Optimism: The Positivity Virus!
Even amid a worldwide pandemic, opportunities don’t disappear; they simply manifest in new
and different ways. Optimism is the key to being able to recognize these opportunities when
they arise. This program examines the real power of optimism as a currency that creates storm weathering attitudes and allows the flexibility to identify alternate routes to success – even in this challenging climate. Only the optimistic survive, and Steve delivers the Commonsense Success Strategies necessary for tapping into the positive reserves within each of us.
Prepare to dig deep and learn why Steve is known affectionately as the “Attitude Adjuster.”
Rounding Out Your Benefits Program
Amanda Raitz Hébert
Infertility is becoming a more approachable subject—so much so that employers have noticed and are taking action to support the health and wellness of their workforce. 1 in 5 couples aged 30 or older experience infertility. 1 in 2 LGBTQ couples are starting families. Companies are looking for inclusive benefits for a diverse workforce that can also attract and retain top talent. According to a survey from The National Infertility Association, a whopping 77% of employees would stay at their company for fertility benefits—and 88% would consider changing jobs to access them. Those aren’t the only eye-opening statistics. Learn about newly offered programs that can help save money for your health plans.
This California legislative update will provide a timely update on recently signed legislation pertaining to COVID-19, health benefits, workers compensation, and workplace safety measures. You’ll hear the latest from Sacramento on where we are, how we got here, and what to expect heading into 2023.
The advancement of telehealth utilization over the last couple of years has reshaped how consumers choose to access care. The Kaiser Permanente team will discuss steps an employer can take to maximize digital health progress to expand access to care and improve health outcomes while managing healthcare costs.
What You Need to Know but Don't Want to Talk About
Linda Woodsmall, LCSW
It is easy to wander through life concentrating on what is right in front of you. Endless tasks and responsibilities loom and dictate. We hope we are covering all the bases, but something or someone always gets left behind. We believe we are taking care of our families; planning for our future and hedging against any eventualities. But there is that nagging, unmentionable topic—planning for a peaceful death. Not a classic dinner party conversation, it is vital gift we give to our family when we know how, and do, indeed, document and share our wishes for end of life—how or whenever it may come. Join in and get both information and peace of mind. You don’t know what you don’t know until you know it.
Voluntary Benefits the Power of Choice!
Long Term Care
Legislation was recently passed in Washington State which mandated an additional income tax on W-2 wages to help fund long term care. The California Department of Insurance has established a task force to implement a similar program. Learn more about this pending legislation, the impact it will have on all employers and how to plan in advance. This session will also cover additional trends in executive benefits to help reward & retain key employees.
What’s New in the Marketplace
Find out what’s new in the voluntary market and how to optimize your voluntary selections for your employee population. Voluntary benefits are becoming increasingly popular as a way to attract and retain employees. Still, most employees are not receiving the education they need to properly understand and value the benefits being offered to them. Sixty-eight percent of Americans would find it very difficult or somewhat difficult to meet their current financial obligations if their next paycheck were delayed for one week. This session will review the importance of how Income Protection can help you and your employees prepare against the unexpected.
Pension Plans and Securing Your Future
This session will cover the basics of the CalSTRS Defined Benefit and Defined Benefit Supplemental account as well as the Defined Benefit of CalPERS as it applies to education employees.
Creating Your 2023 Employee Well-Being Program Strategy
Dana Gowan, MPH, CHES
In this presentation, Dayna will provide ideas and suggestions for how to take your workplace wellness program to a new level (or get it off the ground floor) in 2023. Participants will leave the presentation with plenty of fun and unique wellness program ideas that they can implement for their employees in 2023 and future years. Don’t wait until January to start planning your workplace wellness program. You can start planning and creating your employee well-being strategy now!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Unlock the Opportunity
Emerging from the pandemic, we have a challenge to make work and workplaces more inclusive, more equitable and more diverse by embedding openness, acceptance, and engagement in every aspect of our culture. Helping everyone succeed, removing obstacles and creating inclusive teams improves workplace wellness, enhances job performance, and attracts great candidates.
The Restless Workforce ~ How COVID Changed the World
Not since the industrial revolution have employees held this much power in the workplace. In August of 2021, employees of all generations started what’s being called the ‘Great Resignation’ or the ‘Great Reshuffle’. Looking for higher pay, more rewarding work, flexibility, work/life balance, employees have had enough. It’s predicted that we are likely to see this talent reshuffle for the next two years.
This session will help supervisors rethink about what’s good for the organization AND the employees, as well as reflect on their current employer/employee relationships. We will discuss the millennial tsunami making up today’s workforce and how they are influencing the job market. How can you ease the restless workforce? By learning what matters to each generation and what they want in a career.