Prudential adds Wellthy, a service for caregivers, to its financial wellness portfolio

first_img WhatsApp Prudential adds Wellthy, a service for caregivers, to its financial wellness portfolio Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterestcenter_img Twitter TAGS  Twitter NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– More than 15% of American workers report providing ongoing care for a chronically ill, disabled or elderly person, and 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce because of child care and other challenges due to COVID-19. The responsibilities these caregivers bear has been heightened during the pandemic, accelerating mental health and workplace productivity issues. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en/ Judy Dougherty, Head of Enterprise Capabilities, Prudential Financial (Photo: Business Wire) Prudential 1 ( NYSE: PRU ) is partnering with Wellthy, a leading provider in the caregiving space, to incorporate Wellthy’s suite of digital and concierge caregiving services into Prudential’s financial wellness offering. These services will help employers relieve the caregiving burden impacting their employees. The new partnership will enable Prudential to offer no-cost access to Wellthy’s digital caregiving tools, such as educational content, digital care plan creation, storage of digital caregiving documents (e.g., prescriptions, medical records, wills, etc.), access to a shared calendar to track appointments, and the ability to establish a group caregiving discussion. Wellthy’s caregiving services complement employee assistance programs by providing individuals with a digital platform to organize and manage caregiving activities, along with the option of concierge services that provide hands-on support to help relieve their caregiving burden and save them hours every week. For example, employers will have the option to pay or enable their employees to pay for a dedicated Care Coordinator to help individuals manage the logistical and administrative tasks of caring for loved ones on a family’s behalf, including:Sourcing and vetting in-home aides and child care providers.Evaluating insurance coverage for home safety modifications.Setting up meal delivery services.Identifying in-network physical therapy providers.Arranging transportation to/from appointments.Setting up calendars for appointment management.Assisting with financial claims and billing support (e.g., liaising between medical providers, hospital and Medicare).Researching local elder care attorneys specialized in estate planning. Prudential will also partner with employers to provide referrals to employees during critical moments that matter (e.g., leave of absence, birth of a new child, illness of elderly relatives) to optimize employee usage of Wellthy’s caregiving resources. “The COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the lines between work and home. It has pushed many employees into multiple and sometimes new caregiving roles that impact their ability to balance work, home and the needs of their loved ones. This balancing act is creating additional pressure on an already challenged caregiving system,” said Judy Dougherty, head of Enterprise Capabilities at Prudential Financial. “The benefits of Wellthy’s service are lower stress and improved productivity by assisting with some administrative and logistical tasks associated with caregiving, and in some cases reduced income disruption associated with unpaid leave. The addition of Wellthy to our portfolio is another way we are helping people achieve and maintain financial wellness.” For employers, the benefits of investing in caregiver support are also clear. Caregiving costs employers several thousand dollars per caregiving employee per year—on lost productivity, absences, and talent retention. “Well before the pandemic, caregiving was a serious challenge for so many Americans and we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to lift the burden off caregivers,” said Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO of Wellthy. “Our model is built on transforming family care through personalized care support that caregivers can control from an online dashboard, and we are pleased that more and more employers are seeing the value of providing their workforce with access to caregiving support.” Learn more about Prudential Financial Wellness About Prudential Financial, Inc. Prudential Financial, Inc. ( NYSE: PRU ), a financial wellness leader and premier active global investment manager with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2020, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees help to make lives better by creating financial opportunity for more people. Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit news.prudential.com. About Wellthy Wellthy is a caregiving concierge service for families with chronic, complex and ongoing care needs. Wellthy offers a robust caregiving platform and personalized support to help families tackle the logistical and administrative tasks of caring for the ones they love, including themselves. For more information, please visit wellthy.com. 1045360-00001-00 ————————————————————————————————— 1 Financial wellness content, tools and solutions are provided through Prudential Workplace Solutions Group Services, LLC (“PWSGS”). PWSGS is a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. PWSGS is not a licensed insurance company, does not provide insurance products or services, and does not provide investment or other advice. Access to Wellthy Caregiving Services is separate from and is not contingent upon participation in a Prudential Group or Retirement service or contract. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA: Monique Freeman 973-634-8325 [email protected] Twitter: @MoniqueR—PruPR FOR WELLTHY Nadia Damouni 646-818-9217 [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NURSING HEALTH HOSPITALS HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCE BANKING SOURCE: Prudential Financial, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en Facebook Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ gameNext articleBringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Gobernador Wolf: El último condado de Pennsylvania pasará a la fase verde el 3 de julio

