BENEFITSPRO

The Caregiver Crisis: How employers can support workers in this new reality

Many employee caregivers don’t want to leave the workforce but often feel no choice because of how overwhelmed they are. Our CEO Evan Falchuk authored an article for BenefitsPRO on how employers can support these workers.

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COMPANY NEWS

Family First Announces Major Expansion of Leadership Team

Family First today announced a major expansion of its leadership team. These announcements reflect the tremendous demand among employers and health plans for a technology-enabled expert solution to the caregiving crisis.  

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EMPLOYEE BENEFIT NEWS

Caregiving efforts are excluding Gen Z and millennials

The makeup of families has changed so much, and caregiving is not just elder care anymore,” says Sara MacDonald, vice president of clinical operations at caregiving platform Family First.

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HR WORKS

Show Compassion to Your Caregivers

Caregiving has always been a part of our lives, but the pandemic revealed just how much work goes on behind the scenes. Evan Falchuk, Chairman and CEO of Family First, joins this podcast to discuss workplace benefits, the effects of burnout, and much more!

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SENIOR MATTERS

More employers begin to create programs to support caregivers

The caregiver crisis is one without a one-size-fits-all answer, so many companies have offered customized solutions to help alleviate the many issues caregiving can cause. For instance, Family First recently announced a collaboration with MetLife Legal Plans.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFIT NEWS

MetLife partners with Family First to bring expanded caregiving benefits to employees

MetLegal Plans's Vice President Loi Stoddard-Graham discusses our recent partnership with MetLife Legal Plans to provide caregiving support to plan enrollees.

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COMPANY NEWS

The Majority of Medicare and Medicaid Members Feel their Caregiving Needs Caused Family Strain

New survey results from Family First, the first and only caregiving support benefit to offer health plan members expert-led holistic, coordinated solutions, uncover the family caregiving struggles that Medicare and Medicaid members contended with during the pandemic.

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MANAGED HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE

How Health Insurers Can Ease the Mental and Emotional Toll of Caregiving for Members

Our advisory board member K. Andrew Crighton, M.D. discusses how insurers can assist in navigating the complexities of the healthcare system so caregivers can focus on spending time with their loved ones.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

These Self-Care Strategies Can Help Caregivers Cope With Burnout

Luciano Grubissich, medical director of Family First, which offers caregiving-support benefits, saw more caregivers in the past year suffering from headaches, stomach aches and insomnia connected with stress and burnout.

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14 Benefits Companies that Expanded their Offerings in 2021

Family First launched a new workplace benefit that helps employees create a comprehensive and personalized care plan, utilizing AI technology and a network of care experts and physicians. Users can learn ways to keep track of organizing a loved one’s meds or scheduling a CT scan with help of a physician that the platform provides, among other tools.

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WASHINGTON POST

Hospitals are still limiting visitors: Here's what you need to know

Washington Post Reporter Angela Haupt recently spoke with our Advisory Board member Dr. Andrew Crighton to get his thoughts on how to navigate visiting loved ones in the hospital amid COVID restrictions. 

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employee benefit news

14 Benefits Companies that Expanded their Offerings in 2021

Family First launched a new workplace benefit that helps employees create a comprehensive and personalized care plan, utilizing AI technology and a network of care experts and physicians. Users can learn ways to keep track of organizing a loved one’s meds or scheduling a CT scan with help of a physician that the platform provides, among other tools.

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The Pandemic's Effect on Unpaid Caregivers

Our latest national survey highlights the opportunity employers have to support their caregiving employees and help bolster America's workforce.

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SENIOR MATTERS

How to voice concerns at work about caregiving responsibilities

SeniorsMatter writer Elizabeth Schreckenberg recently spoke with our CEO Evan Falchuk about how employees can voice concerns about caregiving responsibilities at work.

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FORTUNE: The Broadsheet

Women in Tech

The Broadsheet, Fortune's newsletter for and about the world's most powerful women, is coauthored by Kristen BellstromEmma Hinchliffe, and Claire Zillman. Today's edition features Family First's appointment of Sara MacDonald as VP of clinical operations and Nancy Oh as VP of client success. 

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COMPANY NEWS

Welcome Sara MacDonald, Melissa Plourde and Nancy Oh

Family First today announced three new additions to its team. Sara MacDonald, RN joins as Vice President of Clinical Operations, Melissa Plourde, LSW, CDP joins as a Care Expert, and Nancy Oh joins as Vice President of Client Success. MacDonald, Plourde, and Oh bring valuable clinical care and benefits expertise to Family First's fast-growing team.

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benefits pro

Caregiving is much more than backup care. It’s a lifestyle.

It’s easy to think of caregiving as an event: a period of time when you have to care for an aging parent, sick spouse, or child and in which your biggest needs are backup care like a babysitter or a home health aid. But this is a mistake. For more people than ever, caregiving is a lifestyle.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFIT NEWS

5 HR leaders share how they’re supporting their caregivers

Caregivers comprise 45% of the workforce, according to a Bank of America report. These individuals provide unpaid care to children, spouses, family members and friends, playing a critical role in their health and safety. But when it comes to their own well-being, caregivers are often at the bottom of the priority list.

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FORBES

How Leaders Can Communicate Through ‘The Great Resignation’

We’re all wired differently, and what each of us define — and need — as balance in our lives is constantly changing. Never has this been more evident than over the past 18 months. Despite relentless video calls, work might be the least stressful thing many of us are dealing with.

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Newswire

Family First Expands Team with Appointments of David Wood and David Dolan

Family First welcomes two insurance and healthcare technology professionals to its business development team with the goal of fueling growth in the health payer market.

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company news

Family First Acquires Active Daily Living

A comprehensive, expert-curated and prepared dynamic content platform strengthens Family First's expert solutions for caregivers facing complex emotional, social, practical, and clinical challenges.

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INC. MAGAZINE

Employees and Caregivers Are Burnt Out. Here's What You Can Do About It as an Employer

The opportunity to remake your workplace for the better is happening right now.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFIT NEWS

This new caregiving tech tool can bring workers back to their desks

Paola Peralta of Employee Benefit News sat down with our CEO, Evan Falchuk to discuss why caregiving is an essential employee benefit and how Family First provides the emotional and physical support they need.

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Boston business journal

Evan Falchuk puts 'Family First' in new caregiving company

“What we needed wasn’t more doctors, but someone to sit down and get us on the same page," Evan Falchuk said of his own family's efforts to care for his father. 

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company news

New Survey Highlights Severity of America's Caregiver Crisis

A new survey by Family First, the first and only caregiving support benefit to offer employees expert-led holistic, coordinated solutions, confirms that America's caregivers have faced immense challenges during the pandemic.

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Employee caregivers are more stressed than ever. Here’s how companies can help.

Nothing is more personal or more important than ensuring the health, wellbeing, and happiness of those we care most about.

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COMPANY NEWS

Family First Launches to Champion the Caregiver by Providing Personalized, Expert Support

First and only employee benefit that provides access to dedicated, multidisciplinary care experts supported by industry-leading AI to solve complex family caregiving challenges

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