A Note on Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines | Benefits Collaborative

With COVID-19 vaccinations underway and widespread availability in sight, many employers want to know whether they can require their employees to get the vaccine. While recent EEOC guidance implies that they expect many employers to require a vaccine, there are already several states where bills are being introduced to prevent employment discrimination against those who … Continued

Exploring EAPs | Benefits Collaborative

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are company-sponsored programs that provide assistance to employees for a variety of personal issues that may be hindering or adversely affecting their work performance. Typically offered through third-party administrators, EAPs can provide their services online or via telephone and can sometimes be a part of the employee’s healthcare plan, however it … Continued

COVID-19 Fraud Protection | Benefits Collaborative

The COVID-19 crisis has not only stolen the health and well-being of people all over the world, but now, it seems, it has opened the door to criminals who want to steal your money and your identity. Historically, when there are times of crisis, the crime rate increases. We see this with natural disasters when … Continued

Compliance Requirements for a Remote Workforce | Benefits Collaborative

According to Gallup, the number of days employees are working remotely has doubled during the pandemic. Some companies are even considering making a remote work arrangement permanent. While there are no laws that exclusively apply to remote workplaces, remote work does come with additional compliance risks. Below is our general guidance for employers. Logging Hours … Continued

Haven Healthcare – An Employee Benefit Advisor’s Perspective

by Bill Kite, Owner, D&S Agency We were excited when we first heard of the joint venture of Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway with their combined employee population of 1.2 million to “disrupt” healthcare costs. That excitement was further enhanced knowing leaders such as Dimon, Buffett and Bezos, with their midas touch, could potentially … Continued

Exploring Disability Insurance|Benefits Collaborative

Disability insurance provides the financial security needed by yourself and those who depend on you. In these uncertain times, having a backup plan in place will give you the confidence that an unforeseen illness or injury will not deplete your bank accounts while you get back on your feet. Check into disability insurance plans at … Continued

COVID and your Home Air System

by Bill Kite, Owner, D&S Agency We have been trying to learn, throughout this past year, what works best to provide additional protection for you, your employees and your family members from the airborne spread of COVID-19. During 2020, as a number of different experimentations were occurring, the following showed some promising results: If you … Continued

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