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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

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,...

Protecting Employees from Delta Variant

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The Delta variant of coronavirus has quickly become the dominant strain in the U.S. Delta can cause a more severe form of COVID-19, spreading more efficiently than the original strain....

OSHA and CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that they have temporarily adopted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) public health...


Are LTD Claims Impacted if Employment is Terminated?

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Peter, a teacher, is currently out on an approved long-term disability (LTD) claim. Due to his disability, it is unlikely that he’ll be able to return to work. Peter’s employer needs to...


Claim denied! Don't let this happen to you

Imagine you are a large client conducting a request for proposal that requires a match to your current policy. A competitor, who advertises on national television, submits a proposal with...


Disability Insurance Alert! Have You Reviewed Your Maximum Covered Salary Lately? Why It’s a Must!

The Maximum Annual Covered Salary (MACS) on your disability insurance plan is the highest salary the insurance carrier has contractually agreed to insure. In other words, if the MACS is $50,000 but...