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    Disability 101: How to be a Disability Superhero!

    Date: March 26, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
    Compliments of your Alaska SHRM State Council
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    Disability 101:
    How to be a Disability Superhero!

    Is your group disability plan just okay or is it a great plan?  In this webinar, you will learn how to know the difference. You will learn ways you can use these benefits to stand out in a crowded field of employers trying to attract talent as well as make sure you have all the bases covered. 

    This webinar will review:

    •   What to look for in a group disability plan

         -  What are offsets and how do they affect benefits?

         -  How is income calculated?

         -  Exclusions

    •   How does group disability work with PTO, Workers Comp and FMLA?

    •   How do you make sure you are providing adequate protection for your high wage earners (aka the C Suite team)?

    •   What is Corporate Owned Life and when would you want it?

    •   Retirement Plan Protection

    •   What are the latest trends in the life & disability industry?

    Speaker Bios: 
    Terry Allard
    Terry Allard has extensive knowledge of employee benefits and has been with Wilson Albers since 1997. She has been working in the employee benefits industry since 1985.  Having spent this time in the industry, Terry is able to bring valuable insight in offering solutions and developing strategies for the challenges Alaska businesses face.  As a key member of the Business Development team, she is responsible for initiating new relationships and specializes in executive compensation strategies and disability plans for highly compensated individuals.  She works with both prospects and clients of the Wilson Albers team.

    Terry holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits and a Group Benefits Disability Specialist Certification from The National Underwriter Company.  She recently expanded her license authority to include property and casualty.  Terry worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska for 11 years and gained a thorough understanding of the marketing, administration, and underwriting of fully insured health plans. She attended Anchorage Community College and the University of Alaska.

    Terry is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and currently serves on the BOT for the Health Underwriters Political Action Committee and regularly meets with members of Congress on issues related to healthcare.  She’s a charter member and past president of the Alaska chapter of NAHU.  She has served on numerous committees.

    Amy Gaskill
    Amy Gaskill is a firm believer that a company’s culture has a big impact on how employees work with internal and external clients.  Over her extensive career as an HR consultant and leader, she has implemented and streamlined HR processes and practices that focus as much on the employee experience as outcomes and efficiency.  In addition to building HR infrastructures for clients, Amy has a broad set of HR skills with specialized capabilities in recruiting and investigations.  Having owned her own business, Amy understands the business leader’s perspective and the role of employees and HR in the broader business context.  Her industry experience includes manufacturing, architecture, healthcare, services industries, and aviation.  As Sr. HR Services Partner for Alera ConnectHR, Amy helps clients with HR systems, processes, and policy, as well as taking on challenging recruitments and employment investigations.  Her strong HR generalist and management background make her a go-to for a broad range of HR projects, as well as providing comprehensive HR program management and support for clients who contract their HR to Alera ConnectHR.  Amy received her Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Management from North Seattle Community College.  Amy also has earned the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) and the HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR®) designations.  Amy engages with her community through volunteer work helping organizations that combat against domestic violence and human sex trafficking.  Although Amy grew up in western Washington, she fell in love with Alaska and made it her home in 2015.

    This program has been pre-approved for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC) and 1 HRCI recertification credit. 

    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.