 5 of Drop 5 of COVID-19. In this session, receive details about the November 19 member check-in session where members will share progress and receive motivation and support to maintain weight loss through the holidays. We’ll provide an employee promotional email.
November 10, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Employees are going to experience personal change. Join Alejandra Juarez, behavioral health advocate from New Directions, as she discusses some of these challenges, such as recognizing signs of a troubled employee, and how to help employees navigate through their troubles.
October 27, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Learn to create a fun and effective well-being calendar for use at your company. Mary Ryan, wellness coordinator at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will share the “Thrive Guide” her team created. She will explain how to develop your own calendar to challenge your workforce to improve their well-being.
October 20, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Introverts and extroverts offer unique skill sets to your team. Join us as we discuss the differences between introvert and extrovert employees and how you can modify the way you interact with each to bring about positive and productive results.
October 13, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is responding to many of our members gaining weight during COVID-19. Join us for the employer kick-off of Drop 5 of COVID-19 to learn the details. We’ll provide a weight tracker and promotional email that can be distributed to encourage employees to participate and watch the member session live … Continue reading Drop 5 of COVID-19 kick-off
October 6, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Vision plans are highly valued by employees, but they don’t always take advantage of this benefit. Dr. Caldwell, an optometrist with Heritage, will explain why it’s important to encourage your employees and their families to schedule regular eye exams.
September 29, 2020 12:00 PM ET
The last quarter of the year is full of stress, holiday parties and perfect excuses to wait until the new year to address our well-being. Support your workforce as your organization sets out to thrive as we close out 2020.
September 22, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Your business may want to expand your tobacco-free workplace policy to include vaping. This session defines vaping and provides resources to help you create a policy change.
September 15, 2020 12:00 PM ET
A little competition can be good for your staff’s health. You can create a challenge around many well-being activities, from fitness to gratitude, mindfulness, nutrition or drinking water. This session gives you ideas for well-being challenges you can set up and run at your office.
September 8, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Researcher Dan Buettner found Blue Zones throughout the world where people thrive with healthy living into their 100s. Learn to create a Blue Zones culture that helps your employees thrive.
September 1, 2020 12:00 PM ET
We scan well-being research and news daily. In this session, we’ll share recently published, innovative and exciting information we’ve found.
August 25, 2020 12:00 PM ET
The workplace can be draining due to cluttered desks, calendars and inboxes. We’ll provide you with strategies to help you eliminate clutter to make space for success, referencing the book Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein.
August 18, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Join New Directions Behavioral Health Advocate Alejandra Juarez as she discusses the importance of behavioral and emotional health as part of your overall well-being strategy.
August 11, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Dental plans are highly valued by employees. They provide preventive care and boost self-esteem while decreasing lost work hours. Dr. Lisa Knowles, a dentist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will explain why it’s important to begin and maintain oral health routines.
August 4, 2020 12:00 PM ET
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and a perfect chance to focus on how you can support your breastfeeding employees. Our special guest, Lonias Gilmore, M.P.H., from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services joins us to talk about the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Provision in the Fair Labor Standards Act and practical … Continue reading Breastfeeding 101 for Employers
July 28, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Here’s your chance to listen to six Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan onsite well-being coordinators talk about how they help their customers create a healthier workforce. Topics will include:
Changing your culture to focus on well-being
The best policies to implement to positively impact employee well-being
Motivating your employees to eat healthier or lose weight
Motivating your employees … Continue reading Onsite Well-Being Coordinator Roundtable
July 21, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Retain top talent by providing financial and emotional protection to your employees through Specialty Benefits, such as life, accident, disability and critical illness coverage. Join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan specialty benefits expert Richard Vaccarella as he discusses how these types of benefits can help.
July 14, 2020 12:00 PM ET
A “green” workplace can increase the well-being of your staff while helping the environment. We’ll discuss simple activities you can do to bring green into your office through challenges, culture changes and more.