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que se ha programado que el condado de Lebanon pase a la fase verde de reapertura el 3 de julio, lo que significa que los 67 condados estarán en la fase verde. Doce condados pasaron hoy a la fase verde para sumarse a los 54 que ya se encuentran en la fase menos restrictiva de la reapertura.“Pronto tendremos a todos nuestros condados en la fase verde”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Un hito por el que vale la pena celebrar con cautela el arduo trabajo y el espíritu de colaboración de los residentes de Pennsylvania. Pero debemos recordar que las restricciones que permanecen en la fase verde nos ayudarán a continuar disfrutando de las libertades que esta fase permite”.Las restricciones de la fase verde incluyen:Restricciones respecto del trabajo y la congregaciónSe recomienda enfáticamente la continuación del teletrabajoLas empresas con operaciones en persona deben seguir los requisitos actualizados de seguridad en las empresas y en los edificiosTodas las empresas que operan con una ocupación del 50% en la fase amarilla pueden aumentar a una ocupación del 75%El cuidado de niños puede abrir conforme a la guíaLas restricciones para los servicios de atención conjunta siguen vigentesLas restricciones con respecto a las prisiones y hospitales se determinan de manera individual de acuerdo a cada instituciónLas escuelas están sujetas a las guías de los CDC y del estadoRestricciones socialesLas reuniones grandes de más de 250 personas están prohibidasSe exige el uso de máscaras en las empresasLos restaurantes y bares abren al 50% de su ocupaciónLos servicios de cuidado personal (que incluyen peluquerías y barberías) abren al 50% de su ocupación y solo con cita previaLa recreación en interiores, los centros de salud y bienestar, y los servicios de cuidado personal (como gimnasios y spas) abren con una ocupación del 50%. Se recomienda enfáticamente la implementación de citas previasTodos los entretenimientos (como casinos, teatros y centros comerciales) abren al 50% de su ocupaciónLa actividad relacionada con la construcción puede volver a su capacidad total con la implementación constante de protocolosEl panel de información sobre los casos por condado y los criterios para considerar la reapertura se pueden encontrar aquí.El Proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf describe las restricciones vigentes para los condados en fase amarilla o fase verde. A partir de hoy, hay 66 condados en la fase verde y 1 condado en la fase amarilla. A partir de hoy, el condado de Philadelphia pasa a la fase verde en base a las métricas del estado; sin embargo, los funcionarios locales mantendrán algunas restricciones adicionales hasta el 3 de julio.A medida que los condados reabren, Pennsylvania continúa viendo una disminución constante de los casos, un indicador positivo de que su plan de reapertura gradual y medido está funcionando para lograr equilibrar la salud pública y la recuperación económica.El análisis de los datos de casos propios del estado realizado por los CDC coloca a Pennsylvania entre los estados con una disminución constante de los casos durante 42 días. Pennsylvania ha mantenido esta distinción durante tres semanas hasta el día de hoy.La investigación indica que el uso de máscaras es una estrategia vital para ayudar a detener la propagación del virus, especialmente a medida que anticipamos un posible brote en el otoño. El Gobernador Wolf continúa recordando a los residentes de Pennsylvania el requisito de usar máscaras y ayer se le sumaron los propietarios de empresas que respaldan esta medida para proteger a los clientes, los empleados y las comunidades.El estado continúa usando las métricas basadas en el riesgo de la Carnegie Mellon University y el panel de datos del Departamento de Salud y de la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias de Pennsylvania disponibles aquí.El estado está aumentando las pruebas y los esfuerzos para realizar el rastreo de contactos. El Departamento de Salud recibió un total de 106,076 resultados de pruebas en los últimos siete días, un promedio de 15,154 por día. El promedio de los resultados de las pruebas recibidos en 30 días es más de 13,000.Se sumaron 3,524 casos totales de COVID-19 a las investigaciones durante la semana del 19 al 25 de junio. Actualmente, el Departamento de Salud monitorea 521 rastreos de contactos.La última guía para empresas, que incluye la guía para la recreación al aire libre se puede encontrar aquí.La guía preliminar sobre deportes se puede encontrar aquí.View this information in English. Gobernador Wolf: El último condado de Pennsylvania pasará a la fase verde el 3 de julio June 26, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Golden State Warriors will be a tough out in NBA playoffs

