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Why Behavioral Health Matters – A Look at Substance Use Disorders
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  • May 27, 2021
    Why Behavioral Health Matters – A Look at Substance Use Disorders

    From workplace safety to productivity and ultimately, health care cost, substance use disorders (SUD) present many challenges for today’s employers. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), more than 70% of those with substance use disorder in the U.S. are employed. And with COVID-19, substance use continues to be a problem for employers as many individuals sought alcohol, nicotine, opioids, and illicit drugs to cope with the additional stress brought on by the pandemic.

    During this one-hour Master Class webinar, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will unwrap the challenges employers face with substance use disorder by discussing global and national trends related to SUD, the prevalence and issues stemming from stigma, and the ways SUD can be treated. HR and benefit-decision professionals will leave this Master Class with a better understanding of the impact of SUD, what challenges their employees face when confronted with this disease and how to best support their entire workforce with resources and tools.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • April 29, 2021
    Maximizing the Value of your Consumer-Driven Health Plan

    As the cost of health care continues to rise, its affordability is top of mind for everyone. Not surprisingly, consumer-driven health plans — introduced to help combat rising costs and provide members with more control over their health care expenditures — have increased in popularity. Over the years, many businesses have had to restructure their offerings, causing more interest in high-deductible health plans and health savings accounts.

    In this one-hour interactive webinar, human resource professionals will learn more about consumer-driven health plans, how they function and the roles that you, your health plan and employees play when implementing a consumer-driven health plan. Experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will share their expertise on what’s happening in the market with high-deductible health plans, the link between plan understanding and making informed decisions, and how that understanding can lead to higher satisfaction and lower costs.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • March 25, 2021
    A Closer Look at Coordinated Care

    Recorded March 25, 2021

    Your employees face an increasingly fragmented and complex health care system. It’s often up to your employees to manage all the different facets of their care on their own. They may see a primary care physician and a couple of specialists, but those providers may not be communicating with each other. Or, when they go to the hospital, their primary care physician may not be notified.

    The system is such that a lot of the coordination and communication falls on your employee themselves, which can cause confusion, stress and lack of care. This ultimately can result in gaps of care that ultimately lead to more health care expenses, impacting you employees and your bottom-line. This is compounded by challenging social determinants of health - conditions where people work, live, learn and play that contribute to their health and well-being.
    With proper care management and care coordination program, the burden of navigating the health system now becomes a partnership with your employee and their insurer, resulting in higher plan satisfaction and decreased health care spend.

    During this one-hour, Master Class webinar, we’ll dive into how coordinated care works, how coordination can decrease your health care expenditure, and enhancements to coordinated care that expand this type of service to service to all your employees. Leading our discussion is Ann Marie Baker, MPH, RD, vice president of Care Management and Michael Kobernick, MD, medical director, Clinical Consulting, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • February 25, 2021
    Developing a Musculoskeletal Benefits Strategy

    Musculoskeletal conditions are complex and comprise of more than 150 diagnoses that effect the muscles, bones, joints in the human body. Due to their complexity, these conditions are a leading contributor to disabilities globally. With more than 127 million Americans living with a musculoskeletal condition, musculoskeletal treatment and care represent a top healthcare cost driver for nearly all employers, estimated at a staggering $213 billion annually in cost from treatment, care and lost wages. This high prevalence causes significant burden on both your bottom line, the employer, and your employees’ health and well-being.

    During this one-hour Master Class webinar, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will explore the several factors that contribute to the high costs around musculoskeletal conditions and strategies you, as an employer, can consider to address these costs when evaluating your health plan offering. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance upon registering for this session.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • January 28, 2021
    Building a Culture of Health and Wellness

    Employers face many challenges in supporting their workforce’s health and wellness. With more than $530 billion lost every year by employers in illness-related lost productivity, employers are seeking innovative ways to promote healthy actions to improve the well-being of their workforce while having more control over their health care spend. Studies show that when employees receive timely and appropriate care, they are shown to be more productive, more cost effective and most importantly, healthier.

    But how can employers help their employees seek care? Where do you even begin?