July 7, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Well-being technology advances every day. We’ll talk about new and innovative apps, devices and other forms of technology that can help you support your employees’ physical, mental and social well-being.
June 30, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Ergonomics is the science of designing the job and workplace to fit the worker rather than the other way around. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will share examples that support the physical well-being of your employees.
June 23, 2020 12:00 PM ET
As an employer, you’re tasked with supporting many generations at work. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator discusses how to support workforce well-being for all generations.
June 16, 2020 12:00 PM ET
For workers who feel isolated, it may be hard to imagine that work could become a psychologically safe space where friendships easily form and flourish. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will discuss how to nurture a culture that encourages connections at work.
June 9, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Employee eating behaviors are influenced by the food options you make available at your workplace. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will discuss how to update your food choices, cafeteria and vending machines.
June 2, 2020 12:00 PM ET
In times of uncertainty it can be easy to succumb to stress. Fight off those feelings by learning self-care tips you can share with your employees.
May 26, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Taking time to be grateful helps us to re-wire our brains to look for the good around us. We will talk about how gratitude positively impacts your body and brain. You and your employees will receive tips on how to incorporate this practice into your daily schedule.
May 19, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Worksites can encourage staff to identify their purpose both at work and at home. Blue Cross Well-Being Coordinator Chris Barr will provide a program to support a thriving workforce by helping them identify their purpose.
May 12, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Physical activity is important for your employees’ health and well-being. Help your employees learn creative ways to work out at home with kids, spouses, or by themselves.
May 5, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Journaling is a great way for your employees to be organized, practice gratitude, and process stress. You will learn the importance of this practice and how you and your employees can incorporate it into your life.
April 28, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Nature positively impacts our bodies and brains, helps to reduce stress, increase productivity, and increases brain function. Join this session to learn how important it is for you and employees to spend some time outside at work and home.
April 21, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Hygge is a Danish word that means enjoying life’s simple pleasures and is a fundamental part of their lifestyle. Learn how to hygge. We will also give tips you can pass on to your employees.
April 14, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Working from home can be productive even with children, pets, and partners. Help your employees learn coping techniques to make working from home a good experience.
April 7, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Learn the importance of helping your employees become resilient to stress by using virtual classes, apps, yoga and more.
March 31, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Join Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, as she shows how to use stocked pantry items to create easy healthy meals.
March 24, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Supporting your employees during this time is important to maintain their well-being. Topics discussed will include how to survive a social isolation order and the importance of building a strong social support system.
March 18, 2020 12:00 PM ET
COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, presents challenges to you and your organization, with possible implications for the health and well-being of your employees and their families. This webinar will help you navigate the impact of COVID-19, including prevention measures, coverage and benefits, care options and an overview of the measures Blue Cross is … Continue reading Navigating Coronavirus
March 17, 2020 12:00 PM ET
March 20 is the International Day of Happiness. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will discuss the importance of happiness and how it translates to the well-being of your employees.
March 10, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. In this webinar, your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will review activities you could give to your employees to stimulate their brains and highlight the impact of brain science.
March 3, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Eye injuries in the workplace are very common, but many are avoidable. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment every day. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection can lessen the severity and even prevent 90% … Continue reading Workplace Eye Safety
February 25, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Only half of all American adults report meeting the physical activity guidelines. Worksites can encourage physical activity through a multicomponent approach of offering management support, access to opportunities for physical activity, policies and social support programs. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will share tips to get your staff moving throughout the day.
February 18, 2020 12:00 PM ET
If everyone 50 years and older got regular screenings, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Communities, health professionals and families can work together to encourage screenings. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will share ideas to help spread awareness to your employees.
February 11, 2020 12:00 PM ET
February is Heart Health Month, and it’s important to highlight how your workplace culture of well-being can affect heart health by focusing on gratitude. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will discuss the health benefits of gratitude and ways you can share gratitude in the office.
