Health Advocate, Inc. Hosts Free Caregiving: The Impact on the Workplace Webinar

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Featured speaker Dr. Donna Wagner presents latest research and workplace strategies

About one in three employees are faced with balancing their jobs and caregiving duties for a loved one who is sick, elderly or has special needs

Health Advocate™, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, in partnership with HealthyWomen, the nation’s leading independent health information source for women, is pleased to announce a FREE interactive webinar on Caregiving: The Impact on the Workplace.

The goal of the webinar is to increase awareness of the growing trend of employees caring for loved ones; the result of aging family members needing care and the increase of women (“traditional caregivers”) in the workforce. In addition to lost productivity and higher healthcare costs, the burden of caregiving has prompted an increase in family leave requests as well as caregiver discrimination lawsuits.

“About one in three employees are faced with balancing their jobs and caregiving duties for a loved one who is sick, elderly or has special needs,” says Dr. Abbie Leibowitz, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and cofounder of Health Advocate, Inc. Dr. Leibowitz, who will be moderating the webinar, noted, “caregiving-related absences, turnover, replacement, lost productivity and stress-related illness cost businesses an estimated $33 billion each year.”

The webinar will focus on best practices and solutions for meeting the challenge of caregiving in the workplace. All are invited to attend, however, human resource professionals, business leaders and caregivers will find the subject matter especially helpful. Topics covered will include Employee Assistance Programs, Work/Life Balance Programs, wellness programs, eldercare counseling, flexible schedules, expanded benefits, and health advocacy.

In addition, all webinar attendees will receive a free white paper and checklist on caregiving’s impact on the workplace.

Featured Speaker
Donna Wagner, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Productive Aging and the Gerontology programs at Towson University will present the latest research on the cost-effective benefits of workplace strategies to support employee caregivers and “best practices” support models.

Event details

Caregiving: The Impact on the Workplace
Date:     Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Time:     Session 1: 11 am-12 pm ET
Session 2: 2 pm-3 pm ET
Register Online: http://www.HealthAdvocate.com/webinars.aspx
Register by Phone: 866.385.8033, prompt #2

About Health Advocate
Health Advocate™, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, offers a spectrum of time- and money-saving solutions to businesses. We serve more than 16 million Americans and 5,300 clients—including the nation’s largest companies—offering expert, personalized help to navigate the complex healthcare system and resolve clinical and insurance issues. Our complementary solutions, offered for an additional charge, include Wellness Advocate, Pricing Decision Support and HR solutions. The company also offers a direct-to-consumer advocacy service, called Health Proponent® to individuals who are not part of groups.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Health Advocate, has been recognized as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc.500 and is rated one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top 20 Places to Work.

Health Advocate is not affiliated with any insurance or third party provider. Health Advocate does not replace health insurance coverage, provide medical care or recommend treatment.

Contact:
Jessica Parker-Smith
Public Relations Director
Health Advocate, Inc.
D: 610-397-7753/ Toll Free: 866-385-8033 x7753
C: 484-354-8084

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