Breast Cancer Awareness: The Power of Early Detection & Preventive Care

Airdate: October 27, 2021

One in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime – that’s about one woman diagnosed every two minutes.1 While death rates have been declining as treatment and early detection improve, it’s important for women to be aware of what they can do to be proactive about their breast health. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: an ideal time to catch up on the latest knowledge around breast cancer preventive care and treatment.

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Building Pipelines: Sourcing and Staffing People with Disabilities

Airdate: October 20, 2021

Successfully sourcing and hiring employees with disabilities depends on a variety of factors and requires a multi-pronged approach, but many organizations aren’t sure how or where to begin. While there’s no prescribed recipe for success, there are key ingredients that can help contribute to a robust hiring and retention strategy for people with disabilities.

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New England PFML Update – What’s new in MA, NH, and CT

Airdate: October 13, 2021

The New England states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut have at least one thing in common: they’ve all passed Paid Family and Medical Leave laws. While they’re all in different stages of implementation, employers should be aware of the requirements, potential impacts on their disability programs and leave policies, as well as options for how to administer the programs.

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The Latinx Lens: Benefits to Support Latinx Workers’ Financial Well-Being

Airdate: October 6, 2021

Latinx workers are a growing demographic within the U.S. workforce. Today and in the future, it will be key for employers to understand more about the unique financial behaviors and needs of Latinx workers so they can provide the best employee benefits options and benefits education. Our speakers will provide an overview of the growth in the Latinx market, their unique financial challenges and opportunities, and determining the best employee benefits to suit Latinx workers’ needs.

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Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Understanding Warning Signs and How to Help

Airdate: September 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the mental health of Americans of all ages, but especially teenagers. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 22 percent spike in ER trips for potential suicides by youths aged 12 to 17 in summer 2020 compared to 2019 (NBC). Our speakers from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide will addresses how to break down the stigma around mental health and actions employers can take to care for employee's mental health at any age. 

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Let's Talk Life Insurance: Protecting financial foundations

Airdate: September 22, 2021

The pandemic affected people’s mindsets and adoption of life insurance. Join us as our speakers address how life insurance plays an important role in overall financial well-being as well as employee attraction and retention, and strategies for how employers can better educate their employees on the importance of enrolling in life insurance, including tailoring that message for Millennial and Gen Z employees.

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Got Absence Challenges? Here’s How Guardian Can Help

Airdate: September 15, 2021

Between balancing the needs of a diverse workforce and keeping up with changes to federal and state leave laws, it’s no surprise employee absence is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Learn more about how Guardian’s suite of solutions takes absence management challenges head-on, providing continuous support across all claim types with centralized management of the absence event.

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Disability Etiquette at Work: Best Practices for Engaging Colleagues with Disabilities

Airdate: September 8, 2021

When someone with a disability joins a team for the first time, suddenly develops a disability, or returns from a disability leave, their colleagues and even team leader may fear that they might say or do something alienating. Join us as our speakers discuss providing support for colleagues with disabilities and training for employees to avoid exclusionary language, behaviors, and stereotypes about people with disabilities.

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Absence Management Academy: A deep dive on ADA

Airdate: September 1, 2021

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides important protections for individuals with disabilities. However, it isn’t always easy for employers to determine when those protections apply to the workplace especially when evaluating the request for an accommodation. Join ReedGroup and Guardian speakers for a comprehensive discussion of ADA from compliance to recognizing and responding to an accommodation request.

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Inflection Point: How COVID-19 impacted dental benefits and oral health

Airdate: August 25, 2021

Despite limited opportunity to use their dental benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic due to dental office closures, recent Guardian research found nearly a third of U.S. employees said the pandemic made them appreciate their dental benefits more. In addition, most employers considering changes to their dental benefits plan to add, not reduce, coverage.

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Making the Move: What You Need to Know About Outsourcing Absence Management

Airdate: August 18, 2021

For organizations that are considering outsourcing their employee leave management, making the decision to do so is just the first step. They must then determine how to choose an absence management solution partner, how to set clear objectives and get organizational buy-in, and how to measure success.

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Substance Use Disorder & COVID-19: Implications for the Workplace

Airdate: August 11, 2021

The ongoing stress and uncertainty amid COVID-19 has negatively impacted the emotional health of workers. This has manifested itself not only in more people experiencing anxiety and depression but increased substance use disorder as well. What can organizations do to support employees?

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How Parents Can Speak with Children About Race

Airdate: August 4, 2021

The events of the past year heightened and intensified conversations around racial justice. As new questions have been raised around what racial inclusion looks like in 2021 and beyond, many parents have found themselves wondering how to discuss topics around social justice and racial equity with their children.

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Inflection Point: How COVID-19 is reshaping the employee benefits paradigm

Airdate: July 28, 2021

COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities and prompted innovation in the American workforce, and our way of working will never entirely be the same. This year marks an inflection point for employers, planting seeds of enduring change in areas including insurance benefits, remote work, flexible schedules, technology, and employee well-being. But amid the Great Resignation what comes next?

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COVID-19: A Turning Point for Employee Benefits?

Airdate: July 22, 2021

The pandemic has impacted so many facets of our personal and work lives. Senior leaders from ADP® and Guardian share their perspectives on recent market trends and how they are likely to shape the future delivery of employee benefits.

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Leading with Technology: A Digital-First Approach to Benefits Enrollment Strategy

Airdate: July 21, 2021

For too long, enrollment tech was thought of as a “nice to have,” or just one aspect of the enrollment process. But companies that put tech at the center of their enrollment strategy are reaping significant benefits, including breaking down silos in the process and aiding employee decision-making. How can employers bring the right products, level of connectivity, and technology platform together to develop a tech-driven enrollment strategy?

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The Voluntary Benefits Value Prop: Refreshing Strategy to Bridge Coverage Gaps

Airdate: July 14, 2021

The pandemic impacted how both employers and employees think about the benefits needed to support well-being. As gaps in coverage and financial shortfalls were revealed, it’s time to take a refreshed look at voluntary benefits’ role in providing more comprehensive support, especially supplemental health products. Join us on Wednesday, July 14 at 12pm ET as our speakers address how voluntary benefits can help both employers and employees, strategies for planning your roll-out, the impact of COVID-19 on benefit adoption, and how to leverage it as a recruitment and retention tool.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine at Work: Addressing Employees’ Vaccine Concerns

Airdate: July 7, 2021

While many Americans have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, many have not. If a large portion of the workforce remains unvaccinated, there could be negative implications for businesses trying to return to normal operations. Join us as our speaker addresses how employers can communicate with their employees effectively about the vaccine, including potential side effects and benefits of vaccination, common workplace issues related to vaccination, including guidance around business travel, and employer incentives and mandates around vaccination.

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Formula for Success: Optimizing College Savings Plans and Tools

Airdate: June 30, 2021

According to Guardian’s 10th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, more than half (56%) of US workers are concerned about saving enough money for their child’s college education. However, only 9% have a 529 college savings plan. What can be done to bridge this disconnect, and how can employers help? Join us as our speakers outline the pros and cons of various college savings funding methods, from 529s and cash value life insurance to home equity loans and retirement plans, give an overview of the College Tuition Benefit (CTB) and how its Tuition Rewards program can help create college funding solutions for employees, and other tips for employers on helping their employees maximize college savings, including 529 plan contributions and other financial well-being tools.

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Supporting Our Transgender Colleagues: A Comprehensive Approach to Inclusivity

Airdate: June 23, 2021

Though organizations say all employees are welcome, the reality is most workplace processes were only built with some employees in mind. Often, specific accommodations for transgender employees are retrofitted into existing policies, which can lead to awkward processes and inconvenience at best, and lack of coverage, frustration, and pain at worse. Join us as our speakers address guidance around using inclusive language in the workplace, challenges transgender employees often face when applying for insurance and leaves of absence, promoting mental health resources, and creating an environment that’s supportive of everyone’s needs.

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Absence Management Academy: A deep dive on FMLA

Airdate: June 16, 2021

On February 5, 1993, President Clinton signed the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. Though the law turned 28 this year, it can still prove difficult for employers to interpret: 71% of employers report that making decisions on FMLA requests is a top challenge, up 48% from 2012*. To understand why, we'll take a deeper dive into the complexity of the law. Join ReedGroup and Guardian speakers for a series of in-depth analyses into the complex FMLA leave types commonly requested by the U.S. workforce. This is the second webinar in our four-part series webinar.

