Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Healing from Violence on the Job

October 27, 2011By Dr. Howard M. Rombom, Ph.D.Jane Doe couldn’t forget the passenger who hit her. Jane operates a New York City bus for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. One day, as Jane’s bus rolled on her regular route, a passenger asked for a transfer ticket. When Jane replied that there were no transfers on her…

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How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?

October 26, 2011By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield We all know that physical activity is good for our head, our hearts and our love handles but more than 60% of us don’t do it enough. So how much is enough? Well, according to…

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What You Need from Your TPA in 2011

October 13, 2011By John Thornton, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing Amalgamated Family of CompaniesHealthcare reform legislation, heightened emphasis on protecting individuals’ sensitive data and preventing data breaches, as well as the ongoing expectation of information access on a 365/24/7 basis via the Internet have all increased business’ requirements for their third-party administrators (TPA). Knowing…

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Fighting Health Care Costs

October 4, 2011By Bendix AndersonThe cost of Healthcare is a weight on the backs of unions and working people everywhere. Here are some ideas that can make that weight easier to carry. “The cost of health care is very, very high,” said City Council member Mathieu Eugene, one of the speakers at the LaborPress/ MedReview…

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Join the Empire BlueCross BlueShield Health Movement

October 3, 2011By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield Can you believe that seventy-five percent of adults who live in New York City don’t exercise regularly?  Yet just 30 minutes of even moderate physical activity, 4-5 days a week, can literally save your life….

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Workplace Safety – An Issue that Sparked a Movement

September 6, 2011By Robert GreyAt the dawn of the U.S. labor movement in the late 19th century, workers often paid for their jobs with their lives.   Mother Jones expressed the tumult of her time in her famous promise to “pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” Many workers died because…

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When is it Time to Go to the Emergency Room?

August 22, 2011 By Tom Canty, Vice President & General Manager for Labor, Government & Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield When you jam your finger in at a Wednesday night basketball game and you’re not sure if it’s broken, what should you do? You could head to the emergency room, but urgent care centers…

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