Blogger Archives: Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Becky Smith is a Lead Associate supporting the Willis Towers Watson Custom Care Management Units (CCMU) Solution and Health Management Practice.

Developing a strategy to prevent and manage opioid risk and misuse among your employees

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Employers can help reduce the risk of opioid misuse by implementing strategies to minimize and even prevent the need to prescribe opioids in the first place. Continue reading →

Pain management and opioids – managing a growing employer challenge amid a national crisis

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How to conduct a current state assessment of opioid risk and misuse in your population. Continue reading →

Connecting emotional wellbeing and the employee experience

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A one-size-fits-all” approach toward benefits has long been on the way out. Tailored emotional wellbeing benefits and engaging individuals at points of need in their lives that could be significant sources of stress is imperative for increasing benefit value, workforce productivity and a meaningful employee experience. Continue reading →

Why now is an opportune time to revisit your employee assistance program

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Despite their potential, EAPs have historically been under-used by employees, with observed utilization rates of about 3%-5% reported by some Willis Towers Watson clients. But employers can use the programs to enhance overall employee wellbeing. Continue reading →