first_img“He’s really fun to coach,” Kerr said. “He’s a brilliant defender, but to have the ability to run so much of our offense through him is something I enjoy. It’s the type of basketball I like. Obviously a lot of the offense comes from our backcourt and its shooting range, so we use Andrew to free up the guards. When he rolls to the basket, he can take the weakside defense with him and give us more space. Or he can roll there and get a dunk.”Not everyone remembers, but Bogut was the first overall pick in the 2005 draft, four selections ahead of Chris Paul. He was the National Player of the Year at Utah.The Bucks drafted him, and he was gaining league-wide respect when he sailed in for a dunk against Phoenix, got jostled lightly by Amar’e Stoudemire, and fell to the floor like a meteor. One arm was pinned behind his back. He broke that elbow and that hand, and sprained that wrist. It was April 3, 2010, a split-second that cost Bogut untold millions and yet somehow pointed him toward this Golden season.“A one-in-a-million play,” said Bogut, who said he has watched the video many times, even though one viewing is enough for most people.“It was very unfortunate, with the elbow, because it affected my touch. My jump shot went. Other aspects of my game have been lost as well. But that’s the way the game is. I’m in a great situation right now, healthy, winning games.”After Milwaukee traded him to the Warriors, essentially for Monta Ellis, he had microfracture surgery on an ankle and missed almost a calendar year.“I haven’t had minor injuries,” he said, deadpan. “When I get hurt, I do it properly.”The Warriors’ defensive foundation was poured by Mark Jackson, the coach before Kerr. Bogut and Draymond Green push the big men out, and the 6-foot-7 Thompson guards the best perimeter player. Andre Igoudala, an ex-Olympian who has shelved much of his game for the greater good, makes the Warriors even longer when he leaves the bench.“The games probably will get to be more of a grind,” Bogut said. “There won’t be many easy baskets, particularly in the fourth quarter of a Game 5, for example. We’re getting ready for that already, making some adjustments, putting some things into practice.”Winning is the best practice. “The way we get the game faster is with our defense,” Kerr said at Golden State’s morning shootaround. “As long as we’re defending, we can run. But the game has changed. That theory was probably true 10, 15 years ago. When you look at San Antonio, Miami, Phoenix, those teams still ran and shot 3s in the playoffs. It’s not as true as it used to be.”He is right. Last year’s Spurs averaged 105.4 points in the regular season, 105.7 points in the Finals against Miami. The Warriors actually scored 2.1 more points a game in their first-round loss to the Clippers than they did in the 82-game forced march.When the playoffs come, the Warriors will not have to learn defense. They’re No. 1 in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage (42.4), fifth in 3-point defensive FG percentage, and they will be the first team since Doc Rivers’ 2008 Boston Celtics with a point differential of over 10 per game.If you think it’s just Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, then you can’t see the forest for the threes. Andrew Bogut, the 7-foot Australian, might not be the soloist, but he’s instrumental.Bogut is Kerr’s “middle linebacker” in the lane. He’s an outlet passer and, when he gets to the top of the key, a smooth ball-mover. He also shoots 55.6 percent and gets 6.1 rebounds a game. The rest of the NBA is waiting for Golden State’s turbo-charged Batmobile to get stuck in about two feet of post-season muck.You hear it every spring. The games will slow down. The scouting will intensify. The tendencies will show through. Someone will emerge, hair askew and glasses fogged from two days in a dungeon equipped with analytics, video and Cheez-Its, and come up with a net to ensnare the Warriors, the league’s best team all season. Now, if he can only get those pesky players and coaches to follow it …Warriors coach Steve Kerr advises not to go to Vegas with that hypothesis. The Warriors did not come into Staples Center on Tuesday with a nine-game winning streak and a 60-13 record because they play just one note.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

The day QPR demolished Blackpool on their way to winning promotion

first_imgQPR face Blackpool this weekend and many Rangers fans have fond memories of past matches against the Tangerines. One of the was a 5-0 victory on the opening day of the 2003-04 season. Ian Holloway’s side went on to win promotion.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Rain on the way, hopefully steelhead too

first_imgComing off one of the driest Decembers in history, we really have nowhere to go but up as far as rainfall totals go. Eureka checked in with a measly 1.94 inches of rain for December, well below the 8.12-inch average. But there is a change on the horizon as the forecast is finally calling for some well-needed rain. The lack of rain has made it tough on the winter steelhead anglers, where options have been few. Other than the Smith and main stem Eel, all of the other coastal rivers that are …last_img

Photos: Golden State Warriors agony of defeat as Toronto Raptors win NBA Championship

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.The Warriors fell agonizingly short in their 114-110 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Thursday.After winning three NBA championships in the previous four years, they were denied their fourth on their home court. Fans roared at Roaracle, but it wasn’t enough to make up for an injured Kevin Durant and the loss of Klay Thompson to a torn ACL in the third quarter after he scored 30 …last_img

Markets have plenty to watch as summer heats up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileUSDA with its weekly crop progress report on May 29 put the U.S. corn planting at 92%. Huge amounts of corn were planted during the first three weeks of May, though northwest Ohio struggled severely to plant corn and soybeans timely this spring. Heavy rains fell throughout much of May causing significant delay in planting until the last few days of May. The May 29 report revealed Ohio had just 82% of its corn planted, leaving 621,000 acres yet to be done.It is interesting to note that comments on the stock market at the end of May suggest that stock traders were growing weary, paying less attention to trade developments with China and other U.S. trading partners. Meanwhile, the opposite is taking place for grains, as traders seem to hang onto any and all news of China and its trade posture with the U.S. Producers want to be optimistic, yet aware the big price decline could be just moments away. One day, traders are ecstatic at finally seeing China eliminate tariffs on inbound U.S. soybeans, then within two days they are thinking China is not buying enough U.S. soybeans.Expect that weather will easily dominate the news for the next six weeks. It would appear that extreme weather events are the current trend and not ending soon. Weather trends at times can be hard to recognize, much like not seeing the forest for the trees. Consider this spring. The Eastern Corn Belt in April ranked highly in history for its extreme cold temperatures. Yet, May for Ohio and the Midwest ranked second or third as the warmest ever. The U.S. is not the first to see huge weather extremes this year. Argentina had drought, extremely high daily temperatures, as well as prolonged excessive rains which reduced both corn and soybean production. Brazil had drought conditions, which reduced corn production. Brazil’s soybean production is record setting and is likely to get even bigger.Producers across Ohio (except northwest Ohio) praised corn conditions with consistent outbursts such as, “Outstanding, best ever, fantastic, quickly emerged, picket fence, rows closing earlier than expected,” to name a few. Producers pushed themselves in May to complete nitrogen applications in spite of afternoon prolonged cloudbursts — which appeared out of nowhere — complicating battle plans outlined that same morning.Dry conditions for wheat in the U.S. southern plains, Russia, Canada, and Australia during May pushed July CBOT soft red wheat to $5.54 on May 29. Price gains early that day failed to hold as July wheat ended the day six cents lower amid one of the biggest daily price ranges for all of 2018. Keep a strong eye on weather events in the U.S. southern plains this summer. If that area remains dry for months on end, that dry trend often moves into the U.S. Midwest. Drought monitor maps at the end of May raised concerns that dry areas in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana were larger than the previous month.Grains this spring appear to be extremely sensitive to headlines as price activity during the night session has often been squashed during the day session. China is not going away soon. Trade rhetoric is excessive as each side, bullish and bearish, attempts to win the day, displaying they have the biggest and brightest belt buckle for all to see.Trade issues continue to be an ongoing concern for grains, at times easily outweighing the weather. While China trade issues continue to grab the headlines now and in the past, there are other countries of concern. Months ago Congress imposed its own mid-May deadline to renegotiate the NAFTA treaty. That deadline has passed without resolution, a situation especially frustrating to grain traders. Producers across the country, especially those with grain, continue to seek lasting solutions on trade issues. They know that prolonged trade wars are not bullish. The U.S. has imposed tariffs on Mexico’s steel and aluminum. Those tariffs could affect U.S. corn exports with Mexico. Months ago headlines that Argentina was exploring its potential to export corn to Mexico seemed to be a longshot. Now, not so much.last_img read more

Paving Roads With Recycled Plastic

first_imgA Scottish startup company has developed a method for supplementing conventional bitumen asphalt with pellets of recycled plastic, producing a stronger and more durable pavement.MacRebur describes MR6 as a high-performance asphalt binder additive that reduces the amount of bitumen needed to make asphalt, simultaneously reducing the amount of oil going into pavement and finding a use for the millions of pounds of waste plastic that now go into landfills every year.According to the company, pavement made with the material has higher tensile strength than conventional asphalt, better cohesion and adhesion and much better resistance to rutting and cracking. As a result, roads last longer and cost less to maintain.The company’s Facebook page features a number of photos of paving projects, but it’s not clear how much of the asphalt has actually been turned into roads. MacRebur says it’s target market are the 275 asphalt plants in the UK and nearly 5,000 across Europe. It already has agreements in place with several smaller UK asphalt producers.“MR6 can be added into every ton of asphalt produced without any modifications being required by the asphalt manufacturing plants,” the company website says. “MR6 allows for less bitumen to be added to their mix, giving the manufacturer instant increased profits from all current and future business.”MacRebur isn’t the only company using plastic in road mix. Inhabitat reports that the city of Vancouver is paving its streets with asphalt containing a binder made from recycled plastic. The mix is said to flow at lower temperatures than conventional asphalt and doesn’t look any different than ordinary pavement. The process adds 1% to 3% in costs, but could get cheaper as its use becomes more widespread.And Motortrend reports that a Dutch company is developing a way of producing hollow-core road sections from recycled plastics. The material lasts three times as long as conventional pavement, VolkerWessels says.last_img read more