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Tea & Tidbits: Benefits Strategies for Small Employers (Video Webinar)

Join us as we spill the tea on the latest employment issues. For thirty minutes each month, the most relevant issues facing the world of employment will be raised, and legal, HR, and benefits perspectives on the issue will be discussed.

June’s discussion centers around benefit strategies for start-ups or employers who are small and aren’t sure if they can offer benefits at all.

Topics discussed will include:
• Is there a minimum number of employees to get group rates?
• Should more than one medical plan be offered?
• How much should the employer contribute versus employee?
• Should an employer offer medical only or always include dental and vision?
• Can an employer offer a stipend instead?
• Are voluntary employee benefits a viable option?


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Tea & Tidbits: Leaves of Absence (Video Webinar)

Join us as we spill the tea on the latest employment issues. For thirty minutes each month, the most relevant issues facing the world of employment will be raised, and legal, HR, and benefits perspectives on the issue will be discussed.

May’s discussion focuses on employee leaves of absence.

Our panelists answer questions including:

– Is there a time limit when an employee goes on leave before benefits should be terminated and COBRA should be offered?
– What happens when leave extends longer than STD/FMLA?
– What happens if the employee never returns from leave?


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Tea & Tidbits: Recognizing Discrimination in Employee Benefits Programs (Video Webinar)

Join us as we spill the tea!

For thirty minutes each month, the most relevant issues facing the world of employment are raised, and legal, HR, and benefits perspectives on the issue are discussed.

April’s program features information around recognizing and rectifying discrimination in employee benefit programs.

Our panelists answer questions such as:

– Are companies able to offer different benefits to different employees?
– Can a company let an employee enroll before the wait period expires?
– What is discrimination testing?
– Is discrimination testing required of all plans and of all companies?


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Tea & Tidbits - COVID-19 Vaccine (Webinar Video)

Join us as we spill the tea on the latest employment issues.

For thirty minutes each month, the most relevant issues facing the world of employment will be raised, and legal, HR, and benefits perspectives on the issue will be discussed.

March’s program focuses on the COVID-19 vaccine and your workplace. We will discuss best practices for creating and implementing a workplace vaccine program, considerations of mandating vaccinations, providing incentives to encourage vaccination, and making religious or medical accommodations.

We will also share techniques and strategies for discussing this hot topic with employees, as well as benefit options relating to obtaining the vaccine.


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Tea & Tidbits - American Heart Month (Webinar Video)

Join us as we spill the tea on the latest employment issues.

For thirty minutes each month, the most relevant issues facing the world of employment will be raised, and legal, HR, and benefits perspectives on the issue will be discussed.

February’s program will focus on employees with chronic or sudden heart health conditions to honor American Heart Month. We will discuss leaves of absence, accommodations, and insurance options to supplement group health plans to offset copays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs for your employees.


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Tea & Tidbits - Employee Assistance Programs (Webinar Video)

Join Clark Hill, HR/Advantage Advisory, and Alliance Benefit Solutions as we spill the tea on the latest employment issues.

For thirty minutes each month, the most relevant issues facing the world of employment will be raised, and legal, HR, and benefits perspectives on the issue will be discussed.

January’s program will cover employee morale, stress and mental health. We will discuss the benefits available, such as EAP and wellness programs, and get a refresher on legal implications in this HR area.


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Tea & Tidbits - It’s That Time of Year Again: Open Enrollment (Webinar Video)

Join Clark Hill, HR/Advisory Advantage, and Alliance Benefit Solutions as we spill the tea on the latest employment issues.

For thirty minutes each month, the most relevant issues facing the world of employment will be raised, and legal, HR, and benefits perspectives on the issue will be discussed.

The first segment, “It’s That Time of Year Again: Open Enrollment,” will give tips and strategies for making open enrollment a success.