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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Ashley Veenendaal

Ashley Veenendaal’s energy and enthusiasm are the first things you notice about her. She’s a problem solver who doesn’t mind going out of her way to help a customer. “I aim to provide the solution that works for them,” says Ashley, “not the one that’s easiest for me.” Ashley has worked at National Insurance Services in a variety of positions including the Billing, Underwriting, and the (Customer) Service Department. Now as a Client Relations Representative, she works with schools, cities, and counties. Ashley is a licensed life and health Insurance agent and has a Group Benefits Disability Specialist (GBDS) designation.

Recent Articles by Ashley Veenendaal


New I-9 Form Published

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new version of its I-9 form, also known as the Employment Verification form. This form is to be exclusively used...

Survey Reveals Issues Navigating Health Insurance

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According to a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), 81% of insured adults feel excellent or good about their health insurance. However, 58% reported having at least...

Record Number of Americans Delayed Medical Care in 2022

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A record number of Americans postponed medical care in 2022 according to the annual Gallup poll. Thirty-eight percent of respondents stated that they or a family member postponed care...

Benefits that Can Strengthen Your Attraction and Retention Efforts

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Attraction and retention are top of mind for employers right now. According to Zywave’s 2022 Attraction and Retention Benchmarking Overview, over 75% of employers consider attraction...

The Value of Primary Care

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Many people only think about going to see their doctor when they get sick or injured. However, even the healthiest adults need routine health care.

U.S. is “Out of the Pandemic Phase”

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Dr. Fauci, the top infectious-disease expert in the country, has declared the U.S. to be “out of the pandemic phase”. He went on to say that although we are still in the pandemic, the...

At-Home Antiviral COVID-19 Pill Authorized

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for an antiviral pill intended to help treat COVID-19 cases.

President Announces COVID-19 Winter Plan

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During a press conference, President Biden outlined his plan to combat COVID-19 this winter. COVID-19 is expected to spike, as more people gather indoors. Biden’s plan includes:

Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Booster Shots Authorized by FDA

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Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine booster shots have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

COVID-19-Related Medical Bills Increasing Next Year

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COVID-19 medical expenses are expected to increase next year. During the pandemic’s height, insurers waived certain COVID-19-related services including emergency room copayments,...