MBriefs Byte Sized Benefits | OCTOBER 2021 Edition

Awareness Sure… But What About Action?

Each autumn, as the green leaves change color, another global color becomes prominent. Pink is seen on athletic fields and in bars with pink liquors and streets congested with supporters and survivors busting a 5K every weekend. October is the month to be aware of breast cancer.

It is sensible to be aware, but what about acting on impulse…on anything?

This concept is evident in each of our MBrief articles this month. With each insight, we see the actions of prevention, invention, technique, communication, and inclusion.

The Real Stuff You Need to Know

Alcohol Increases the Risk for Breast Cancer

Studies have shown that alcohol causes cancer, nothing new there. However, those that consume a high volume will raise the risk of breast cancer. Overall, breast cancer cannot be tied to alcohol use alone. Being mindful of your family history and genetics before adding external influences, you should consider any form of prevention you can. So before grabbing those pink-tinted drinks we mentioned, drink less and protect your breast.

Side Affects: Our Podcast to Provoke You to Think Differently

James O’Hara, CEO of Dayton-based ConsumerOptix, has drawn a path for this front-office communication start-up to become the ‘Amazon’ of Life Insurance. James and his team are driven to get the employee benefits and insurance industry up to speed in the digital evolution by understanding the employee’s approach to consuming and purchasing.

Join Side Affects producer Kenzie McEvily and McGohan Brabender’s Director of Strategy & Innovation, David Homan, offsite in the newly renovated Dayton Arcade, where ConsumerOptix resides. Tune in to learn how employers can use this software to share a personalized message that all employees can understand.

Video Links for Quick Health Care Knowledge

When you reach certain milestone ages, you should get checked out! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we want to encourage you to schedule a biometric screening and your age/gender Preventive Health screening, like a mammogram with your physician. Whether it’s a cancer screening, blood sugar test, or dermatology appointment -- they are all necessary. Don’t assume everything is fine. It’s time to take action. It makes sense, detecting any illnesses sooner than later is easier to treat. Schedule your appointments today!

Events You Should Probably Plan to Attend

Diversity & Inclusion : “Technology Creates A Better Work Experience”

All 2021 Learning Centers are virtual.

Does your day have enough hours to complete your workload? Is your plate so full that it is affecting your motivation?

We get it, and we have the tools to help. Learn how technology can educate, address, and help overcome the challenges that could be preventing your company from excellence. With technology taking the lead, you can offer a great work experience for your employees as well as inspire new candidates. Join Leapgen’s senior consultant, Kelly Zimmerman, who review Diversity & Inclusion and what technology is doing to discover the barriers and challenges as well as the areas that can be impacted by technology: talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention and other benefits. Bring it all together, and it creates a better work experience.

This course is approved for 1.5 SHRM and HRCI CE Credits.

Presenter: Kelly Zimmerman, Senior Consultant, Leapgen

Wednesday, October 20th | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Video, presentation & studio tips from Multimedia Specialist, Malisa

Fidgety fingers. Sweaty palms. Ravenous thirst. A newly discovered stutter…they all make guest appearances when the bright studio lights turn on, the microphone, strategically placed on your shirt, and the camera rolls…You are now recording!

Know what could be scarier than Halloween?


Don't let the beast of a never-ending to-do list doom your open enrollment. There are so many 'must-do items' that it could be very haunting during this time of year. At the top of your list, communicating benefits to your workforce, make them aware of any changes so they can put the right coverage into play for next year.

What is the best way to 'talk' to your employees? Check it out. We have the perfect treat for you. We can provide different communications styles, depending on your workforce make-up.

As your friendly Monster Busters, we are here to help eliminate those taunts haunting your to-do list as every hour passes by utilizing AccelerateGo! This program can put your communication distribution on autopilot via text, voicemail, or email. Not only is the essential information being delivered, but you can also track your employee's engagement. Schedule it, and then forget about it – we will handle the troubles from here.

Watch and learn for any time of year.

If you really want to blow the cobwebs away, we recommend engaging your workforce with an interactive open enrollment presentation. Consider asking your MB Account Team about how we can keep Open Enrollment communication from spooking you.

Rumor Has It…But Details to Come

“I’m Ready for My Close-Up!”

How important is it to get the best picture? To diagnose any issues with your breast, it’s imperative! Be it a Mammogram, Thermography, or now Tomosynthesis. With each technological improvement, the percentage of survival increases. Over the past forty years, for all cancers, the survival rates have increased since diagnosis day based on early detection.

So, no matter the process you and your doctor utilize, the key is to get checked. Here are two articles describing the different options for breast cancer screenings. It’s October. Schedule your mammogram today.

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McGohan Brabender