ArmadaCare News & Insights

We’d like to share our latest happenings and provide insights on trending topics related to employee health benefits:

  • News – Check out where we’re making headlines and see our recent media releases. Be sure to visit frequently for our newest updates.
  • Insights – Explore issues related to the workforce, such as talent retention, employee benefits and overall well-being.
In the news

ArmadaCare in the News: How to make the business case for employee well-being programs

Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Features Armadacare: Are your employees stressed? They’re not alone. Eighty-four percent of employees have experienced at least one mental health challenge this year. Stress is normal, whether it’s related to work, life or balancing both. But ongoing high stress can have serious consequences that underscore the business case for effective well-being support. Why support […]

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In the news

Check out this new American Medical Association (AMA) article “New group benefits help practices recruit, retain talented staff.”

ArmadaCare and AMA Insurance Agency, Inc. are collaborating to bring physician practices exclusive access to specialized benefits and services, known as the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program. Learn more in this AMA article.

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Press Release

AMA Insurance Launches New Program to Support Mental Health Needs

Chicago, Illinois—October 13, 2021—AMA Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Medical Association, today introduced a new program to help physician groups address the mental health and behavioral health needs of their employees. Through the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program, physician practices have exclusive access to the WellPak insurance plan developed by ArmadaCare, […]

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Benefit Trends

Top 3 Ways Employers Can Offer Support For Employees

As employers start to transition their employees back into the office, they need to realize they are bringing back employees potentially struggling with mental health and well-being issues due to the lingering effects of the pandemic. In fact, 86 percent of employers surveyed rated emotional health as one of the top three drivers of overall […]

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Benefit Trends

Top 3 Ways Employers Can Offer Support For Employees

As employers start to transition their employees back into the office, they need to realize they are bringing back employees potentially struggling with mental health and well-being issues due to the lingering effects of the pandemic. In fact, 86 percent of employers surveyed rated emotional health as one of the top three drivers of overall […]

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Benefit Trends

The War for Talent & Turnover Post-Covid

Companies have been starting to take a sigh of relief that they have somehow managed to problem-solve their way through a global pandemic. But companies may need to hold their breath again as they brace for the war for talent: more than a quarter of their employees may leave.1 Employees are thinking big moves, reflecting […]

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Benefit Trends

The War for Talent & Turnover Post-Covid

Companies have been starting to take a sigh of relief that they have somehow managed to problem-solve their way through a global pandemic. But companies may need to hold their breath again as they brace for the war for talent: more than a quarter of their employees may leave.1 Employees are thinking big moves, reflecting […]

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Benefit Trends

Return-to-Work Anxiety Is Causing Employee Stress

Employees are beginning to return to the office in large numbers. It’s a moment of normalcy in a year that’s been anything but normal. Yet it’s causing employee stress—very different stress from work-from-home fatigue and isolation, but real stress nonetheless. May’s Mental Health Index by Total Brain surveyed workers and found that nearly two-thirds are […]

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Benefit Trends

The Aches and Pains of Work-From-Home Pressures

Work-from-home may have been a necessity for public health, but over the past 14 months, it’s taken its toll on our physical and mental health. While the mental health crisis of the last year has been well documented, we’re just beginning to see some of the consequences of makeshift work-from-home workstations. The quick shift from […]

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Benefit Trends

Wellness in the Workplace and Support for Employees

May is Mental Health Month. First observed in 1949, Mental Health Month is intended to increase awareness of the essential role mental health and wellness plays in finding that crucial support for employees — and how many millions of people suffer in silence. Given the challenges and difficulties of the last year, there is no […]

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Benefit Trends

Support for Employees That Builds Mental Resilience

The last year turned everything upside down, and we’re not quite done yet. Even though signs of hope are increasing, employees living with sky-high levels of stress and mental health challenges are struggling to cope every day. This is showing up in the workplace in lower productivity, flagging employee engagement and more. For many companies, […]

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Benefit Trends

New Benefit Strategies for Engaged and Happy Employees

If the last year has been all about limits, the future is shaping up to be about reimagination. Millions of employees are planning for a post-COVID future—and it might look really different than the present. They’re considering big moves, rethinking how they pursue professional opportunities or reflecting on what they’ve learned from work-from-home experiences. With […]

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Benefit Trends

Meeting the Need: On the Front Lines of the Employee Mental Health Crisis

A year into remote work, employee mental health has reached all-time lows. Work-from-home fatigue, pandemic exhaustion and persistent work-life balance difficulties have employees reeling. A new study [1] reveals that nearly half of full-time workers in the U.S. are dealing with mental health issues. This marks nearly a 40% increase in the number of workers […]

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Benefit Trends

Employee Mental Health and Alcohol in the Workplace

Employee mental health, which has been on the decline for some time, may have come close to reaching a breaking point. Data [1] from assessments during the 2020 holiday season show there was nearly a 50% rise [2] in the risk of depression among employees and worker focus dropped by over 60%, [3] to an […]

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Benefit Trends

Protecting Productivity in the Workplace: Remote Work Trends

While we’ll remember 2020 as the year most workplaces went remote, many companies had been trending toward a remote work environment for some time. In fact, according to recent data, the percentage of remote workers has grown nearly 160% since 2005. [1] Once considered “normal” only for entrepreneurs or independent contractors, remote work has expanded […]

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