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. 

5 Ways to Combat Pandemic Anxiety in Your Employees

The pandemic has had a detrimental effect on the mental health of all Americans, with the Kaiser Family Foundation reporting 45% of American adults are experiencing increased anxiety and depression.

Vanderbilt Health Launches Cost Estimator Tool

The new Vanderbilt Health website now features an out-of-pocket cost estimator for many hospital and professional services offered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Patients type their desired health services or procedures into the new online tool, and it will immediate generate estimates on any out-of-pocket charges they will owe.

New CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Quarantine and Return to Work

On Friday, July 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines for people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 to prevent transmission of the virus. We look at what the latest recommendations mean for employers.

Help Employees Get Back in the Game

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, triggering a decrease in physical fitness and an increase in mental health issues. To prevent physical inactivity and anxiety from cascading to greater health problems, now is the time to motivate employees to reach a higher bar in terms of their physical health and well-being.

Promoting the Value of a Primary Care Provider

The number of employees without a primary care provider (PCP)—as high as 16% to 20% of the total population, according to one major health insurance payer—has long been a challenge for HR leaders. The Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team offers a few ideas for helping your employees connect to a PCP.

Your Source for Employer Strategy and Support

The Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team is supporting local businesses with back-to-work health and safety policies, insights from a local business leader, best practices for contact tracing, and survey data to assist in 2021 health plan decision-making.

Back to Work With Constant Vigilance: Q&A With Shawn Smith, Vice President of Human Resources for Ryman Hospitality Properties

Ryman Hospitality Properties recently reopened some of its businesses using health and safety guidance provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), which was named its wellness advisor in May. We talked to Shawn Smith, Vice President of Human Resources, about what the company has learned in the first weeks of opening with revised operating standards and enhanced cleaning procedures.

Nashville Public Health Order Mandating Masks Goes Into Effect

The Metro Public Health Department order mandating masks or face coverings is in effect as of Sunday, June 28. The mandate comes as Nashville and Tennessee have seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions supports the use of masks to help reduce the spread of the virus, and we encourage all businesses to follow the Metro Public Health Department guidelines.