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The Data Analytics Advantage: Helping remove the guesswork from benefits offerings

Airdate: Replay Date: June 9, 2021

Guardian’s 2020 Digital Optimization Report found that the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many organizations to accelerate their adoption of benefits-related technology, including benefits administration and enrollment tech. How can organizations go about building an effective data analytics strategy? Join us as our speakers address how data analytics can help both employers and employees make more informed benefits decisions and how to assess your organization’s data analytics needs.

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Workplace Violence in Challenging Times: Navigating employee safety and security

Airdate: June 2, 2021

The recent workplace shootings in cities like Austin and Kenosha are examples of how workplace violence continues to affect organizations, especially as more return to the physical workplace. Join us as our speakers address the impact of lockdowns on Americans' mental health and what organizations can anticipate as more return to the physical workspace, managing potential threats, and how to help ensure employees feel safe returning to work.

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Improving the Employee Leave Experience: How technology can enable a smoother leave journey

Airdate: May 26, 2021

Comprehensive disability and absence management benefits are important, but equally so are ensuring employees understand them and can easily access them, and that organizations are equipped to help employees have a smooth experience before, during, and returning to work after a leave of absence. Join us as our panelists address the compliance resources, technology, and claims integration needed to help deliver a positive employee experience, and outsourcing considerations to help improve company culture, policies, and processes, especially around return to work.

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The Post-COVID Landscape: Implications, Issues, and Return to Work

Airdate: May 19, 2021

The realities of working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a national conversation around mental health and work-life balance. Many organizations realized if employees are not receiving appropriate support, they may be challenged to be as productive and engaged in the workplace as they might otherwise be. As a result, organizations are becoming quickly aware of the importance of workplace well-being. Join us as our speaker addresses how people managers can recognize the signs of depression, anxiety, and stress among their workforce, foster a culture of resilience and well-being especially around return to work strategies, and how to have conversations with employees about mental health.

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Designing A Healthy Home Workspace: Applying ergonomic best practices to a remote workforce

Airdate: May 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly transformed day-to-day office life, requiring many businesses to transition teams to remote work unexpectedly. This quick adjustment has left many employees working in nontraditional home office setups — using kitchen tables as desks or working from a laptop instead of a computer monitor. How can employers help promote well-being and prevent injury for employees working remotely? Join us as our speakers discuss what businesses should know to both help their employees set up ergonomic home workspaces and take steps to mitigate potential musculoskeletal disability claims.

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Beyond Insurance: Building a 360° disability inclusion strategy

Airdate: May 5, 2021

The widespread shift toward remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic brought challenges, but one of its benefits was how it normalized remote work and flexible schedules – both of which improve accessibility for employees with disabilities. In addition, many organizations were forced to take a harder look at what they do to support employees’ mental health. As more organizations return to the physical workplace, how can they carry lessons from the pandemic with them to create a more inclusive workplace and holistic employee support strategy?

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The Data Analytics Advantage: Helping remove the guesswork from benefits offerings

Airdate: April 28, 2021

Guardian’s 2020 Digital Optimization Report found that the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many organizations to accelerate their adoption of benefits-related technology, including benefits administration and enrollment tech. How can organizations go about building an effective data analytics strategy? Join us as our speakers address how data analytics can help both employers and employees make more informed benefits decisions and how to assess your organization’s data analytics needs.

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The ERG Journey: Defining mission, vision, and objectives for employees with disabilities

Airdate: April 21, 2021

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have an important opportunity to bring employees with disabilities together. But to help maximize their impact, ERGs must have a careful strategy around which segments it will serve, definitions and measures of success, impact and alignment with business goals, executive sponsorship, and more. Join us as our speaker addresses the advantages of ERGs, creating a roadmap for leadership to help ensure ERGs’ success, and finding opportunities to connect different ERGs.