February 4, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Many people experience the blues during the colder, darker days of winter. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will provide tips on how your organization can recognize the symptoms and offer treatment options to promote a healthy lifestyle during the winter months.
January 28, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Blood drives are important for the well-being of your community. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will discuss why they’re important and give you tips to make sure your company’s blood drive motivates employees and you reach your donation goals.
January 21, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator will share messages, videos and programs your organization can draw from while highlighting healthy choices and giving your employees tips to manage their health … Continue reading Prepare for Heart Health Month
January 14, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Learn about the importance of helping your employees become resilient to stress through apps, onsite classes, yoga and more. Your Virtual Well-Being coordinator explains what resilience is and how you can help your employees improve it.
January 7, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Learn how to support your employees’ well-being by addressing their physical, mental, community, social and financial well-being. The Virtual Well-Being coordinator will provide examples and content to help your company enhance its culture of well-being in 2020.
December 17, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Your Blue Cross Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will wrap up 2019 and provide you with a sneak peak of what’s to come for next year’s program.
December 10, 2019 12:00 PM ET
According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, disorganization can lead to financial losses equivalent to 10% of a manager’s salary. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will discuss cluttered work stations, how they affect your employees’ focus, productivity and creativity, and ways to help employees declutter.
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December 3, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Employees who are well-rested and get the proper amount of sleep work more intelligently, efficiently and creatively. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will provide tips on how your organization can enhance its culture to promote better-rested employees.
November 19, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Organizations that incorporate work-life balance into their culture may decrease staff turnover, improve employee retention, increase employee job satisfaction, strengthen employee commitment and motivation, and more. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will provide tips and examples on how your organization can adopt valuable work-life practices.
November 12, 2019 12:00 PM ET
More and more organizations are recognizing the physical and mental health benefits of exercise and are creating a company-wide fitness center or gym. Improving your employees’ physical health through exercise may improve their productivity, safety and ergonomics, creativity, engagement and more. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will take you through the process of starting an onsite … Continue reading Starting a Gym Onsite
November 5, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Keeping employees productive, creative, happy and engaged can be difficult during the holiday season. Help your employees move into the holiday season with a focus on health and well-being. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will provide tips to help you keep your employees motivated, engaged and healthy during the holiday season.
October 29, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Technology has transformed how organizations and employees operate. That’s why it can be challenging for any organization to get their employees to stop using digital or electronic devices for a certain period of time. However, implementing a digital detox in the office can benefit employees’ memory, creativity, energy levels, attention span and more. Your Blue … Continue reading Digital Detox at The Office
October 22, 2019 12:00 PM ET
The workforce is aging. According to the American Society on Aging, 1 out of 4 workers — nearly 25% of the working population — in the U.S. will qualify as part of the aging workforce, defined as those age 55 and older, as early as in 2020. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator provides tips on how … Continue reading Addressing the Aging Workforce
October 15, 2019 12:00 PM ET
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 15.4 million Americans care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. An increasing number of employees are taking on caregiving roles. But without the support of their employer, an employee’s productivity, health and creativity can diminish. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will provide tips on how organizations can support employee … Continue reading Supporting the Caregivers on Your Staff
October 8, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Loneliness has become an epidemic in the United States. It can have profound effects on an employee’s health, happiness, productivity and overall job performance. Lack of social support in the office may lead to decreases in employee attendance and higher costs for health insurance claims. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will talk about actions to take … Continue reading The Cost of Loneliness
October 1, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Working remotely isn’t only more convenient for employees and employers; it’s also extremely beneficial. According to a report from Gallup, employees from several organizations who spent 60% to 80% of their time working remotely had the highest rates of engagement. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will provide tips on how you can support employees who work remotely.
September 24, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Registered Dietitian Susan Okonkowski will provide ways to help your employees recognize the facts behind nutritional trends, and offer advice about how to establish a long-term approach to healthy eating to fuel the body to be its best.
