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    Why Voluntary Insurance: Sponsored by: J2 Business Products

    Date: April 14, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Joann Kizer
    Flathead Valley Community College
    Free to Members
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Program Description:  In this presentation we will:
    • Discuss Worksite/Voluntary Benefits: definitions, identifying the need for this type of insurance and examples of the many coverage options available.
    • Review the data from the 2015 Aflac WorkForces Report to see what the issues are, employee perceptions of having benefit options and identify the trends impacting employee benefits.
    • We will review the tax savings benefits for employers who offer benefits: policies can be 100% employee-paid, yet employers can still benefit financially just by offering them.
    • How certain policies can help reduce Work Comp Claims and increase productivity.
    • How worksite/voluntary policies can ease the burden of employee’s HDHP out of pocket expenses as well as expenses not covered by major medical.
    • We will look at value added services available to employers to assist HR personnel.
    76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and that 60% have less than $1000 in the bank. How do we help these employees? The answer is Worksite/Voluntary products. 
    Presenter Information:
    Craig Michelsen worked with the Boy Scouts of America for 17 years coordinating camps, raising money and encouraging new groups to join Scouting. A highlight was raising 2.5 million in one year for scouting programs. Served as a camp director for one of the top 10 camps in the nation which had a weekly budget of $100,000. Worked with the Boy Scouts of America in Hawaii, Portland, and Montana. 
    Joined Aflac in 2003 and is a member of the Million dollar club, attended 6 national conventions, 12 state conventions and received numerous awards including receiving the national state trainer award in 2010. Served as state trainer for 9 years. Craig is currently serving as the regional sales coordinator in north central Montana. 
    Shannon Brittenham is a Flathead Valley Native, born in beautiful Whitefish, Montana. She has worked in the Human Resource field since 1987, beginning with Plum Creek Timber Company and transitioning to Putman & Associates in 1997, subsequently becoming part owner until the business sold to Brentwood Services in 2010.  During that time she obtained her PHR certification.  In 2011 Shannon obtained her Life and Health Producers license and joined Aflac as a Voluntary Benefits Specialist.  In 2014 she stepped into the Aflac District Manager’s role with a team of 8 Associates.