Brought to you by EWG’s 2021 Dirty Dozen List Is Here Nearly 70% of non-organic produce sold in the United States contains pesticide residue, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Every year, the EWG ranks pesticide residue levels of fruits and vegetables based on samples taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the… Read More


Cybercrime and Benefits Plans There is a cyberattack every 39 seconds, according to recent estimates from the University of Maryland. Data breaches and cyberattacks are daily headlines—and employee benefits plans are no exception to those threats. In fact, employee benefits plans are even more vulnerable as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Organizations and benefits providers are… Read More


Provided by Employers Select Insurance Services Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Cards After receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, an employee should be given a vaccine card that lists which vaccine was given, how many doses, the date(s) received and where it was administered. If receiving a two-dose vaccine, the employee would receive a card after their first dose… Read More


Brought to you by ESIS Self-care and Your Mental Health More than half of adults in the United States will experience mental illness—which refers to a variety of conditions that affect one’s mood, behavior, feelings or thinking—at some point in their life. Mental illnesses can occur occasionally, while others are chronic. Common mental illnesses include… Read More


The Current State of Consumer Driven Health Plans Health care consumerism has always been about empowering individuals to select more cost-effective, appropriate care. This thesis is the backbone of consumer driven health plans (CDHPs), which aim to make employees active participants in their health care. A CDHP is simply the combination of a high deductible… Read More


Using Technology in Learning and Development As an organization’s needs accelerate and evolve, it’s also important that their employees have the necessary skills to succeed. By leveraging technology in learning and development efforts, employers can take steps to address these skills gaps—and even improve employee engagement. Whether employees are working on-site, remotely or a mix… Read More


Top 10 Workplace Discrimination Claims In the 2020 fiscal year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resolved more than 70,804 charges of workplace discrimination. Discrimination lawsuits can be very time-consuming and expensive for employers, and can result in a loss of employee morale or reputation within the community. Top Causes of Discrimination According to the… Read More


5 Steps for Year-round Benefits Engagement Open enrollment is something you probably only think about a few times a year. For employees, it might be even less often. That’s why it’s important to touch on benefits throughout the year—to ensure employees are making the most of them. Here are five steps for providing employees with… Read More


Brought to you by ESIS Alcohol Awareness Month During the COVID-19 Pandemic Observed every April, Alcohol Awareness Month is meant to raise awareness about alcohol use and break the stigma by discussing how alcohol-use disorders affect individuals, families and communities. This year is especially critical as COVID-19 restrictions and stress can increase your susceptibility to substance… Read More


 Understanding Prescription Drug Pricing Trends In 2019, the United States spent nearly $370 billion on prescription drugs, keeping trend with significant increases year over year. Although prescription drug spending has historically been a small proportion of national health care costs compared to hospital and physician services, it has grown rapidly in recent years—comprising about 10%… Read More