September 17, 2019 12:00 PM ET
According to the American Cancer Society, 39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will provide ideas to promote cancer awareness activities and events throughout the year and provide you with a cancer awareness calendar.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week … Continue reading Cancer Awareness
September 10, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Emergency room use has steadily increased for many years in the United States. The cost of ER visits can have a profound effect on any organization. Your Virtual Well-Being Coordinator will provide tips to educate your employees on the proper use of care.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to … Continue reading Proper Use of Care
September 3, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Empower your employees to live healthier and fight chronic conditions, such as diabetes. Grace Derocha, a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will talk about how diabetes affects your employees’ productivity and morale. Learn how to help them self-manage with nutritious food choices, exercise, good sleep and stress … Continue reading Empower Your Employees to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Regulate Blood Sugars and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
August 27, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Direct-to-consumer drug advertising often emphasizes lifestyle over information such as side effects and cost. Renata Jalosinski, a registered pharmacist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will discuss the evolution of DTC advertising, including U.S. Food & Drug Administration requirements and guidelines, as well as legislation that may affect the future of drug advertising. We’ll … Continue reading Consumerism: Drug Ads
August 20, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Regular physicals, screenings and tests are an important part of your employees’ well-being. Blue Cross Virtual Well-Being Coordinator Matt Wozny will walk you through steps to help your employees be proactive with their health and well-being.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and destress. Join your … Continue reading The Importance of Preventive Care
August 13, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Balancing work and personal responsibilities while caring for a family is challenging for your employees. When you have organizational policies that support them, you’re more likely to retain productive and engaged employees. Virtual Well-being Coordinator Matt Wozny will talk about how to keep your working parents motivated and productive.
It’s important for everyone to take a … Continue reading Supporting Parents at Work
August 6, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Many employees would like to advance their education through degrees or other training opportunities. Learn how to support them as they work to enhance the skills that can lead them to being experts in their current roles and transition to different roles within the company.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their … Continue reading Supporting Employees Working to Enhance Their Skills
July 30, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Vaccines are important for improving wellness in the workplace, so it’s important to know the facts. Children and adults should be immunized to protect their health and the community from conditions such as the flu and pneumonia. Renata Jalosinski, a registered pharmacist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will discuss the safety and effectiveness … Continue reading The Value of Vaccines
July 23, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Studies show employees are more productive and calmer when surrounded by plants or have views of nature. Virtual Well-Being Coordinator Matt Wozny will teach you how to implement green spaces within your organization, and talk about their well-being benefits.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and … Continue reading The Importance of Green Space in Business
July 16, 2019 12:00 PM ET
The foods we consume directly affect our bodies and our health. The health and well-being of your employees is important, so having access to fresh produce at work will encourage them to eat healthier and may lead to cost savings for employers. In this session, Dan Muncey, an onsite well-being coordinator at Blue Cross Blue … Continue reading Starting a Farmers Market in the Office
July 9, 2019 12:00 PM ET
According to An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S. by Oxford Economics, more than 40% of American workers who received paid time off didn’t take all their allotted time, which negatively impacts productivity, morale and mental health. Virtual Well-being Coordinator Matt Wozny will help you encourage employees to take their vacation time and … Continue reading Encouraging Your Employees to Take Vacations
July 2, 2019 12:00 PM ET
The Blue Cross® Health & Wellness website provides valuable online resources that can help your employees improve their overall well-being. In this session, Virtual Well-Being Coordinator Matt Wozny will navigate you through the online platform and provide tips on how your employees can use all the well-being resources.
