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The Curated List
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"The Wellbeing Crisis is Systemic"
Yes, the wellbeing crisis is systemic. In Lessons from a Groundbreaking New Report on Well-being, Jen Fisher,
Chief Well-being Officer at Deloitte and Editor-at-Large, Life-Work Integration at Thrive Global, makes the case that the workplace, along with other social determinants of health play a significant part in individual wellbeing. > Go to article
Money does indeed buy happiness
Looking at two previous and contradictory studies, researchers dig deeper and discover that (increasing amounts of) money does indeed buy happiness for all but the most distressed. > Go to article
Making it real: Social Determinants of Health
In "Why Black Americans have a higher rate of heart disease," EBN examines the "systemic factors at the root" of the health disparities between Black Americans and White Americans. > Go to article
Will our healthcare crisis doom us in our competition with China?
In this opinion piece published in Bloomberg, the author posits that America's "health deficit" is impacting productivity (in numerous ways), which hurts the US in its competition with China.
Glad you asked... about HDHPs
A reporter for Managed Healthcare Executive asked the question "Is There an Alternative to the High-Deductible Health Plan?" His answer is "yes." My answer would be, that depends: Is it healthcare coverage the employer is wanting to provide, and what the employee seeks? Or, is the HDHP really another tax-advantaged savings plan dressed in healthcare clothing? The reporters article focuses on the deficiencies of HDHPs and examines alternatives. > Go to article
Employers Without Pension Plans Should Still Consider Impact of SECURE 2.0
This article highlights the many provisions that can be incorporated into 401k plans as a means of aiding employees deal with financial issues and improve their overall financial wellbeing.
Tackling inequities in health care (part 1)
In Moving from assessment to action to tackle health care disparities, the CEO of Morgan Health (a division of JP Morgan Chase & Co) discusses health care disparities across race and ethnicities, and what can be done to address them. > Go to article
McKinsey 2023 Healthcare Report
Something's missing in this 3-year future-looking report on healthcare in the US: Any meaningful mention of this "industry's" ultimate customer... you know, people like you and me, as well the biggest group (outside the US government) footing the bill - employers. The report does highlight potential "solutions" to mitigating double-digit inflation in the healthcare sector, but nothing particularly new. > Go to article
Employees are still quitting, or at least actively looking for other jobs. Why?
In one piece, a LinkedIn post that generated a lot of responses and comments, the author shared a chart showing the disconnect between what employers believe are the greatest drives and what employees say are the actual drivers (source: McKinsey Study on Attrition). > Go to post
In another piece published by EBN, the author examines why 49% of Black employees are looking to change jobs. > Go to article
Low credit scores: Another symptom of what's ailing America...
Ailing one region in particular: The South. By digging deep into the data, a reporter at The Washington Post discovers that in this region of the country, across races and income levels, has particularly low credit scores for one primary reason: medical debit. > Go to article [pay wall]
And now for something completely different...
In this blog post a journalist / entrepreneur looks to Ghengis Khan (yes, him) to examine "Cognitive Diversity," which in the headline he says is "the key to innovation and better teamwork" After reading this piece, I now a.) understand how Khan and his team were able to conquer so much of the world; and b.) think he (the writer, not Khan) is onto something with his perspective on cognitive diversity. > Go to article