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

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.

 

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

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.

 

CSR 101: Unlocking business value through corporate social responsibility

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.

 

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

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.

 

Absence Management Academy: Paid Family & Medical Leave 101

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

 

The Next Chapter of COVID Relief: Focus on small business

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.

 

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

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.

 

Engage, Educate, Enroll: Keys to a successful enrollment

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.

 

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

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.

 

Representation Matters: Reflections on leadership and legacy

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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. 

 

Digital Overdrive: The next milestone in benefits technology is here

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

December 10, 2020

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

 

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

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.

 

Hire Purpose: How smart companies can close the skills gap

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

Creating a Supportive Workforce

October 21, 2020

How to recognize, respond, and refer domestic and intimate partner abuse in the workplace.

 

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

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.

 

Ability in disability: A more inclusive workplace strategy

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.

 

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Awareness saves lives

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.

 

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

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. 

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

Inclusivity and empathy: How to support your LGBTQ workforce

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.

 

Webinar: Preparing for the CA Consumer Privacy Act 

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.

 

Dental Benefits 2020: A bridge to oral health and wellness

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.

 

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

March 26, 2020

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

 

Webinar: Risk Redirect in California

March 26, 2020 

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

 

Webinar: Washington, D.C. paid family leave: What you need to know now

March 12, 2020 

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

 

Webinar: Test Your FMLA Knowledge

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.

 

Webinar: Coming Into focus

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

November 21, 2019

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

 

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

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.

 

Webinar: MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Law: Demystifying the Details

May 22, 2019

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

 

Webinar: The Future of Dentistry: Improving Oral Health in America

April 11, 2019

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

 

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

April 4, 2019

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

 

Webinar: The 3C’s of the ADA: Consistency, Compliance and Communication

March 7, 2019

Explore the impact of consistency, compliance, and communication on the ADA accommodation process including best practices, tips, and tools for application.

 

2019 Leave Management Symposium

February 21, 2019

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

 

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

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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