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Sound Investment: How employers can help boost employees’ financial literacy

Airdate: April 14, 2021

A recent Guardian study found anxiety over personal finances contributes to emotional stress and lack of productivity. What role can employers play in helping their employees build financial literacy, position themselves to better overcome financial challenges, and help to strengthen their financial confidence? Join us as our speakers address common financial literacy challenges and their effects and how better benefits strategy and communication can help strengthen employees’ financial literacy.

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CSR 101: Unlocking business value through corporate social responsibility

Airdate: April 7, 2021

CSR (corporate social responsibility) for meaningful results can go far beyond employee matching, corporate sponsorships, and company volunteer days: it requires an integrated approach and clear, defined goals. Join us as our speakers address how to define your objectives and make them relevant to all stakeholders, the business benefits of CSR, and how to build effective, integrated programs for a strong future.

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Making Benefits Work for Women: What’s your strategy?

Airdate: March 31, 2021

What can organizations do to ensure their benefits offerings meet women’s needs? Join us as our speakers address how to develop an inclusive benefits program that supports women’s holistic well-being, designing effective child and elder care benefits offerings that fit the era of remote work, and how to foster employee communication and engagement.

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Absence Management Academy: Paid Family & Medical Leave 101

Airdate: March 24, 2021

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) laws have come a long way since Rhode Island passed the first mandatory disability benefits law in 1942. To stay ahead of the curve, employers may want to understand how these laws have evolved and where they're going. Join us for the first of a four-part series on absence management fundamentals, as our speakers shed some light on these foundational topics, such as the evolution of PFML, anatomy of the laws, and reviewing scenarios and common mistakes

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The Next Chapter of COVID Relief: Focus on small business

Airdate: March 17, 2021

The House of Representatives recently released the small business component of the COVID relief package that it intends to consider over the coming weeks. Join us as our speaker breaks down what small business owners need to know about how the new relief package can help their businesses, understanding the new criteria for accessing the PPP, and gives an overview of new COVID relief specialty programs.

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Mental Health in Uncertain Times: Strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and fear

Airdate: March 10, 2021

Join us as our speakers discuss how to help yourself and co-workers improve your mental help during these uncertain times. Topics to be addressed include recognizing the troubling signs of stress and fear when anxious and learning some healthy self-care strategies and relaxation techniques.

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Engage, Educate, Enroll: Keys to a successful enrollment

Airdate: March 3, 2021

According to Guardian’s 2020 Benefits Optimization report, 3 out of 4 employers feel it’s a win-win to offer voluntary benefits to attract top talent. But without coordinated resources and communication during enrollment, employees might not understand the value these benefits offer. For employees to make sound choices, they must be engaged and knowledgeable about the products. Join us as our speaker addresses what makes for a successful enrollment strategy, effective employee engagement and education tactics, and trends from 2020’s Open Enrollment.

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Connecticut PFML - Got a Plan? Guardian’s private plan option can help

Airdate: February 25, 2021

The time to file for a private plan is quickly running out as the March 31 date to file with the state approaches. Employers have the option of either opting into the state plan or choosing a private plan to administer their program – and they need to decide soon. Join us as our speakers discuss a brief recap of the Connecticut PFML requirements, the advantages of private plans and what you should know, and an overview of Guardian’s approach.

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Representation Matters: Reflections on leadership and legacy

Airdate: February 24, 2021

According to the 2018 Prudential Financial Wellness Census, only 30% of Black Americans said they felt on track to meet their financial goals. While there are many factors at play, it illustrates the need for more inclusion and representation in the financial services industry. Join us for a panel discussion in honor of Black History Month which will address effective leadership and the importance of representation in the financial services industry, financial planning considerations for clients of color, and building a purpose-driven career as a personal wealth advisor.

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A New Day in D.C.: Financial implications of the Biden administration

Airdate: February 17, 2021

Every new presidential administration brings different financial implications, particularly when it comes to taxes. Even a minor change in policies, laws, or market conditions can have major impact on your business, its growth, and your ability to exit on your terms. Want to know how Biden’s term may impact your terms? Join us as our panelists dive into what to know to be prepared, including expected changes to income and estate taxes, additions and changes to federal tax credits, and future planning opportunities, including 401(k) and cash balance plans, entity selections, and captive insurance.