    During this one-hour Master Class session, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Premise Health will dive into how employers can support their employees’ health. We will focus on understanding social determinants of health, the benefits of a healthy workforce as well as innovative care delivery solutions available to further promote health, wellness and accessibility to your workforce.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • November 19, 2020
    Resiliency in the Workplace

    Everyone has experienced stress in one form or another, and this year has proven no exception. From the rippling effects of COVID-19, including social distancing, fear of contracting the disease and uncertainty about the future to the difficult conversations about social injustice, your employees are facing new challenges and stressors that have never been experienced before.

    In addition to these sources of stress in today’s world, the workplace continues to be identified as the top stressor in your employees’ life. These compounding factors directly impact your business through poor employee performance and productivity, which can stem from serious mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Therefore, as an employer, it is critical to face these issues head-on.

    During this one-hour, Blue Cross Master Class webinar, our experts will weigh in on the concept of resiliency. We will focus on the role of resiliency in the world today and what you can do as an employer to promote a resilient workplace with help from your health plan. Lastly, we will provide you with educational resources and tools to help you understand and address resiliency with your workforce.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • October 29, 2020
    The Evolution of Telehealth

    COVID-19 has impacted our lives in many ways. As the world was adapting to stay-at-home orders and quarantining, health care providers and patients required new methods of giving and receiving care. Prior to the pandemic, less than 10% of providers in Michigan reported offering telehealth services. Within a two-month span, the number of primary care physicians and behavioral health specialists utilizing telehealth skyrocketed to more than 80%, becoming new normal for care delivery in Michigan and across the United States.

    During this live, one-hour, Master Class webinar, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will take a deep-dive look at the recent expansion of telemedicine services, how care can be measured and delivered through digital tools and provide insight on the future technology and trends with virtually delivered care. Participants can expect to learn about telemedicine options available to them and their business, as well as how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is supporting this evolution in medicine, both during the pandemic and moving forward.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • September 24, 2020
    Implicit Bias in Health Care

    Implicit bias are the beliefs and partialities we hold that impact the way we interact, engage and make decisions with the world around us. Implicit biases are most often different from our outward beliefs as they are reside in the subconscious. Everyone possesses this type of bias, but most do not recognize and understand the impact it has on their personal and professional lives.

    During this live, one-hour, Master Class webinar, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will discuss the presence of implicit bias in health care and other settings, how it impacts providers’ decision-making and, ultimately, how it affects patients’ health outcomes. We will also discuss how to become aware of implicit bias and the importance of developing cultural competency. Upon the conclusion of this presentation, our experts will host a question and answer session with participants.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • August 27, 2020
    The Value of Specialty Pharmacy Benefits

    Pharmacy is the most widely used benefit on your group’s health insurance plan. When people often think about their pharmacy benefits, they often think of and visualize filling a prescription at their local retail pharmacy. But what happens when you have a prescription that requires going to a specialty pharmacy? As the use of specialty drug therapies continues to grow, so does the importance of education and awareness for involved with managing pharmacy benefits.

    During this live, one-hour, Master Class webinar, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will discuss the key differences between retail and specialty pharmacies and provide a deep-dive look at the value specialty pharmacies provide to your company and employees. This session will also review major trends in specialty pharmacy and the specialty drug pipeline.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • July 30, 2020
    Hackers and Health Care - The Importance of Data Security

    Data breaches and cyber attacks on companies and organizations have been all over the news. From retailers to banks to tech giants and the healthcare industry, corporate hacking is costing businesses big money. And when that data involves personal health information (PHI), it costs businesses even more! Yet, most organizations remain vulnerable, unaware and unprepared on how to properly secure their employees' health-related data.

    During this one-hour live Master Class webinar, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will discuss the current climate of data security in the world. This Master Class will provide you with the tenets of securing your healthcare data and provide you with information on how to best equip yourself and organization from a potential breach.

    Don't get hacked. Don't miss out.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

  • June 25, 2020
    Inclusion, Health Care and the LGBTQ+ Community

    In recognition of Pride Month, this one-hour live Master Class webinar, experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan EquallyBlue Employee Resource Network will discuss the health disparities that exist within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community, including the impact of COVID-19 on this population. Our panel will discuss how providers and insurers, like Blue Cross, are addressing these unmet needs of the approximately 9 million people in the United States that identify as LGBTQ+. Additionally, our experts will discuss the recent impacts of COVID-19 on this population.

    This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit. This activity has been approved for 1 HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

     

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
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