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During this time of COVID-19 precautions, we have made the decision to cancel all in-person seminar sessions.

We plan to hold these sessions (and others) as webinars. More details will be shared as they are finalized. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for topical updates and webinars related to the on-going pandemic.

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We look forward to having you join us for the 2020 RogersGray University Webinar Series.

As a trusted and innovative provider of protection to our clients, we believe education has a direct impact on our client’s businesses
and the best relationships are partnerships.

This page will be updated with additional insurance, employee benefits, and business offerings throughout the year.
As well as additional webinars provided by the Benefit Advisors Network (BAN).

[WEBINAR] Health Insurance Group Captives | October 7, 2020

With the rising costs of medical insurance not slowing down, many employers are finding long-term savings through medical captives. For years, large companies have elected to participate in alternative risk transfer strategies like self-funding. Mid-market companies now have a similar option in a group captive.

Join John Turco, Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits at RogersGray, and David Konrad, Regional Practice Leader, of Roundstone Insurance to learn more about the captive as an option for employers with 50+ employees.

The discussion will include:

• The mechanics of a captive
• How risk is shared among all participants of the captive
• Long-term advantages of self-funding
• Transparency of claims costs

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this unique option and the significant impact it could have on your organization. Please note, only employers with 50+ employees are eligible for this captive.

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[WEBINAR] Don’t Let Them Take a Byte: Defending Your Data Bit by Bit | October 21, 2020

Join Kevin Ricci, a Principal and a leader within Citrin Cooperman’s Technology Risk and Advisory Consulting (TRAC) team, as he shares his cybersecurity expertise to help you develop a strategic and effective cybersecurity gameplan.

In addition to spending over 15 years as a technology and cybersecurity consultant, Kevin has also spent more than 15 years as the head of IT departments, so he has first-hand experience from the trenches.

This session will cover strategies to help minimize your cyber-risk and keep your business safe and secure. Attendees will leave with actionable steps that can be immediately implemented.

This session will cover:

  • Statistics and overview of today’s cybersecurity landscape
  • The cost of a data breach
  • Best practices for passwords, remote and mobile computing, email usage, and more
  • Spear phishing detection and avoidance
  • Getting the most out of a cybersecurity awareness training program

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[WEBINAR] Participating Funding Arrangements (PFA)| November 4, 2020

This webinar focuses on a new RG strategy to help employers regain even more cash back into their businesses by controlling their health insurance costs via the PFA, or “Participating Funding Arrangement.” The PFA can help lower your fixed costs and works alongside all major fully-insured carriers.

Steve Tardanico, Executive Vice President of Reimbursement Specialists, Inc. and Jeff Bastien, Vice President of Employee Benefits at RogersGray, will discuss several case studies highlighting features of this unique funding mechanism, including:

• Premium savings for both the employer and employees
• Maintaining employee out of pocket costs; in some cases even enhancing them
• Potential for a benefit dollar surplus to offset future increases in premiums/out of pocket costs
• Programs including Rx Saver Program, Telemedicine, and Employee Incentive Programs
• “VWP” or Voluntary Waiver Program

We will also tackle creative new ways to utilize technology to help engage and communicate benefits to employees. The highlight will be a new mobile app for employees that can be used to for a virtual open enrollment, as well as communicate benefit reminders/updates throughout the plan year.

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[WEBINAR] Political Climate - What's Next in 2021? | November 18, 2020

Join our guest speaker from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Political Affairs team to discuss the political climate and upcoming challenges and changes projected for 2021.

More detailed information to come.

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[WEBINAR] Workers Compensation: Managing the Risks, Controlling the Costs| September 16, 2020

Accidents are every employer’s worst nightmare, and dealing with the Workers’ Compensation fallout is a close second.

Having a good safety program may be your best preventive measure, but when accidents happen, your best protection is having a rock solid internal program in place to minimize the impact and control the costs of workers’ compensation claims.

Learn how to go about setting up such a program from one of the region’s top experts on the subject – Jill Scioli-Swygart of Stephenson+Brook, a firm that specializes in workers’ compensation risk management.

In her presentation, Jill will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the costs of Workers Compensation
  • Building Your Workers’ Comp. Team
  • Accident Investigation
  • Supervisor’s Role
  • Return To Work Considerations
  • Data Review: Loss Runs/Trends/EMR/Bidding

Don’t miss this opportunity to get valuable tips on how to manage the risks and control the costs of workers’ compensation in your business!

Jill Scioli-Swygart is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Stephenson+Brook. Stephenson+Brook is the foremost provider of workers’ compensation cost control programs. With a national clientele ranging from multi-state, multi-divisional corporations to relatively small independent businesses, Stephenson+Brook has earned its reputation as a leader in the workers’ compensation field.