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Absence Management Redefined: During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Airdate: February 10, 2021

Join us for a discussion featuring key insights and analysis from our new 2021 Absence Management study. Our speakers will address topics such as the impact of COVID-19 on absence management, advancements in program integration, and how employers are addressing compliance in an ever-changing environment. 

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Digital Overdrive: The next milestone in benefits technology is here

Airdate: February 3, 2021

As employers look to expand their use of HR technology to save both time and money while more effectively supporting remote workforces, improving benefit administration technology and processes are key components of their strategy. Join us as our speaker addresses benefits technology adoption trends and upcoming innovations, how COVID-19 has impacted employers’ technology adoption needs and interest, benefits outsourcing, and improving the employee experience.

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Financial Wellness Power Moves in 2021: Planning tactics beyond the basics

Airdate: January 27, 2021

According to The Guardian Study of Financial and Emotional Confidence™, while having a long-term plan for achieving financial objectives is a major priority for 47 percent of Americans, 81 percent don’t feel they’re good at setting up a long-term financial plan and sticking with it. What can employers do to help their employees thrive financially? Join us as our panelist dives into financial well-being tactics that go beyond the basics, including how to assess which investment opportunities are right for you, what employers can offer to help their employees optimize their financial well-being, building the right insurance portfolio to protect against the unforeseen, and identifying the appropriate tax strategy for your situation.

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COVID-19 Stimulus, Round Two: What's in the details?

Airdate: January 20, 2021

The U.S. Congress passed a long-awaited, $900 billion stimulus package for COVID-19 relief. Join us as our panelists discuss and answer your questions around the direct cash payments and enhanced unemployment benefits to qualified individuals, eviction protections and new small business loans.

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Connecticut PFML: Get the scoop on Guardian’s private plan option

Airdate: January 13, 2021

Join us as our speakers discuss a recap of the Connecticut PFML requirements, the advantages of private plans and what you should know, a walkthrough of the integration between short-term disability, FML and the new law, and an overview of Guardian’s approach and next steps.

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Covid-19, Round 2: Leveraging 2020 insights to manage employee absence in 2021

Airdate: December 10, 2020

Explore how the experience of 2020 can help shape the leave management approach in 2021. 

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Women's Financial Well-Being: Perspectives on women's unique financial challenges and opportunities

Airdate: December 9, 2020

According to Guardian’s Workforce 2020 report, 64% of women say money is the leading cause of stress in their lives, and only a third of women rate their financial health highly compared to 41% of men. Yet the same report found women are more likely than men to own financial wellness products like disability and life insurance and contribute to a retirement plan. Our speakers will discuss common misconceptions women have around financial and retirement planning and explore the cultural and gender-based differences driving men’s and women’s financial behavior.

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Hire Purpose: How smart companies can close the skills gap

Airdate: December 7, 2020

The jobs of the future require technology and digital skills that many in the current workforce simply don’t have, which could lead to a skills gap of an abundance of jobs unfilled globally. This could have serious implications for US productivity and competitiveness. Join guest speakers Deanna Mulligan, Board Chair and former CEO of Guardian and Dean Del Vecchio, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief of Operations at Guardian, as they discuss how smart companies can close the skills gap.

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Benefits Optimization: Upgrading the enrollment experience to help employers and their workers get the most value

Airdate: December 3, 2020

Join us to learn how an effective voluntary benefits and enrollment strategy can address workforce health and productivity and help mitigate risk to your business.

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Conscious Connectivity©: A new way of leading through uncertainty

Airdate: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The pandemic and remote work have brought unique pressures to the business environment. As a result, keeping employees engaged, connected, and communicative can be challenging for managers. Our speaker will discuss how managers can adapt their leadership style to build meaningful relationships and why that can be a stabilizing factor during turbulent times. She’ll also focus on creating conversations and community through small, everyday actions – even in remote work environments.

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New Trends in Managing Employee Leave: Adapting to a changing environment

Airdate: November 19, 2020

Join us for a special round table discussion featuring key insights and analysis from our forthcoming 2021 Absence Management study. Our panel will discuss how mid-market employers with 1k-5k employees are using and advancing best practices in an ever-changing working environment.

