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

Quiet Quitting: What Employers Need to Know, and How to Address It

First came the Great Resignation. Now we’re seeing quiet quitting or, as it’s also been called, “acting your wage.” Here’s what employers need to know about this trend, and how to counter it by making employees feel valued, respected and invested in shared success. What is quiet quitting? Quiet quitting refers to employees doing the […]

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Executive Health

Executive Physicals: Good for Health & Business

What’s unique about an executive physical? Can it really identify potential health problems? Should you be offering executive physicals as one of your benefits for executives? These are all great questions about an important topic: leadership health. Common benefits for executives include perks like reserved parking, incentive pay and much more. These can maximize productivity […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Why Supporting Employee Well-being Matters

Mental health and employee well-being in the workplace is a hot topic. Headlines and research highlight the continued spillover of workplace stress into all aspects of employees’ lives, driving sky-high levels of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and more. It’s a focus for good reason, as corporate mental health is not only a people priority, but […]

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Benefit Trends

Navigating Employee Benefit Trends to Balance Cost & Coverage

We’re in a transitional moment for the future of work, as employees rethink what they want from their careers and employers. As a result, HR and company leaders are navigating changing priorities in attracting and retaining talented employees. These include new hiring challenges like broad talent loss and the shift to remote work. It’s harder […]

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Beyond Coverage

Creating Benefit Diversity for Generational Differences in the Workplace

Most of us already know that the one-size-fits-all approach to employee benefits is over. Evolving employee needs and employer priorities have changed how HR must approach benefit diversity. In addition, for the first time in history, five generations are in the workforce at the same time. Each has its own set of age-and-stage needs, values […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

The State of Employee Mental Health & Well-Being

A dose of dark humor may have helped many of us cope with the last two years, according to new research by the American Psychological Association.1 But funny memes can only go so far. As we enter the third year of pandemic living, employee mental health and well-being is struggling. Realizing the importance of workplace […]

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Beyond Coverage

Navigating the Great Resignation into 2022

If you’re struggling to hire or to hold onto your talent, you’re not alone. The Great Resignation is still going strong, and nearly 90% of companies are experiencing higher turnover rates than normal.1 Between July and December 2021, over 20 million people left their jobs.2 They’ve joined the millions who started the exodus in early […]

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Benefit Trends

Three Key 2022 Employee Benefit Trends—and Why They Matter

New year, new worries: nearly two full years into the pandemic, employers and employees are grappling with new uncertainty as the Omicron wave upends normalcy once more. Add to this the ongoing strain of mental health and workplace stress, and the challenges of a fierce hiring market. It’s easy to see how critical the right […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Know your employees’ mental health state

How well do you know your employees’ mental health state? Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global work environment has been especially inhospitable to employees’ mental health and well-being. Faced with ambient health stress and the impact of isolation, workers have had to deal with challenges at every turn in their efforts to […]

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Benefit Trends

Whistle While You Work – The Relationship Between Employee Happiness and Productivity

Even in today’s booming economy and thriving job market, many employees still experience stressors that can impact productivity at work. And while this stress may not originate from the workplace itself, stress experienced within an employee’s personal life can directly impact their performance, focus, and sense of self-worth at work. According to a recent MetLife […]

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All

The Blurring of Boundaries Between Work and Life

Technology improvements have completely altered the way that our workforce operates, blending work and life, by making our work accessible from anywhere, any time. With this change sometimes comes increased expectations from employers, who hope to see their employees responsible for work matters 24/7. Risk of Burnout Rising expectations are often partnered with mounting stress […]

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All

Retaining the Generation X Workforce

Generation X Generation who? Haven’t you heard? Baby boomers are retiring in droves, Millennials are swarming the workforce and Gen Z is close behind! In the rush of managing different generations, you may overlook X. You can find plenty of articles and advice about how to recruit and retain other generations. But what about Generation […]

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