By Morgan Young – Vice President – Client Services, Employee Benefits – Holmes Murphy and Associates
This is my favorite time of year! The college football season is underway, the weather is starting to turn slightly cooler, and open enrollment meetings are right around the corner. I bet it’s not too hard for you to guess which one of these things is not like the others.
For those of us in the trenches, why do we dread open enrollment season? Much like fantasy draft picks, don’t we spend most of the year strategizing about our plans? We have numerous conversations about the budget, and hours of work go into making sure you have the best possible benefits in place for your employees. You’ve worked hard — it’s time to be proud of what you are offering. It’s also time to change how we present these benefits to employees.
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By Morgan Young – Vice President – Client Services, Employee Benefits – Holmes Murphy & Associates
Over the past several months, I’ve had the distinct honor to help present what I believe is a game changer for mental health benefits for First Responders. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit with the Police and Fire departments of a city in Texas and have a frank conversation about what their officers and fire fighters are dealing with and what types of help they need.
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By Jan Myers
A Couple of Questions: Why is the phrase, ‘I’m just a dispatcher” still used? When will dispatchers finally accept that they are first responders?
Over 18 years ago I was tasked to write an article; an extremely unfamiliar and uncomfortable task required to complete a year long process of becoming a master instructor for California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). This was not a task I took lightly for two reasons: Being published scared the living crap out of me, and, I was JUST a dispatcher…How could someone like me write an article?
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