October – November 17th – InterWest Offices come together in support of Wounded Warrior Project

During October and November,  InterWest employees in all offices will work together to give hope and financial support to America’s injured veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project. Every dollar donated will be generously matched by InterWest and will directly support life-changing programs that empower, employ, and engage America’s injured veterans. Donations made to the Wounded…

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More Firms Urge Workers to Get Seasonal Flu Shots

As the Centers for Disease Control and other health authorities have recommended that everyone get a flu shot this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are wondering if they can require seasonal flu vaccinations for their staff. The CDC and the medical community recommend it in order to minimize the chances of double-infection…

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New Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing Expands COVID-19 Surcharge Tiers

The California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has amended its 2021 rate filing to make its earlier recommended COVID-19 surcharge more equitable. The Rating Bureau is leaving unchanged its overall recommendation that benchmark rates be increased an average of 2.6% for policies incepting on or after Jan. 1, 2021. But it modified an earlier recommendation that…

December 9, 2020 – Commercial Group Captive Insurance WEBINAR

December 9, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Topic – Introductory Webinar for Prospective Members Captive Insurance Programs are becoming more prevalent for larger well-managed companies that desire to stabilize annual premiums and have more control of their insurance cost. Members in these groups tend to: Generate in excess of $100,000 in premium Have a…

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More Companies Bar Manager-Employee Relationships

News last year of McDonald’s Corp. dismissing its chief executive for having a consensual sexual relationship with an employee reflects the hardening stance in corporate America towards inter-office romances. Many large companies have instituted zero-tolerance policies for managers who are romantically involved with company employees. The companies are mainly cracking down to reduce their chances…

October 20, 2020 – Answers to Your Employee Benefits Questions – WEBINAR

October 20, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT Topic – Answers to Your Employee Benefits Questions The Benefits Comply compliance group answers hundreds of employer compliance questions every month. In this webinar, we will answer some of the most common – and most important – questions posed by human resource and employee benefits professionals…