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

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

November 8th, 2021

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

November 4th, 2021

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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Press Release

AMA Insurance Launches New Supplemental Health Insurance Program for Physician Practices

November 4th, 2021

Chicago, Illinois—October 13, 2021—AMA Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Medical Association, today introduced a new supplemental health insurance program designed to help physician groups create tailored and tax-efficient benefit packages that stand out from the competition. Through the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program, physician practices have exclusive access to specialized benefit […]

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Benefit Trends

Return-to-Work Anxiety Is Causing Employee Stress

June 8th, 2021

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

May 25th, 2021

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 6th, 2021

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

April 20th, 2021

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

April 6th, 2021

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

March 11th, 2021

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

February 18th, 2021

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

February 4th, 2021

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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Benefit Trends

Why Employee Health Benefits Matter Now More Than Ever

December 17th, 2020

So much changed in 2020: employers and employees contended with the challenges of remote work, unprecedented stress, radical changes in the economy, new strains to work/life balance and ongoing uncertainty. Through it all, work has remained a constant for many people, which is why employer support and employee health benefits matters more than ever. Once […]

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Benefit Trends

Employee Well-being: Caring for the Whole Employee

December 3rd, 2020

The ongoing challenges of the pandemic have forward-thinking employers actively acknowledging that business continuity and recovery are closely tied to employee health. Supporting employee well-being is key moving forward. Here is what recent research says about the historically unprecedented stress of this period and the value of addressing employee health. Employee health has suffered Across […]

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Benefit Trends

Employers and Employees: Thankful for Benefit Flexibility

November 24th, 2020

Bags of cranberries and cans of pumpkin have appeared in grocery stores nationwide. In the wake of a difficult year, plans to safely gather with others this holiday season and give thanks, are starting to materialize. Amidst the many trials and tribulations of this past year, gratitude for the good things is more important than […]

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Benefit Trends

Emerging Trends in Benefits: Support for Employees

October 22nd, 2020

As the pandemic continues to evolve, new trends and insights into healthcare benefits are emerging. Employees are grappling with unprecedented stress and continued uncertainty. Faced with difficult choices in business continuity planning, employers are focusing on the cost-benefit of support for employees. Here’s a closer look at what advisers and employers need to know. Support […]

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