Breaking the Cycle of Addiction, Family by Family
Did you know that more than 9 million children in the U.S. live with a parent who uses illegal drugs?* Here’s another drug abuse fact: children living with an addicted family member are four times more likely than their peers to develop a drug dependency. ** In an effort to break the drug and alcohol addiction cycle,…
The Latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines and What You Need To Know
The U.S. government recently published a new set of dietary guidelines to reflect the most current findings in nutrition science. It’s 500 pages long and aimed at public health professionals, so we’ve asked registered dietitian and certified personal trainer John Rickards to break it down for us. But before we get into the details, John wants to emphasize that these are just guidelines,…
From March 13 – 16, a three-person group from the Corporate Development and Innovation Team at Independence Blue Cross (Independence) traveled to Austin, Texas, to attend this year’s South by Southwest conference (SXSW). SXSW Interactive is an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. The 2016 event featured five days of compelling presentations from some of the brightest minds in emerging technologies….
Manage a workplace crisis with the help of your Employee Assistance Program

Helping employees in the aftermath of a workplace crisis

Workplace crises are an unfortunate fact of life and, depending on how serious they are, they may have far-reaching effects on an employee’s health, productivity, and livelihood. Also known as critical incidents, workplace emergencies can include traumatic events like natural disasters, robberies, serious illness or death of a coworker,…
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