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Transformational Journeys: How small businesses can help build strong inclusion & diversity strategies

Airdate: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

According to Guardian’s 8th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, 56% of small business owners agree that creating an environment that supports inclusion and diversity (I&D) is a priority. But many don’t know where or how to begin developing an effective I&D strategy. Our speakers will discuss how I&D can achieve excellence on both the individual and organizational levels, the importance of assessing business processes to improve organizational culture, and how to ensure every moment of the employee lifecycle is inclusive.

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The Future of Paid Family and Medical Leave: How the November elections may change the landscape

Airdate: October 29, 2020

The events of 2020 have brought a sense of urgency to the discussion of paid leave. Our panelists will discuss the current legislative landscape, provide an update on states which are in the process of implementing a PFML plan, and offer a perspective on how the elections may shape a national paid leave program and other employee benefits.

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Planning for the Worst, Preparing for the Best

Airdate: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

When it comes to business protection strategies, one of the most important tools available to small business owners is a comprehensive and properly funded buy-sell agreement. Our speaker will discuss the misconceptions and unknowns around buy-sell agreements and how using a special purpose LLC can reduce taxes while also making your business easier to sell.

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Designing a Healthy Home Workspace: Applying ergonomic best practices to a remote workforce

Airdate: October 22, 2020

Join us as we discuss what businesses should know to both help their employees set up ergonomic home workspaces and take steps to mitigate potential Musculo-skeletal disability claims.

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Creating a Supportive Workforce: How to recognize, respond, and refer domestic and intimate partner abuse in the workplace

Airdate: October 21, 2020

Join us for a webinar presented by Lisa Wilson, Outreach Educator at Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, who specializes in prevention education and awareness programs and training in schools and the workplace.

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Out, Open, and Proud: Empowering LGBTQ+ individuals to bring their whole selves to work

Airdate: October 15, 2020

Join us for a panel discussion with speakers who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and as Allies. Our panelists will address some common concerns and challenges and how to support out, open, and proud employees in the workplace.

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Charting the Course: Succession planning for your business’ next chapter

Airdate: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Deciding when and how to sell their business is one of the most consequential decisions small business owners make. Join Michael Geeraerts of Guardian’s Business Resource Center and Andrew Hirschler from Pershing as they discuss the importance of having an effective business succession plan in place.

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Become a talent destination: Attracting and retaining talent during COVID-19

Airdate: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Join our webinar with Travis Scribner of WestPac Wealth Partners to learn how to retain top talent during the pandemic and how to be more proactive on cash flow if employees don’t return to work.

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Ability in disability: A more inclusive workplace strategy

Airdate: September 24, 2020

Through conversation with key stakeholders, hear practical guidance to disability inclusion, including lessons learned, interaction guidelines, and best practices to build a cohesive workforce.

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Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Awareness saves lives

Airdate: September 23, 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Our speakers will share insights into how small businesses have dealt with the aftermath of suicide, the lasting impact it has left on organizations, and what to do if you believe someone you know is at risk.

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Your year in review: How to maximize your policy review to achieve financial confidence

Airdate: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Our speakers will share how to maximize the impact of a small business policy review to ensure the protections you have in place are working for you and that you know how to modify them to meet your changing situation.

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Dental Benefits 2020: Maintaining oral health during COVID-19 and beyond

Airdate: September 10, 2020

Join us for a panel discussion about the impact COVID-19 is having on oral health and the role of dental benefits in promoting healthy habits and more regular preventive care. 

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The Wealth Factory: Improving millennials' financial literacy and wellness

Airdate: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Angel Rich, the founder and CEO of The Wealth Factory, discuss how her small business adapted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, what equal opportunity financial literary means for millennials, challenges and advantages entrepreneurs have at this time and fiscal sustainability going forward.

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Taking Care: Planning for the future of children with special needs

Airdate: August 27, 2020

Join us for this panel discussion with caregiving experts to discuss lessons learned caring for children with special health care needs, the impact of COVID-19 on caregivers and strategies to adapt, what resources are available now, and how to plan for the future of your child with special needs and achieve financial confidence.