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[WEBINAR] Virtual Workshop; Interviewing for Managers | August 12, 2020

In this virtual workshop Amy Fleck, RogersGray Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Development, helped managers effectively qualify or disqualify candidates for employment and simultaneously manage candidate expectations about the hiring process.

The workshop covered the following:

• Elements of a successful interview and the proper tools to make it happen
• Methods of identifying candidates with the highest likelihood of performance success in a role
• How to develop tailored questions using effective questioning strategies
• Ways to identify, explore and address candidate pain points
• Best practices to avoid discriminatory questions during the interview process

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[WEBINAR] Enrollment Solutions with New England Enrollment Strategies | July 15, 2020

In this informative webinar Lori Martinez, Vice President, Sales & Broker Development, and TJ Hannon, Voluntary Benefit Specialist, from New England Enrollment Strategies discussed voluntary benefits, benefit communication, and enrollment support, including an overview of how we have combined personalized 1-1 touchpoints with mobile technology to streamline the open enrollment process for our clients.

This session will cover:

  • Best practices for Open Enrollment success
  • How an effective Benefits Communication Plan can increase employee retention and help attract future candidates
  • Benefits Administration Systems and how they can help streamline Open Enrollment
  • Mobile Technology and how it can change the Open Enrollment experience
  • Filling the gaps with Voluntary Benefits
  • How College Tuition and Student Loan Debt Programs can bring excitement to renewal season

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[WEBINAR] Beware: Employer Cybersecurity Concerns For Remote Workers | June 17, 2020

With a flip of the switch, staff members went from working in the office to working remotely without a lot of time to plan and educate.

Join Citrin Cooperman Principal, Kevin Ricci, CISA, CISM, CRISC, MCSE, QSA for a discussion on cyber issues to be aware of, including spear phishing attacks that arrive in the guise of official communications, charity request, or health organizations.

In addition to spending over 15 years as a technology and cybersecurity consultant, Kevin has also spent more than 15 years as the head of IT departments, so he has first-hand experience from the trenches.

This session will cover:

  • Securing email communications
  • How to detect and avoid spear phishing attacks
  • Securing home technology environment
  • Best practices when using video conferencing
  • Q&A

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Substance Use & Abuse in the Workplace | February 26, 2020

In light of the recent tragedy on the South Shore, this session will address the important topic of drug and alcohol use in the workplace. As Massachusetts medicinal and recreational marijuana law and regulatory oversight evolves—and the opioid epidemic presents increasingly challenging issues—legal questions must be addressed relative to substance use and abuse in the workplace.

This seminar will discuss:

  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Substance use policies and procedures relating to the use of company vehicles
  • Off site work and leave
  • How to handle an employee who you think may have a substance abuse issue.

We will also address the fact that addiction is a disease which is considered a disability under Massachusetts and federal law.

Jenifer is a founding partner in the firm of Phifer Pinkham, LLC. Jenifer’s areas of expertise include employment law, civil, business and probate litigation, probate administration, including guardianships and conservatorships, special education advocacy and appeals, and intellectual property, including licenses, trademarks and copyright. Jenifer is a frequent lecturer and speaker on various employment law topics.  She also is hired to conduct training sessions and seminars for businesses to instruct owners and their staff how to handle various employment law issues in the workplace. Jenifer currently serves on the Board of Directors at the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.  She also serves on the Board of Directors at South Shore Stars.  She is also active in political campaigns, including as Treasurer for a State Representative’s campaign committee.

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PFML Aftermath... What's Next? | January 22, 2020

As we kick off a new year, the Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave program is official. Whether you have a private plan exemption or are staying with the state’s plan, at RogersGray, we are transitioning our conversation over the next 15 months to prepare for administering these benefits.

Topics will include:

  • Leave Management in general; managing a combination of Federal FLMA, State PFML, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Sick Pay, Vacation Time, etc
  • Updates needed for in-force Short- and Long-Term Disability prior to 2021
  • Administrative controls/processes for employees requesting leave to manage use/abuse of different leave programs
  • HR Best Practices for ramp up in 2020 and 2021; Handbooks, Employee Education, Policies/Procedures, and potential Technology Options

 

Jenifer is a founding partner in the firm of Phifer Pinkham, LLC. Jenifer’s areas of expertise include employment law, civil, business and probate litigation, probate administration, including guardianships and conservatorships, special education advocacy and appeals, and intellectual property, including licenses, trademarks and copyright. Jenifer is a frequent lecturer and speaker on various employment law topics.  She also is hired to conduct training sessions and seminars for businesses to instruct owners and their staff how to handle various employment law issues in the workplace. Jenifer currently serves on the Board of Directors at the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.  She also serves on the Board of Directors at South Shore Stars.  She is also active in political campaigns, including as Treasurer for a State Representative’s campaign committee.

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