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Better Ways to Help Medicaid Enrollees Quit Smoking

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24.9% vs. 10.7%. That’s the difference in smoking rates between adults on Medicaid and those with private health insurance. Given the deadly effects of smoking from head to toe, this staggering disparity cannot be ignored.

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Diabetes and Smoking Cigarettes: A Risky Combination

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Diabetes Alert Day should be a wake-up call on the serious consequences that tobacco use can have on this chronic condition. Every fourth Tuesday in March is Diabetes Alert Day, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

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What Reduced-nicotine Cigarettes, Menthol Cigarettes Ban Could Mean for Your People

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“FDA weighs ban on menthol cigarettes, which disproportionately addict—and kill—Black Americans” “Biden may lower nicotine in cigarettes. Wait, is that even possible?” You’ve likely seen these headlines and others this week.

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Why Don’t People Just Stop Smoking?

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Despite all we know about the health problems caused by using tobacco, people continue to smoke, dip or chew. This can seem baffling. But knowledge, desire, and determination typically are not enough for most to simply stop smoking.

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The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

4 Important Questions on Employee Wellbeing and Tobacco Use

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Recently, we joined 3 of our clients in a webinar on strategies for protecting employee wellbeing—including how to support those who struggle with tobacco addiction.

The Ugly Truth About New Year’s Resolutions to Quit Smoking

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, quit smoking is often right up there in the top 5, along with losing weight, exercising more, and getting organized.

Want Smoking Cessation Programs in the Workplace that Work?

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Tobacco use is the most common substance use disorder in the U.S. Between 8% and 18% of healthcare expenditures, depending on smoking prevalence, are attributable to smoking.

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1 Thing Healthy Lungs and Emotional Wellness Have in Common

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This October is a twofer when it comes to promoting the benefits of quitting tobacco; it’s Healthy Lung Month and Emotional Wellness Month.

What is a Tobacco Surcharge and How Does My Company Offer One?

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If your company aims to reduce tobacco use among employees, one way it may consider doing this is by charging tobacco users more for their health insurance premiums. Some call this difference in health insurance premium amounts a “premium differential” or a “tobacco use surcharge.”

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Is Live Chat Coaching an Effective Quit Smoking Method?

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When it comes to quitting tobacco, a one-size-fits-all approach can miss the mark. The needs and experiences of people who smoke are different than those who vape. Those with mental health conditions need different support than those without such challenges.

Achieving Health Equity through Just-Right Digital Health

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What 2021 and COVID-19 Could Mean for Tobacco Use Surcharges

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In today’s environment, incentives that inspire and engage employees in healthy behaviors are more important than ever. And one proven method to motivate people to quit smoking is a tobacco use surcharge.

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Tip Sheet: Inspire More to Quit with 2021 Quit-smoking Calendar

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Know when to promote quitting tobacco with our 2021 quit-smoking calendar Smart employers and health plans know offering the right nicotine addiction program is just the start. The magic happens in the way that you ensure tobacco users know effective help is available and easily accessible.

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2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

How Proposed EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules May Impact Workplace Tobacco Cessation Programs

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On Jan. 7, 2021, the EEOC finally released the proposed language revising the wellness incentive rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

Vaping and COVID-19 Risk: Another Reason Working Parents Need Help

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When their kids have an issue with vaping, working parents don’t simply sidestep their worry while they work.

4 Ways to Promote the Benefits of Quitting Tobacco this November

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November is best known for elections, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. But it’s also packed with special events you can use to raise awareness about the benefits of quitting tobacco to employees or members.

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Wondering How to Quit Smoking Cigarettes? Meet Ralph1955

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When you’re wondering how to quit smoking cigarettes, it can feel like you’re alone in the effort—and that makes it tougher.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Tip Sheet for Health Plans: Ways to Help Members Quit Tobacco During the Pandemic

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Offering a quit-smoking program that actively engages health plan members is more important than ever before As more studies emerge, it’s become clear that smoking is associated with a negative progression and adverse outcomes for COVID-19, and that e-cigarette use is a risk factor as well.

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The Disturbing Link between Heart Disease and Smoking

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During the pandemic, employers and health plans are placing an increased focus on chronic conditions, and for good reason. Ongoing issues like heart disease can drive up health care utilization and costs. Plus, those with chronic conditions are at much higher risk for complications with COVID-19.

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Long-lasting Impacts of Weight Gain, Mental Health, Smoking and COVID-19

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With wider COVID-19 vaccination, experts are talking about the return to some daily activities that we haven’t seen in many months.

Health Plan Buyer’s Guide to Quit-tobacco Programs

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Best-in-class quit-tobacco programs are essential for containing costs and improving care. And whether your health plan focuses on employer groups, Medicaid populations, or both, offering an effective, easy-access tobacco cessation program that members will actually use is a must.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Has 2020 Been the Year to Quit Tobacco? Insights from Live Chats

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2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? And not just to try to quit tobacco. This year has upended almost every way we normally would approach our lives.

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Tip Sheet: Education Employees Bothered by Vaping at Work—What Employers Can Do

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The issue of vaping is a much bigger problem in the education workplace than most employers think and now is the time to take action.

How to Choose a Cessation Program that Health Plan Members Want to Use

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A tobacco cessation program is a standard option for many health plans, but now more than ever, standard is often not enough. While the overall prevalence of smoking among U.S.

Vaping in the Workplace: A Bigger Issue Than You Think

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As the nation begins getting back into the office, protecting employees’ health is a top concern. However, one factor influencing this likely isn’t on the radar for many HR leaders yet, and it should be: vaping in the workplace.

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How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Health Plan Buyer’s Guide to Quit-tobacco Programs

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Best-in-class quit-tobacco programs are essential for containing costs and improving care. And whether your health plan focuses on employer groups, Medicaid populations, or both, offering an effective, easy-access tobacco cessation program that members will actually use is a must.

Changing Outcomes with Mental Health and Addiction

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Why Your Plans for Diversity and Social Justice Should Address Tobacco

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For many years, tobacco use has been talked about as a “lifestyle choice” and a “bad habit.” ” The consequences of smoking are now widely known more than 50 years after the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health in 1964.

Is Smoking-Related Stigma Influencing Your Benefit Offerings?

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Do your benefits materials refer to smoking as a “habit” or a “lifestyle behavior”? Does your tobacco cessation program penalize people who smoke if they are not able to quit? Are you thinking of expanding your company’s smoke-free policy to make it “smoker free”?

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.