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June 1, 2021
Workpartners announces expansion of its Workers Compensation services into Maryland and New Jersey
UPMC’s Workpartners, a people activation company, today announced that its Workers’ Compensation Group has expanded to offer its unique, holistically focused services to employers in Maryland and New Jersey, in addition to Pennsylvania and Delaware.
October 5, 2020
Workpartners’ eBenefits Platform Earns HITRUST CSF Certification for Data Security
UPMC’s Workpartners, a people activation company, is pleased to announce that its eBenefits platform has been awarded the HITRUST CSF Certification for Data Security. Recipients of this certification are a part of a worldwide group of prestigious organizations that have shown great commitment when it comes to security, privacy, and regulatory compliance best practices.
September 1, 2020
Why Employers Need to Understand and Maximize Human Capital Management
Workers that are healthy and engaged will be productive, boosting a company’s bottom line — that’s the thinking behind the idea of optimizing human capital.
“This is about seeing people where they are and helping them thrive and compete in today’s workforce,” says David Weir, president of WorkPartners, a company that provides human capital management solutions for high-performing companies throughout the United States.
February 7, 2020
Workpartners Maintains A- (Excellent) Rating from A.M. Best
Workpartners, which is part of UPMC Insurance Services, has retained its financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) with a stable outlook from A.M. Best, the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.
October 25, 2018
Pittsburgh Future of Healthcare event focuses on keeping employees healthy
One in four people have multiple chronic conditions and three out of four people 65 and older struggle with several such ailments, said Criss. As baby boomers age and stay in the workforce, that creates a need for a more integrated approach that’s more focused on keeping the individual in good health than treating each ailment.
December 27, 2017
UPMC Health Plan Maintains A- (Excellent) Rating from A.M. Best
UPMC Health Plan has retained its financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) with a stable outlook from A.M. Best, the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.
October 12, 2017
UPMC Workpartners Acquires HCMS Group, LLC
UPMC WorkPartners, a leading provider of integrated health and productivity solutions and part of UPMC Insurance Services Division, today announced the acquisition of HCMS Group, LLC (HCMS), a privately-held health information service company headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 25, 2017
Workpartners is helping Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) significantly reduce absenteeism with a new leave management program
The MBTA has slashed hundereds of workers from its family medical leave rolls over an 18-month span, thanks to heightened scrutiny - and a $2.2 million private contract - targeting the oft- abused leave policy.
June 26, 2017
Workpartners Names Jeffrey Swaney Vice President of Workers’ Compensation
Jeffrey Swaney has been named vice president of workers’ compensation for WorkPartners. Swaney has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience and will lead the filing, compliance, and underwriting strategies for WorkPartners’ workers’ compensation products. He will spearhead WorkPartners’ efforts to grow new business opportunities and support the marketing efforts to acquire new customers.
December 14, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Self-Talk: Discovering Your Inner Coach
How we talk to ourselves can affect our emotions, confidence, and ability to cope with stressful situations. During this workshop, you’ll learn how to challenge negative thought patterns, quiet your inner critic, and talk to yourself in ways that promote resilience and well-being.
November 30, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Emotional Intelligence: A Model for Success
Your emotional quotient (EQ) is a measure of your emotional intelligence and a strong determinant of success both at work and in life. Join this workshop to explore the four-quadrant model for emotional intelligence and learn strategies to improve your EQ.
November 16, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Attitude of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Every Day
Gratitude isn’t just a feeling we express when someone does something kind. It’s a way of life. Learn the benefits of cultivating a lifestyle focused on gratitude, improving your health, and finding practical ways to be more grateful every day.
November 2, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Help for the Holidays: Tips for Finding Balance and Meaning
Do you struggle to create the “perfect” holiday for your family and friends? Do the demands of the season leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Learn strategies to reduce your stress, manage expectations, and put joy back into your holidays.
October 19, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Healthy Boundaries: Building Gates Not Walls
Boundaries don’t have to be rigid—they can be flexible and ever-changing. In this training, you’ll learn about the importance of setting boundaries, how to communicate those boundaries to others, and how maintaining healthy boundaries in your personal and professional lives can preserve your health and well-being.
October 5, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Compassion Fatigue: The Challenges and Rewards of Caring for Others
Are you overwhelmed by the demands of being a caregiver at work or home? Helping others can enrich our lives in many ways—but it can also lead to compassion fatigue. Find out who’s at risk and why, learn to recognize the symptoms, and explore ways to balance your own needs with those of others.
September 28, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Cannabis Conflict
Marijuana has changed quite a bit in the past few decades, as have the attitudes around its use. The controversial plant is now legal for medical and recreational use in many states. This training will discuss the history of marijuana, the differences between medical and recreational use, safety concerns, and cannabis laws in Pennsylvania and other states.
September 22, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Whole Foods' Whole Health Plan: Delivering higher quality care and better employee engagement
With quality products and friendly in-store experiences, Whole Foods Market inspires health, wellness, and productivity for communities across the country. The same level of care found in a guest's grocery cart can also be found in Whole Foods' comprehensive employee Whole Health Plan.
