COVID-19 Vaccines: What Businesses Need to Know

Watch COSE's recent webinar about how the COVID-19 vaccinations will affect small businesses.

As Ohio receives and begins to administer its first wave of vaccines to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, many of our region’s businesses (particularly small business employers) are looking for facts and information to help guide future decision-making that will directly impact their operations and workforce.

To help, we developed a webinar that will get you the facts and information you need to make informed decisions. Our panelists were experts from the medical, legal, and corporate communities.

Watch the recorded webinar below:

 

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    Every small business needs to have a strong legal foundation to stand on. What tools do you need to have in your legal toolbox?


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    Business Week recently recognized the CLE as the hottest IT jobs market in the country and the NEOSA Quarterly Survey shows continued demand for IT talent in the region. Competition for talent is intense. Tech companies need to have strong, talented pools of staff on hand to take advantage of growth opportunities. So, adding staff is critical in the current environment, but developing your current staff is key to success as well. 

    Business Week recently recognized the CLE as the hottest IT jobs market in the country and the NEOSA Quarterly Survey shows continued demand for IT talent in the region. Competition for talent is intense. Tech companies need to have strong, talented pools of staff on hand to take advantage of growth opportunities. So, adding staff is critical in the current environment, but developing your current staff is key to success as well. 

    But what can your company do about it? What are new, creative ways to attract talent to your company? And what are unique ways that companies are developing their internal talent to fill gaps in expertise or headcount? 

    Listen here.


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  • Discussing Race and Diversity Initiatives in the Workplace

    Watch GCP's recent webinar about how to approach diversity initiatives in your company.

    Many companies are beginning and/or revisiting internal communications and dialogues on race and diversity initiatives. Where do you begin and how do you make these conversations effective over time?

    In a recent GCP webinar, our panelists, Heather Steranka, Certified Diversity Consultant and Founder of Global Diversity Consulting and Berlon Hamilton, Supplier Diversity Director at Cleveland Clinic, shared strategies that companies can use as they effectively approach and continue to discuss topics such as race and supplier diversity in the workplace.

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    Diversity initiatives aren’t just for large businesses that have a dedicated diversity and inclusion officer. Small businesses can benefit from diversity efforts as well. COSE Executive Director Steve Millard sat down with Tameka Taylor of Compass Consulting Services who discussed how a small business can implement diversity and the benefits (both financial- and HR-related) it can yield.

    Diversity initiatives aren’t just for large businesses that have a dedicated diversity and inclusion officer. Small businesses can benefit from diversity efforts as well. COSE Executive Director Steve Millard sat down with Tameka Taylor of Compass Consulting Services who discussed how a small business can implement diversity and the benefits (both financial- and HR-related) it can yield.


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  • Don't Let Your 2020 Vision Insurance Go to Waste

    The last few months of the year are often the busiest, and the simple things can be overlooked. As we near the end of October, we want to help you make sure you don’t overlook your eye health and that you take full advantage of your 2020 vision benefits. Here are a few ways you can make the most from your VSP® vision insurance before the year ends.

    Use Your Vision Insurance Benefits to Get an Eye Exam
    The simplest way to keep your eyes healthy is to get an annual eye exam. During your routine exam, your VSP® network eye doctor can identify any potential issue with your eyes, update your vision correction prescription if necessary, and answer questions you have about your vision.

    In addition to helping you keep your vision and eyes healthy, annual eye exams are often covered by most vision insurance plans. For example, if you’re enrolled in VSP, you can go to vsp.com, create an account and see your detailed benefit information. Easily find information like co-pays, frame allowance, extra savings and lens enhancement coverage. 

    Use Your Vision Insurance Benefits to Get New Eyeglasses
    If you’re straining to see things clearly, have frequent headaches, or experience dizziness, you may need to update your eyeglass prescription. Your eye doctor will know for sure, which is why it’s important to get that annual eye exam. And if you do need a new prescription for your eyeglasses, your VSP vision insurance can help cover the costs. Most vision insurance plans also include coverage that reduces your out-of-pocket costs on new prescription lenses or frames.

    And even if your prescription remains the same, you can use your vision insurance to purchase new frames that are more modern, or to have as a backup if your main pair of eyeglasses gets lost or damaged.  

    Use Your Vision Benefits To Maximize Savings
    As a VSP member check out these two exclusive rebate offers at Premier Program locations as part of your vision plan before it’s too late.

    Plus, save even more with special offers at a VSP network doctor location.

    • Get an EXTRA $40 TO SPEND† on select frame brands like CALVIN KLEIN and more
    • Get up to 40% OFF LENS ENHANCEMENTS‡ like anti-glare coatings and light-reactive lenses

    Use Your Vision Insurance Benefits to Get Reimbursed for Vision Costs
    Using your vision insurance before the end of the year is a great way to help you ensure healthy eyes and good vision. If you already have an eye doctor, verify that they’re in-network so you don’t miss out on significant savings. Some places say they “accept” VSP, only to offer a limited discount or out-of-network benefits and that can mean you’ll pay a lot more out of your pocket.

    Some vision insurance plans require you to submit a claim in order to be reimbursed for your out-of-pocket cost. If you have VSP vision benefits and visit a VSP network doctor, there are no claim forms to submit. However, if you choose to see an out-of-network provider, you will have to submit a claim form and include any itemized receipts in order to be partially reimbursed. 

    *$100 glasses rebate expires 11/30/2020, rebate offer terms and conditions apply, $100 glasses rebate is sponsored by Plexus Optix Inc. All third-party marks, product names, logos, and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of these marks, names, logos and/or brands does not imply endorsement.
    **$210 contact lens rebate expires 12/31/2020, terms and conditions apply.

    †Promotions, brands, and rebates are subject to change. Extra $40 promotion is available only to VSP® members with applicable plan benefits. Offers are only available through VSP Network Doctors; however, they may not be available at all VSP network locations. Log in to vsp.com to check your benefits for eligibility and to confirm in-network locations based on your plan type.

    ‡Up to 40% savings based on VSP network doctor’s retail price and varies by plan and purchase selection; average savings determined after benefits are applied.

    See Well. Be Well.™ Make your eye health and eye care a priority, starting with scheduling a comprehensive eye exam. If you haven’t already, take advantage of your COSE member benefit and opt-in to VSP vision insurance. Contact your COSE sales representative or broker for more info.


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