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Creating stability during COVID-19: A small business strategy for survival

Airdate: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Millions of small companies have faced what to do when their world gets turned upside down by a game changing pandemic. Hear the story of Doris Kaiser, CEO and managing partner at Zeldis Research Associates, and learn how she and her team successfully stabilized the business when no traditional management tools or financial indicators seem to apply.

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Lessons in resilience: A small business story of reopening and thriving during COVID-19

Airdate: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Reopening your business presents many challenges. Business owners are coming up with creative solutions to face heightened safety measures and to retain employees and customers during COVID-19. Join us for a discussion with small business owner Rosanna Dovgala of Sierra Health Group, who will share her company’s successes during the pandemic.

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Workforce 2020: Meeting the benefits needs of today’s diverse workforce in a changed world

Airdate: July 28, 2020

A look at Guardian’s latest research on the growing importance of inclusion and diversity strategies for attracting and retaining today’s workers.

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Ready, set, go-live! Preparing for the start of Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) Law

Airdate: July 9, 2020

With less than six months to go, will you be ready when the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law goes into effect on January 1, 2021?  This webinar can help with your preparations.

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The COVID-19 economy: Answers you need for long-term investing

Airdate: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Join us for a discussion of the state of the markets and the economy and how to prepare for the coronavirus aftermath. Our speaker will address the major issues facing the global markets and the economy, how today’s market and economic environment fits into a historic context, as well as historic and current equity and bond market trends to guide your investment plan.

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Inclusivity and empathy: How to support your LGBTQ workforce

Airdate: June 30, 2020

Learn how employers can become better allies to their LGBTQ workforce by strategically developing more inclusive benefits, creating policies that promote equality, and more.

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Navigating the COVID-19 tax landscape: A comprehensive guide for retirement planning

Airdate: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Recent tax law changes have altered the landscape for owners of IRA, 401k, and other qualified retirement plans. Our speaker will review the current retirement environment, how pre-retirees can take advantage of the new landscape, the impact of the Secure Act and what it means for your retirement plans, and the future of retirement tax rates.

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Market Update: Where we were, where we are, and what comes next

Airdate: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

As the process of reopening begins, there are many unknowns about how the financial markets will perform. Join us as we discuss the state of the economy before the COVID-19 outbreak, what history has shown us about recessions, and factors to consider when evaluating the current market.

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Behavioral alpha: Financial decision-making during the COVID-19 crisis

Airdate: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Are you thinking about your finances in ways that help you make the best decisions possible, act on those decisions, all without getting in your own way? Our speaker will address things we can do to help us maintain our long-term financial focus.

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Balancing safety and recovery: Returning to the workplace while managing employee leave

Airdate: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

As states begin to reopen, and employees slowly return to the workplace, employers are tasked with protecting the safety of their staff, customers, and vendors. Small business owners must also manage employees’ requests to extend leave to care for children and other loved ones. Join us to get an update on employee leave, and have your top questions answered.

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Embracing disability wisdom during COVID-19: What we can learn from the disabled community

Airdate: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A panel of members from the disabled community will share how their unique experiences have prepared to them to survive, thrive and lead during this time of physical distancing. They will discuss how they’re coping with the pandemic, and why we should never go back to “normal”.

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Stimulus insights for small business owners: Your top questions about the CARES Act answered

Airdate: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Join us for Part II of our conversation about ways small businesses can benefit from the CARES Act, SBA loan assistance and other forms of financial protection.

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Preparing for the rebound: Business strategies for working today and in the future

Airdate: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

We’ll explore how you can keep business running now, transition back to a new normal when the time is right, and create a strategic future moving forward.

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Navigating employee leave during the COVID-19 pandemic

Airdate: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Our panel will explain how the new FFCRA and state leave law updates interact with existing FMLA and company leave policies.

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Guardian dental benefits: Maintaining oral health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Airdate: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Our speakers will share ways to maintain good oral health during this time when you can’t visit the dentist for routine care. We will discuss the steps Guardian is taking to support our members.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act: Are You Prepared? 

Airdate: April 23, 2020

This webinar provides an overview of the new California Consumer Privacy Act including who is covered, how it impacts businesses and what data is in scope.