It’s important for everyone to take … Continue reading Blue Cross® Health & Wellness Website Demo
June 25, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Empower your employees by getting them involved with your community. Learn about the power of community well-being and how it can benefit your employees’ happiness, trust and connectedness. Virtual Well-Being Coordinator Matt Wozny will also cover the benefits of implementing volunteer programs in the workplace and how these programs can increase employee engagement and job … Continue reading Community Well-Being: Encouraging Your Employees to Volunteer
June 18, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Join guest speaker Alejandra Juarez from New Directions Behavioral Health as she discusses setting appropriate boundaries and using emotional intelligence. She’ll also offer some tips on meeting with employees experiencing personal challenges.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and destress. Join your virtual well-being coordinator Matt … Continue reading Supporting Employees with Personal Challenges, Part 2
June 11, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Employees are human beings, and they’re going to experience personal challenges. These challenges sometimes come into the workplace. Join guest speaker Alejandra Juarez from New Directions Behavioral Health as she discusses some of these challenges, such as how to recognize signs of a troubled employee, and offers some basic tools for supporting staff.
It’s important for … Continue reading Supporting Employees with Personal Challenges, Part 1
June 4, 2019 12:00 PM ET
One of the easiest ways employers can help employees reach their savings goals is to encourage automatic saving through such things as payroll deposit options, employer-sponsored retirement programs and annual increases to employee payroll contributions. In this session, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Jeff Rubleski, a Certified Financial PlannerTM, will review actionable ideas to help … Continue reading Tips to Help Your Employees Save for Short- and Long-Term Goals
May 28, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Tracking spending through a monthly budget is critical in understanding how money is spent. Yet, most adults don’t have a budget to guide them, which is like trying to navigate through an unfamiliar city without a street address. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Jeff Rubleski, a Certified Financial PlannerTM, will share ideas and resources to … Continue reading Help Prevent Employees from Living Paycheck to Paycheck
May 21, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Each organization has a starting point to enhance its population’s health and well-being. Learn about the importance of evaluating your organization’s population and how to utilize the data to better create a culture of well-being.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and destress. Join your virtual … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Well-Being
May 14, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Learn the importance of building a culture of well-being in the workplace. Virtual Well-Being Coordinator Matt Wozny will define a culture of well-being, how well-being affects your organization’s culture and ways to improve your current culture.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and destress. Join your … Continue reading What is a Culture of Well-Being?
May 7, 2019 12:00 PM ET
The Blue Cross Health & Wellness platform, powered by WebMD®, gives your employees a secure place to keep important information. Learn more about the Personal Health Record, WebMD mobile apps, Health Trackers and the Device and App Connection Center, all available when members log in to bcbsm.com.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment … Continue reading Blue Cross® Health & Wellness Platform: Personal Health Record, Mobile Apps, Health Trackers, and Device and App Connection Center
April 30, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Relationships at work help employees connect, and may improve their happiness, productivity and overall well-being. Virtual Well-Being Coordinator Matt Wozny explains how teamwork can aid in business success and employee satisfaction, and enhance social connections.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and destress. Join your virtual … Continue reading Social Well-Being: How to Connect in the Office
April 23, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Employees in every age demographic — from the newly hired millennial to the soon-to-retire baby boomer — have debt issues that affect the productivity of your workforce. When employees have too much debt, they’re absent from work more than average and are often distracted during the work day. This impacts your bottom line. This webinar … Continue reading Employee Debt and its Impact on Well-Being
April 16, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Having friends at work is a key to overall happiness, and it makes your employees more likely to be engaged in their jobs. In this session, you’ll learn how to build an environment that promotes social interaction to improve your employees’ social well-being.
April 9, 2019 12:00 PM ET
The Blue Cross® Health & Wellness platform, powered by WebMD®, provides valuable online resources that can help you and your employees get and stay healthy. In this session, Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny walks you through three resources: the health assessment, Digital Health Assistant programs and My Pregnancy Assistant.