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Alcohol Misuse: The New Social Drinking
People are drinking more, and the boundaries of “moderation” might be getting a little blurry. This training explores how widespread trauma can impact alcohol consumption, the history of the legal drinking age, suggested parameters for alcohol use, the science of alcohol, and much more.
August 24, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Returning to School: Tips to Help Your Children Cope
As we approach the 2021-2022 school year, many children will be returning to their classrooms
full-time. The adjustment to in-person school after so many months at home is likely to bring unique challenges. Parents, guardians, and concerned adults may feel the need to help keep schools safe
and support children and families. Join us to learn the steps you can take to help children cope as
they return to in-person learning.
July 27, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Reclaiming your Joy
Finding true joy is possible. Learn about what true joy means and how you can add more of it into your days.
July 13, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Science of Happiness
Research shows that happy people feel, do, and live better. That’s great news—but it begs the question: why? And, more importantly, how? This session will explore the history of and research around happiness, how it relates to different parts of your life, and what intentional activities you can do to increase your satisfaction and fulfillment. There are many pathways to happiness. Let's start your journey!
June 28, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Supporting Grieving Children
Have you ever struggled with what to say or do when a child is grieving? Discussing the death of a pet, a loved one or other type of loss, can sometimes feel uncomfortable.
June 15, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Real Secret to Controlling Client Cost Trends
People are your clients' most valuable asset. But if you're viewing a workforce only through the lens of medical and pharmacy data, you're seeing just a fraction of their unique, complex stories.
June 15, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Crisis of Teen Suicide
Suicide amongst our nation’s teens is a crisis that demands our attention and intention. Whether you are a parent, a worried family member, or even a concerned citizen, there are facts you ought to know and actions you could take to mitigate the struggles our teenagers are facing every day.
June 1, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Do You Speak "Teen"?
Sometimes it seems like our teenagers speak a different language. Today’s teens are facing increased pressure to fit in, perform, and succeed. Social media platforms can make or break them and technology is their lifeline.
May 4, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Sadness & Worry: Visiting or Moving in?
Sadness and worry are common emotions that people experience. When these emotions last weeks or even months, they can compromise our happiness and well-being. This training will help you to increase your awareness of when sadness and worry are becoming Depression and Anxiety.
April 20, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Practicing Gratitude to Boost Happiness
Practicing Gratitude creates a buffer against toxic, negative emotions, builds a resistance to stress and anxiety and can assist in developing a higher sense of self-worth.
April 6, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Healing From The Lingering Effects Of A Crisis
This training will discuss two trauma and stressor-related disorders: Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the wake of COVID-19. Three scenarios of responses to the pandemic will be explored. Opportunities for healing and resources will be presented.
March 23, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Generational Differences in the Workplace
Learn about the five generations in today’s workplaces. We'll discuss each generation’s workplace expectations and contributions and learn strategies for engaging and interacting with all generations.
March 9, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Civility in the Workplace: Whom Do You Want to Be?
Join us to learn how to identify common, low-intensity (and often unintentional) behaviors that contribute to issues in the workplace. We'll practice some exercises to help you to develop self-awareness and learn ways to create a considerate and supportive work environment.
Coping With Social Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19
The pandemic has many of us isolated from family and friends. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the differences between loneliness and isolation, the signs of each, and the relationship between them. Most importantly, we'll discuss the tools and resources that can help you cope.
Self Care S.O.S.
Self-care often becomes the last thing on the list when life gets hectic. But in periods of prolonged stress, putting off self-care can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn how practicing self-compassion, self-expression, and self-renewal can sustain you through challenging times.
Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder
Every winter, as sunlight dims and the days get shorter and colder, millions of people experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low energy. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that can cause significant disruption to your life and finances.
Focusing on the Caregiver
In this webinar, we’ll discuss the impact that caregiving can have on your physical and mental health, help you to identify the warning signs of stress and burnout, and provide support resources to help you take better care of yourself so you can take care of others.
Workplace Violence: Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention
In 2020, workforces across the world faced unprecedented challenges, both personally and professionally. As we continue to try to return to normal, we anticipate a wide range of viewpoints and opinions converging in our workplaces. These differences of opinion paired with tensions running high could result in workplace violence.
Finding Our Way through Grief and Loss
Grief is a normal response to losses in life. In challenging times, we may face additional losses, including connections with family and friends or our sense of normalcy. In this webinar, we will discuss the impact of loss, ways to acknowledge and honor our grief, and how to support others through difficult times.
Resilience: Finding Hope in Hardship
Learn more about what resilience is and why it matters. Join us to gain an understanding of your personal reservoir of resilience while learning practical strategies to enhance your capacity to bounce back.
Vote For Self- Care: Coping with Political and Election Stress
With the election drawing closer, tensions are hitting an all-time high. Though you won’t find it in the DSM 5, Election Stress Disorder is a very real problem affecting US workers.
Introduction to Mindfulness
During uncertain times, mindfulness can allow you to move through unpredictability with more grace, calm, and kindness towards others. In this webinar, we will identify what mindfulness is, discuss ways to implement mindfulness into our busy lives, and we’ll practice two different mindfulness activities.