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Guardian’s response to COVID-19: Updated customer policies, procedures, and tools

Airdate: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Our speakers will discuss the steps we are taking to make sure that you can connect and do business with Guardian without interruption.

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Adapting to keep your business afloat: How small businesses can benefit from new COVID-19 regulations

Airdate: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Our panel will address new regulations aimed at helping small businesses, such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Dental Benefits 2020: A bridge to oral health and wellness

Airdate: April 9, 2020

This webinar reviews the results of Guardian's latest research on dental care utilization trends and explores the impact of COVID-19 on dental benefits.

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Resiliency, flexibility, and adaptability: Practical applications for today, so we can all bounce back tomorrow

Airdate: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

We will discuss ways to support organizations and their workers in responding to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. We will discuss how to tap into our strengths of resiliency, flexibility, and adaptability to better cope with anxiety and fear, as well as ways to be our personal best  ̶  not only for ourselves and loved ones, but also for our workplaces and communities.

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Cast a Wider Net: Prioritizing mental health and well-being when the world is out of sorts

Airdate: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Our speakers will present best practices on providing help in times of crisis, keeping employees engaged as day-to-day work environments change, understanding new work challenges, and managing both home and work relationships during these uncertain times

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Risk Redirect: Using Group Benefits to Reduce Illegitimate Workers’ Comp Claims

Airdate: March 26, 2020

Learn how more employers are implementing group benefits plans to help reduce misuse of workers' compensation. 

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Risk Redirect in California: Using group benefits to reduce illegitimate workers' comp claims

Airdate: March 26, 2020 

This webinar explains how more employers are implementing accident and disability benefits plans to help reduce illegitimate worker’s compensation claims. 

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10 Things Employers Need to Know NOW About Leave Law and Coronavirus

Airdate: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Learn the 10 things employers should know now to manage coronavirus-related absences. Our panel of compliance professionals will provide the latest details on the new emergency federal bill, and state agency updates regarding paid leave benefits.

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Washington, D.C. Paid Family Leave: What you need to know now

Airdate: March 12, 2020 

Panelists from Guardian and ReedGroup tell you what you need to know to be compliant with the new DC PFL. 

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What Should I Do? Test Your FMLA Knowledge

Airdate: February 20, 2020

During this webinar, attendees walk through real-life Family and Medical Leave Act scenarios, each with multiple-choice options to test their knowledge.

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Coming Into Focus: The Role of Vision Benefits and Eye Care in Health & Wellness

Airdate: January 30, 2020

This complimentary webinar reviews the state of eye health in America, the latest trends in vision benefits, and the linkage between eye health and overall wellness.

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Paid Family Leave Law: A West Coast Update - CA, WA, OR

Airdate: December 5, 2019

The last webinar in our Fall 2019 series on state family and medical leave law covers the soon-to-be effective Washington state law, the recently passed Oregon law, and recent updates to California's longstanding law.

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NJ & NY Paid Family Leave Laws: 2019/2020 Changes

Airdate: November 21, 2019

Learn more about the 2019/2020 changes to the New Jersey and New York Paid family leave laws.

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Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave: Got Questions? Ask the Experts

Airdate: November 14, 2019

This webinar on Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law reviews regulations, changes, key dates, eligibility, and how Guardian will support employers.

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MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Law: Demystifying the Details

Airdate: May 22, 2019

The first webinar in our MA PFML series explores topics including eligibility, benefits, employer responsibilities, and next steps.

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The Future of Dentistry: Improving Oral Health in America

Airdate: April 11, 2019

This webinar addresses trends that are accelerating change in the practice of dentistry and the business of dental benefits.

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Let’s Talk Paid Family Leave: Ask the Compliance Experts

Airdate: April 4, 2019

This webinar explores trends and updates on current and pending state leave laws.

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2019 Leave Management Symposium

Airdate: February 21, 2019

Watch leave management insights and other highlights from the 2019 Leave Management Symposium, held on February 21st in New York City.

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Pain Management in Crisis: Opioids and the Role of Dental Benefits Management

Airdate: January 17, 2019

Explore strategies for fighting the U.S. opioid epidemic through prescription monitoring, ED diversion, and dental case management.

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