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Many of your employees have put off non-urgent health procedures, dental and vision appointments in the last two and a half months because of COVID-19 infection fears. Now that Vanderbilt Health and other providers have safely reintroduced care services, employees may be ready to reschedule those postponed visits. What should they expect?
Consider these recommendations to better manage pharmacy benefits in an uncertain environment—with the goal of measurably improving the health of your employees and your bottom line:
Many employers are beginning to think strategically about their 2021 health benefits plans. Part of that planning includes taking a closer look at how COVID-19 will impact pharmacy benefits and taking steps to control medication costs.
As our region begins reopening businesses and making a transition to a new normal in the midst of coronavirus, the Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team continues to share guidance to help employers keep safety top of mind. Our new blog has steadily added resources to help our employer partners create policies that protect employees, strengthen their mental health, ensure safe distancing and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic put everything on pause, but now employers are beginning to restart their businesses and develop recovery strategies for 2021. Part of that planning includes taking a hard look at health benefits for their employees—and considering options to regain control over costs.
The Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team hosted a live Q and A webinar on Back-to-Work Safety for Employers on May 7. David Aronoff, MD, Addison B. Scoville Chair in Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, provided relevant, timely information to help you ensure your reestablished business remains a healthy work environment.
Just as VUMC is making plans to reintroduce some services, we know that employers are working hard on plans to reopen shuttered aspects of their businesses. Here are a few resources to ensure your reestablished business remains a healthy work environment.
Public health officials have cautioned in recent days that antibody testing isn’t a “silver bullet” to discovering immunity to COVID-19. In a scientific brief issued Friday, the World Health Organization warned that people who have recovered from the coronavirus are not necessarily protected from catching the disease again.
As much as we’re proud of our work treating and researching COVID-19, we’re eager to return to meeting all of the healthcare needs of our region as soon as it is safe for our employees, patients and community. The flattening curve is a sign that we can start planning ahead—with safety as our cornerstone.
Employers have played an important public health role during COVID-19 by being megaphones for accurate and timely information about the pandemic with their employees and families. One area business leader, AllianceBernstein, recently partnered with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to share strategies for overcoming mental health challenges that employees may be facing during the pandemic.
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