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The New York Life Group Benefit Solutions Newsletter  |  January 2023


We begin 2023 with a focus on holistic wellness which includes new employee assistance (EAP) resources, survivor support to cope with loss, a claimant’s journey to relieve stress through vocational coaching, and upcoming webinars on self-care. Our January issue also includes changes in statutory leave legislation and portal enhancements now available on myNYLGBS.

Top headlines in this issue.

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Explore New EAP Resources

Today's employees are often stretched between their work obligations and life's responsibilities. That's why New York Life Group Benefit Solutions (NYL GBS) provides an employee assistance program (EAP) designed to help support your employees' financial strategies, well-being, and protection.1 

Learn more about NYL GBS EAP Resources



The Everchanging Landscape of Statutory Leaves

Gain an informed perspective on critical state leaves in California, New Jersey, and Washington in 2023.

Learn more about statutory changes in 2023

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Compassion and Expertise to Help Navigate Loss

Survivor support services from NYL GBS are available to provide grief resources and help beneficiaries understand life and AD&D coverage.

Read how we’re helping families through difficult times



Expanding Views into Leave and Disability Status

New York Life Absence AssistSM offers employers and employees more benefit information through our portal, myNYLGBS.com. Experience our new interactive claim timeline and medical-request activity tracker.

Learn more about our portal enhancements

Keeping Employers Ahead of the Legislative Curve

To stay informed about enacted leave, disability, and statutory laws, please bookmark our new Absence Regulatory Guide or watch our recent webinar: 2023 PFML Updates: Your Questions Answered.

The Claimant’s Journey

Lowering Occupational Stressors with Vocational Coaching


After an extended absence due to breast cancer, Jennifer's return to work felt like starting over. Depression and anxiety had set in, and she needed more support than HR could provide. A vocational coach understood those challenges and worked with Jennifer to create a plan that made her feel safe with resuming her full-time job.

Learn more about Jennifer’s successful return to work

The above story is for illustrative purposes. Persons’ names and certain details have been changed to protect their identities.


Free webinars for NYL GBS clients.

Explore the upcoming webinars listed below which are available to you, your employees, and members of their households. These sessions are also available for replay at any time after the date listed.2

Balancing Work and Life
February 15, 1:00 p.m. EST

Every two seconds, someone becomes a victim of identity theft. This class is designed to help you understand how personal data gets compromised, what you can do to prevent it, and the first steps to take if you become a victim. Everyone could use an annual reminder of best practices since identity theft is always evolving.

Being Adaptive in An Ever-Changing World
March 15, 1:00 p.m. EST

Recognize the importance of being adaptive in work and life and learn how to accommodate and maximize the benefits of change.

The Psychology Behind Saving Money and Other Good Financial Habits
April 12, 1:00 p.m. EST

We will examine recent research related to why people save and spend, and how to identify strategies to help you develop new habits.

Mental Health Awareness
May 17, 1:00 p.m. EST

Designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to promote ways of supporting one another in the workplace, this program will address signs and symptoms of distress.

Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life
June 14, 1:00 p.m. EST

Being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. Some benefits include better concentration, improved relationships, and greater emotional control. This training discusses how to incorporate a mindfulness practice into your life.

Contact us

Now, you have a bi-monthly resource that provides critical absence topics and much more in the world of group benefits. We welcome your input about our coverage and ideas for future topics.

1 These programs are NOT insurance and do not provide reimbursement for financial losses. Some restrictions may apply. Customers are required to pay the entire discounted charge for any discounted products or services available through these programs. Some services are available at the option of the employer for an additional cost. Programs are provided through third party vendors who are solely responsible for their products and services. Full terms, conditions and exclusions are contained in the applicable client program description and are subject to change. Program availability may vary by plan type and location and are not available where prohibited by law. These programs are not available under policies issued by New York Life Group Insurance Company of NY. Services are provided exclusively by ComPsych® effective January 1, 2023. ComPsych is solely responsible for its services and is not affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company or any of its affiliates.

2 These webinars are for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical, financial, tax, legal, or any other type of advice. The material, vendors, speakers, etc. conducting the webinars are solely responsible for the content of their webinars or presentations which may not necessarily represent the views and opinions of New York Life Insurance Company or its subsidiaries.

This newsletter and its content is being provided for informational and educational purposes only. Any information or discussion of legislation or regulation is provided for informational purposes only and not intended as legal guidance. For specifics, please review the applicable links or consult with your own legal professional before making any decisions. New York Life Insurance Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees, are not in the business of providing legal advice, and none is intended nor should be inferred from the foregoing information. Clients are advised to seek the counsel of their own legal advisors who must form their own independent opinions on these matters based on their independent knowledge and research.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions products and services are provided by Life Insurance Company of North America or New York Life Group Insurance Company of NY, subsidiaries of New York Life Insurance Company. Life Insurance Company of North America is not authorized in NY and does not conduct business in NY..

Policy forms: Disability - TL-004700 et al