The pandemic has put employee health and wellness in the spotlight. Given the pandemic’s immediate and lasting impacts on employee health, many employers are expanding their wellness offerings in 2022.
Here are three employee wellness trends to look out for this year:
1. Expanded Mental Health Resources
Many workers continue to battle stress and anxiety in their personal and work lives. Mental health benefits are one way to support employees—and they matter to workers. According to a Calm for Business workplace mental health survey:
Employers are investing inemployees’ mental health with:
Mental health-related healthcare offerings
Expanded telebehavioral health
Robust employee assistanceprograms
Increased use of mental health apps
2. Increased Focus on Hybrid Work-Life Balance
As the boundaries between work and home are blurred, remote and hybrid employees may experience burnout.
To aid in employees’ work-life balance, employers can offer comprehensive wellness offerings, including:
Robust mental health resources and support
Increased schedule flexibility
Time off for mental health or recharging
3. Expanded Financial Wellness Resources
Finances are ranked as the top source of stress by 73% of Americans, according to a CreditWise survey.
Some common employee financial goals are as follows:
Building an emergency savings
Choosing the proper health insurance and benefits
Preparing for significant life events
Saving for retirement
Employers can help support employees’ goals and reduce fiscal stress by exploring financial wellness resources and support options, including:
Trampolines can provide hours of entertainment and fun for the whole family – especially young children. However, having a trampoline on your property can also carry numerous liability risks. Specifically, if a visitor or loved one gets hurt while using your trampoline, you could potentially be held responsible for the cost of their injuries. To protect yourself from trampoline liability concerns, consider the following guidance:
Always supervise all jumpers on the trampoline, regardless of their ages or experience levels.
Restrict the number of jumpers permitted on the trampoline at one time.
Don’t allow children under the age of 6 use the trampoline.
Avoid pacing a ladder near the trampoline. Doing so could encourage younger children to climb it without permission and start jumping.
Prohibit jumpers from doing somersaults of flips on the trampoline, as they could land on their necks or heads incorrectly and experience serious injuries.
Never allow jumpers to use the trampoline as a way to jump onto other objects.
Securely attach safety padding to cover the hooks, springs and frame of the trampoline.
Set up the trampoline on level ground, away from trees and other obstacles.
Install safety netting around a trampoline to provide proper fall protection.
Inspect the trampoline before each use to make sure the springs are secure and that the bed doesn’t have any tears or holes. Don’t allow anyone to use the trampoline if it is damaged.
Attractive Nuisances Explained
Trampolines are considered attractive nuisances – items that are attractive and enticing to children. If kids are walking by your home and spot the trampoline in your backyard, they may be tempted to sneak onto it and start jumping. In the event that they suffer an injury on your property, you could ultimately be held liable.
To protect yourself, consider fencing in your yard and never allow unsupervised individuals to use the trampoline when you are not present. For more personal risk management guidance and homeowners insurance solutions, contact us today.
Byrne Stapleton, CEO of the Stapleton Insurance Group and board member of Anne Grady Services continues his community mission of giving back on Friday June 12, 2020 at 9:00am with a donation of arts, crafts, board and card games, and outdoor activities for the clients of Anne Grady as well as a contribution of donuts and pasties for the faculty and staff members that have worked diligently through the Covid virus.
Byrne Stapleton states “many organizations have been overlooked during this Pandemic. Anne Grady residents went weeks without seeing their family members and many of the supplies used to help entertain the residents were depleted. The staff went above and beyond to make sure all clients were well taken care of and their activities did not suffer.”
Anne Grady is a private not-for-profit charitable organization that opened in March, 1982. Their mission is to enable individuals to experience lives of dignity and respect, by offering the highest quality care possible to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Stapleton continues “as the pandemic continues; we need to make sure that we look out for those in need of support.”
Byrne Stapleton, CEO of the Stapleton Insurance Group awarded two (2) $1000 scholarships on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The first scholarship was awarded to team member Lisa Sheely, son Caden Sheely of Shelby NC. He is committed to play soccer to Mars Hill University in the fall. The second scholarship winner Marla Duff is the step-daughter of team member Sheri Cantu. Marla is a senior at The University of Michigan and will be graduating in December with a double degree in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies.
The Scholarship program was created 10 years ago in memory of James R. Stapleton, our former President and CEO and J. Patrick Stapleton, our former Executive Vice President. The Scholarships proudly supports education and enrichment and are available to our team member’s children and grandchildren. Next year Stapleton will be adding a third $1000 scholarship in the name of Rudy E. Stapleton, former founder of Stapleton Insurance agency.
Byrne Stapleton, CEO of the Stapleton Insurance Group to provide 200 meals to St. Luke’s hospital on Monday April 6, 2020 at noon in an effort to give back to those working in the front line every day to fight the Covid-19 epidemic. In the effort Stapleton wanted make sure and support area local restaurants caught in the crossfire of the pandemic who have had to close and lay employees off in the process.
We need to all come together at this time and support each other.
We are pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2019, Bokerman, Yackee and Koesters and Grisier-Roos Insurance has joined forces with Stapleton Insurance Group. This is an exciting event for both companies involved, for our employees and for our clients. We firmly believe that our greatest assets have always been our people, and by joining forces we have just made a significant increase in the quality of that asset.
We are forging a new company with enhanced experience and expertise. Our merger will create a more comprehensive infrastructure with faster response times. It will also produce an expanded base of highly qualified risk management experts that translates into better service at a preferred price for our clients.
This is a merger of two highly compatible firms. We hold similar values and philosophies on doing business: producing an excellent job for the client, an emphasis on honesty and integrity, and the importance of bringing a positive attitude to work.