It’s important for everyone to take a … Continue reading The Blue Cross® Health & Wellness Platform: Health Assessment, Digital Health Assistant and My Pregnancy Assistant
April 2, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Having a productive and engaged workforce is critical to a successful business. A high percentage of employees experience financial distress, which could result in lower productivity and impaired employee focus that can reverberate throughout your organization. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Jeff Rubleski, a Certified Financial PlannerTM, will help you understand why it’s important … Continue reading The Importance of Financial Wellness at the Workplace
March 26, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Kindness can bring a sense of richness and fulfillment to our lives. Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny will discuss the health benefits of kindness, and how kindness can lead to a sense of social connectedness with others.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and … Continue reading Kindness and Compassion in Personal Life
March 19, 2019 12:00 PM ET
A positive work environment that promotes kindness and compassion can improve your employees’ overall well-being. Learn more about the effects of a kind and compassionate workplace from Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and destress. Join your virtual well-being … Continue reading Kindness and Compassion in Work Life
March 12, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny helps you understand what resilience is and how to help your employees build their resilience to assist with workplace stress.
March 5, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Encouraging your employees to focus on their physical well-being can have positive effects on your organization. Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny provides details on these effects.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus on themselves and destress. Join your virtual well-being coordinator Matt Wozny for a six-minute Continue reading Being Mindful of Physical Health, Part 2
February 26, 2019 12:00 PM ET
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to poor health and increased health care costs. Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny talks about the benefits of moving more and sitting less, which include increased creativity and blood circulation, and improved listening and engagement.
It’s important for everyone to take a moment out of their week to focus … Continue reading Being Mindful of Physical Health, Part 1
February 19, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny shares how keeping a daily gratitude journal can lead to better sleep, reduced physical pain and a higher sense of well-being. People who have a higher sense of well-being had more resilience when it comes to daily challenges and stress.
February 12, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Happiness affects the bottom line. According to Gallup, each unhappy worker costs a company about $13,000 per year, totaling $300 billion per year in lower productivity. Happiness is linked to job productivity, job satisfaction, increased engagement, creativity, energy and resilience.
February 5, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Meditation is a form of mindfulness that originated in religion and is used to achieve mindfulness, allowing you to focus only on the present moment. Learn about research that shows being mindful and meditating can help with losing weight, improving sleep, and decreasing stress and depression.
January 29, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Mindfulness allows you to focus only on the present moment and purposefully pay attention and be aware of your surroundings, emotions and thoughts. How can mindfulness help you achieve well-being? Learn how to reprogram your attitudes and habits to help you “rewire” your brain for mindfulness.
January 22, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Well-being isn’t a new concept – it’s been part of the workplace for many years. Join Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being coordinator Matt Wozny as he takes a closer look at why well-being programs matter, and how they affect health care costs and productivity.
January 15, 2019 12:00 PM ET
What’s the difference between wellness and well-being, and why is the industry moving toward well-being? Find out more about how well-being can guide your employees on their personal journey in life.
January 8, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Learn more about the innovative new Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being program and how it can help your workplace achieve a culture of well-being. Meet your Virtual Well-Being coordinator, Matt Wozny, as he walks you through the value of Virtual Well-Being and how it works.
October 4, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a discussion on breast cancer awareness with Mary Mehi, R.N.
October 11, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us for a review of our College Student Insurance and Well-Being Checklist. Students can use the checklist to help them understand insurance jargon and remind them how to maintain their well-being while at college.
October 18, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us as we discuss how self-care has moved from a luxury to a necessity to live a thriving life. You’ll be asked to identify areas of self-care you should be prioritizing.
October 25, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join Marissa and her daughter Kate for a demonstration on how to create various charcuterie boards for the holidays.
November 1, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Bring a hot drink and snack to fika with Cindy and Marissa. This important Swedish tradition held twice per day is centered around giving yourself a moment to have a break and socialize with others.
November 15, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join Dr. Dayna LePlatte as she discusses the research behind brain health for seniors including completing puzzles, playing games and the benefits of learning something new.
November 22, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us to learn how to leverage different mindfulness techniques to get through difficult conversations.
November 29, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us to learn several techniques to conquer the inevitable stress during the holidays.
December 6, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Join us to learn how to develop healthy money habits to improve your financial well-being as you move toward financial freedom.
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