Are You Languishing? Here Are 7 Tips for Coping

Are You Languishing? Here’s 7 Tips for Coping with Change - Valley Schools

Do you feel like you’re living life in a fog? Are you having trouble concentrating? Does it feel like you are experiencing burnout and only have enough energy to get through the day? These feelings aren’t as serious as clinical depression, but the struggle is still very real. You’re probably experiencing a sense of languishing. Many psychologists have named the … Read More

Why Self-Funding Might Make Sense for Your Employer Organization

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Self-funded insurance is becoming more popular with employers today—especially those operating in the public sector, as the benefits of self-funding many of the time outweigh the costs. Education is key! Only employers that have an experienced self-funding consultant in their corner are able to understand the financial benefits, realize the full potential, and reap the rewards of self-funding. Rewards include … Read More

Managing Employee Burnout and How To Avoid It

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Cynical. Critical. Crabby. All are tell-tale signs of employee burnout and all are more common than you might think. According to Mayo Clinic, “job burnout is defined as a special type of work-related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.” The experts at Mayo add … Read More

3 Ways To Streamline Your Employee Benefits Education

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Open enrollment is likely happening now, or it’s right around the corner. Employers, as you help your employees through open enrollment, be sure to provide them with the information they need to make the best decision for themselves and their families. Here are a few ideas for you to help streamline communication to your employee about their benefits package. The … Read More

Make The Most Of The Next Open Enrollment Period

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If you are an employee of a school district or municipality in Arizona, the window for open enrollment is fast approaching for you to choose your benefits package for the next plan year. Many public sector employers operate on a fiscal year, running from July 1 through June 30. However, the open enrollment period is typically held in the spring … Read More

Where To Start When Revisiting Your Employee Benefit Plans and Practices

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Revisiting your employee benefit plans and practices should be a continual effort, not a once every 5-year endeavor. Employers who regularly review and optimize their employee benefit plans and practices throughout the year reap the rewards of increased employee appreciation, improved employee retention, greater productivity, and ultimately, a happier workforce. While staying abreast and ahead of industry and compliance changes … Read More

COVID-19 Relief Legislation and Employee Benefits 2021

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In the last days of 2020, Congress passed yet another COVID-19 Relief Bill. Moving forward into 2021 there will be an impact on employee benefits that you need to be aware of. Significant restrictions on so-called “surprise” medical bills, changes to Health Flexible Spending accounts (HFSAs), and Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) are among the key changes that will impact … Read More

Why Working With a Employee Benefits Consultant is a Must

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With a wide array of health plans, benefit options, and employee needs, it almost goes without saying that working with an employee benefits expert is a must. In an era where remote working and risk mitigation is crucial to your operations, Valley Schools has several key reasons why you should work with a trusted employee benefits consultant. Resolving Compliance Issues … Read More

Employee Benefits Trends to Watch in 2021

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One of the many great reminders of 2020 is that no matter how hard we try, we cannot predict what the future holds. Our priorities have shifted considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many of those priorities are in direct correlation to our health and our careers. Employers in the public sector have had a front seat to change, … Read More

Procurement of Hearing Officers for Student Discipline Hearings

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Procurement of Hearing Officers for Student Discipline Hearings By Bill Munch, CPPO, CPPB Hopefully, none of our students are currently facing discipline issues this early in the year, and since online learning is the way of the world right now. However, I received a question via one of the many listservs I belong to regarding whether or not student discipline … Read More