The Source: Weekly Roundup – October 29, 2018

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In this week’s edition, we cover strategies for making a remote team work for your company, input from brokers about the possibility of single-payer healthcare, the opioid epidemic 1 year later, and more!

Remote-Friendly Work Strategies

Making your company remote work-friendly can make a huge difference in recruiting, especially in a tight labor market. Many employees will leave a job because of the commute, and failing to be flexible on this matter will eliminate your company as a good option for many potential candidates. Read more on how to make a remote team work from United Benefit Advisors.

HR’s Recurring Headache: Convincing Employees to get a Flu Shot

The flu costs companies billions of dollars in medical fees and lost earnings every year, not to mention the health risk – last year, the flu killed roughly 80,000 people according to the Centers for Disease Control. How do you make sure your employees are taking the right precautions to keep everyone healthy and flu-free? Read more from Employee Benefit Adviser.

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Improve Employee Financial Wellness for a More Engaged & Productive Workforce

Busy schedules, stagnant wages and a culture of consumerism are all working against employee financial wellness; most employees say that even just keeping up with monthly expenses are one of their biggest financial concerns. Here are 5 ways employers can help improve financial literacy and wellness in their workforce from BenefitsPro.  

Opioid Epidemic at Work: 1 Year Later

On October 26, 2017, opioid use in the U.S. was officially declared an epidemic. One year later, many employers have made some changes to their benefits and health care strategies to combat drug addiction by updating their policies to limit coverage of opioids, expand coverage of alternative pain treatment and enhance payment for substance abuse programs. But experts say there is still room for improvement. Read more from HR Dive.

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Brokers Weigh In: Is Single-Payer on the Horizon?

Single-payer healthcare is a public health care system financed by taxes that covers the costs of essential health care for all residents. Most brokers can agree that massive change to our country’s health care system is on its way, but opinions and predictions about the hot topic of single-payer health care differ.

Read the BenefitsPro roundup of several different viewpoints on the subject.

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