Employer Insights Blog

Welcome to the Employer Insights Blog! Follow us for analysis of healthcare trends, thought leadership and the latest resources focused on helping you and your workforce proactively and conveniently manage their health. 

'Wild to Mild': How Flu Shots Work

William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains how the flu shot works to prevent serious and even life-threatening cases of the flu.

Are Employers Ready to Compete With the Health Care System?

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation uncovered a surprising 7% increase in annual premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance. Next year, large self-insured employers are looking to leverage their clout and take control of their costs, according to health care policy analyst Paul Keckley.

Bring Joy to Young Patients With the Jingle Bell Toy Drive

Looking for ways to directly benefit the patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt? The Jingle Toy Drive Program ensures hospital-bound patients and families experience a little more joy during the holiday season.

Making Workplace Mental Health a Priority 

While the findings of an annual workplace mental health survey have been bleak in recent years, this year’s study has a few bright spots, including a 20% decline in respondents reporting mental health symptoms.

Behavioral Health Resources for Your Employees

Recent studies show that employees are struggling with mental health in the workplace—and they are looking to employers for support. Check out our behavioral health and self-care resources to share with your workforce.