The Affordable Care Act has changed the way HR managers are considering all employee benefits — especially those that have previously been considered ancillary add-ons. With all the changes and choices employers have had to make about health insurance coverage, many are weighing the decision to offer benefits in a new defined contribution model.
A proud University of Oregon alum, Keith bleeds green and yellow and follows the Ducks in all sports. He even named one of his pet corgis Autzen after the football stadium in Eugene, Ore.
It’s that outstanding Oregon education that brought Keith to The Standard. As a Product Development Marketing Director, Keith is responsible for developing new opportunities to maintain and grow market share, through the launch of new products and partnerships while ensuring the sales force has the appropriate training and support to confidently sell the new products. Prior to his current role, Keith worked for a number of Fortune 500 insurance companies.
A self-proclaimed “Grill Master” and “Sensei of Stir Fry,” Keith and his wife (a Food Channel junkie herself) spend their spare time enjoying their 5-year-old daughter and donating their time and contributions to various organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, Humane Society of Southwestern Washington, Children’s Cancer Association and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
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At some point during their working lives, more than a quarter of today’s 20-year-olds will experience a disability that interrupts their ability to earn an income. However, far too many Americans believe they are not at risk of a disabling illness or injury, as two-thirds do not have private long-term disability insurance.
Increasing productivity and reducing absenteeism are common goals for many human resources executives, but they often can be challenging to achieve. As an employee benefits consultant, I’ve helped many companies tackle these challenges, and I’ve noticed that the relationship a company has with its disability provider is critical.
Here are eight ways you can improve those relationships in an effort to reach those goals: