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Webinar, June 6th! Topic: The Underlying Truths & Solutions to Time Management Challenges

Webinar, June 6th! Topic: The Underlying Truths & Solutions to Time Management Challenges

Please join us on Thursday June6, 2024 for our next upcoming webinar. Through insightful discussions and practical strategies, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to identify and address these underlying issues, empowering them to take control over their time and achieve an increased work capacity without promoting burnout. Join United Agencies as we unravel the conundrums behind time management and unlock the keys to maximizing your efficiency and success.

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Webinar, Thurs. May 16th! TOPIC: Implementation of SB553 Workplace Violence Prevention

Webinar, Thurs. May 16th! TOPIC: Implementation of SB553 Workplace Violence Prevention

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PDT) for our next important webinar: “Implementation of SB553 – Workplace Violence Prevention.”Join Eric Martin of American Consulting for the latest on implementation of SB553 before the compliance date of 7/1/2024. He will review acceptable and not-acceptable plans as well as reviewing specific questions on implementation.

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Webinar, Apr 18th, 10:00 AM! Topic: How to Keep Your Best People

Webinar, Apr 18th, 10:00 AM! Topic: How to Keep Your Best People

Webinar Sponsored by United Agencies Insurance

Please join us on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PDT) for our next important webinar: “How to Keep Your Best People.”

A recent SHRM study states the average cost of replacing an employee equals 6-9 months’ salary. High turnover triggers recruitment and training expenses, reduced productivity, and a potential loss of donor confidence. Add compliance challenges requiring meticulous management to evade penalties, litigation, and safeguard capital investments – it’s all too overwhelming!

During this active workshop, you will learn:

HR compliance strategies to mitigate financial costs.
Successful onboarding experience •Managing leaves of absence.
Employee classifications •Wage and hour regulations.
Expenses linked to employee turnover.

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Webinar, Wed. March 20th! Topic: Cyber Security Wellness Check – Basics for Any Business

Webinar, Wed. March 20th! Topic: Cyber Security Wellness Check – Basics for Any Business

Please join us on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (PST) for our upcoming webinar: “Cyber Security Wellness Check – Basics for Any Business.” In this insightful webinar we’ll delve into the often overlooked yet critical aspects of cybersecurity that affect your businesses. In today’s digital landscape, understanding the practical and affordable basics is essential. The webinar will guide you through efficient ways to diagnose and remediate common risks, ensuring that your business’ digital assets remain secure. From understanding the fundamentals to implementing cost-effective measures, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and tools to safeguard against cyber threats effectively.

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Wishing You Happy Holidays!

Wishing You Happy Holidays!

As we approach the end of another remarkable year, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to our valued clients, partners, staff and friends. The holiday season is a time for reflection, appreciation, and spreading joy, and we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible journey we’ve shared together.

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12 Tips to Help Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

12 Tips to Help Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

The holiday season is upon us… Traditionally the most festive time of year, filled with colorful decorations, fun parties and family get-togethers. The last thing anyone wants to think about fires! Christmas tree fire prevention is important to ensure the safety of your home and loved ones during the holiday season, so we came up with 12 Tips to Help Prevent Christmas Tree fires. Here are the tips. 1. Choose a Fresh Tree: Select a fresh, green tree with needles that are hard to pull off and do not break easily. A dry tree is more flammable.

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Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

To our valued clients, friends and affiliates: This is the time of year for sharing what we're thankful for, and this Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for YOU. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you. On behalf of all of us at United...

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September is National Preparedness Month!

September is National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. Within the last 30 days, two devastating natural disasters destroyed billions of dollars of property; the Maui Wildfire and Hurricane Idalia. Both serve as a warning that natural disasters may occur at any time.

In the case of an Earthquake, they almost always happen without any warning. Industry experts agree that it’s not a matter of “IF the Big One” will happen in California, it’s “WHEN.”

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The Cost and Fate of Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI)

The Cost and Fate of Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI)

Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI)

Before we discuss the cost and fate of Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) we must first define it. At the end of this post we are including an important article download that will shed light on the latest news, specifically as it relates to California’s LTCI.

What Exactly Is LTCI?

Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) is an essential financial tool that provides coverage for the costs associated with long-term care services. These services may be needed by individuals who may suffer from chronic illnesses, disabilities, or simply as they age and become unable to perform basic activities of daily living independently.

Here are several reasons why LTCI is so important:

Protects Assets: Long-term care services can be extremely expensive, especially if they are required over an extended period. LTCI helps protect your assets and savings by covering the cost of care, which can otherwise deplete your retirement funds or force you to sell valuable assets like your home.

Maintains Financial Independence: Without LTCI, you may become financially dependent on your family or the government to cover the cost of long-term care. LTCI allows you to maintain your financial independence and not burden your loved ones with the responsibility of paying for your care.

Choice and Control: Having LTCI gives you the freedom to choose where and how you receive care. Whether you prefer in-home care, assisted living, or nursing home care, LTCI provides you with the flexibility to make decisions that align with your preferences and needs.

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Next Webinar, Thurs. Oct 5th at 10:00AM! Topic: Potential Long Term Care Reform and Possible Tax Implications!

Next Webinar, Thurs. Oct 5th at 10:00AM! Topic: Potential Long Term Care Reform and Possible Tax Implications!

Webinar Sponsored by United Agencies Insurance

Please join us on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PDT) for our next important webinar entitled: “Potential Long Term Care Reform and Possible Tax Implications!”

Long Term Care Reform is sweeping across the country with proposed state-run Long Term Care programs that would be funded by a payroll tax on employees.

A growing number of states have proposed long-term care legislation which is similar to the State of Washington Cares Act. These state-run plans have severe limitations. However, there are ways to opt out of the payroll tax and take control of those dollars by offering compliant plans to your staff on an employee paid basis.

Long Term Care insurance is a benefit any organization should consider making available to their staff to round out a benefit package. The upcoming legislation will only increase the demand for these types of coverages from your employees. Getting ahead of this before the law is passed will be key in having this option introduced in an effective and timely manner.

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