PA CareerLink ®
Benefits Seminars
20/20 Vision for 2020!
Many employers just wrapped up their 2019 benefits renewals and open enrollment periods. That makes this the perfect time to start planning for 2020!  Often, the most limiting factor in making a change is the feeling that you've run out of time.  
This series of two-hour seminars will lay the foundation for evaluating your organization's employee benefits strategy - ahead of schedule!
Join Rich Wilber, Aperture Consulting for these interactive and informative seminars. 
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Session 1: REDESIGN 
Wednesday, Jan 30
9AM -11AM
If you could redesign your benefits program from scratch, would it look like the program you currently have?
  • Trends, benchmarks & employee surveys will explore national and regional surveys, trends, and benchmarks. We will also discuss the value of conducting your own employee benefits survey, and provide tips for collecting meaningful data. These sources will inform our priorities for the redesign.
  • FSA/HRA/HSA strategies will focus on comparing and contrasting saving & spending accounts like FSA/HRA/HSA. I'll explain why one or more of these accounts should serve as the cornerstone of your benefits program.  We'll also discuss design techniques for making these accounts less cumbersome, more accessible, and much more valuable.
Session 2 - REFINANCE    
Wednesday, February 27
9AM -11AM

What is the best way to finance our plans?  Do we need an insurance product to offer a health or disability plan?
  • Self-funding solutions will provide a detailed education on self-funded health and welfare benefits. We will review this as a potential solution for small and large employers alike. We will answer the question of "Is it too risky?" and summarize the transition into and out of these programs.
  • Alternative cost control strategies will focus on cost control. Building on the understanding of self-funded plans, we'll compare alternative models like consortiums, captives, and trusts. We will explore additional cost-control strategies like reference-based pricing and value-based insurance design. Finally, we'll highlight some hidden costs in what appears to be a transparent program.
Centre County Offices
Willowbank Building
240 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Featured Speaker: 
Rich Wilber is entering his 12th year in the employee benefits industry. Most of that time was spent as an insurance broker and compliance director for a local agency, formerly known as Hartman Employee Benefits.  After spending some time as the commercial product design manager for Geisinger Health Plan, Rich was eager to get back to client-facing work. He started a new firm, Aperture Consulting, in 2018 to continue providing consulting and brokerage services to local employer groups.

This seminar series is brought to you in partnership with the Human Resource Association of Centre County Affiliate of the Society for
Human Resource Management Chartered in State College, PA

E ach seminar provides 2.0 hours of C.E. 


2 HRIC Credits -Approval Pending

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Registration Free  
At the Engineering Reverse Career Fair, employers have the opportunity to interact with student and faculty/staff representatives from a variety of organizations, research centers, and programs in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State.
Lock Haven University holds their Spring Internship & Career Fair in partnership with PA CareerLink® Clinton County.
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Registration $80 
Juniata Career Day 2019 
A Job, Internship and Networking Fair
Friday, February 22, 2019  
from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Free 

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Do you have a smoke free policy?
Would you like assistance developing a policy?

O ver the past 20 years, workplaces have seen a sweeping movement towards smoke         
free air policies. Many companies and organizations have adopted smoke free policies voluntarily to protect workers and customers from the proven dangers of secondhand smoke. Other companies have created smoke free workplaces to comply with existing laws, such as the Clean Air Act. 
Companies that have gone smoke free have found that these policies save money as
well as lives. The policies also improve worker satisfaction and the company's public image.  While there is no "one-size-fits-all" plan for going smoke free, the American Lung Association  can assist  in developing, evaluating, strengthening, and implementation of comprehensive policies.

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For questions about developing a lung  
friendly workplace, or having current policy evaluated contact:

Rose Williams
Specialist | Health Promotions
American Lung Association in Pennsylvania
3001 Gettysburg Rd | Camp Hill, PA 17011
O: 717-971-1135 | F: 888-415-5757


The Four Advantages of Offering Health and Wellness Benefits to Employees
Ron Goldstein   
Forbes: July 2018   
According to recent reports, the nation's unemployment rate is at a historic low. This is creating a new normal where corporate America's job opening demands can outweigh the candidate supply. The fact is that for the first time in years, the nation's multi-generational workforce is in the driver's seat -- and in my experience, health and medical benefits are weighted equally with salary requirements. This is why I tell small businesses looking to grow that it is critical they embrace health and wellness benefits to recruit and retain top talent.


On-The Job Training Program for Employers
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  • Select a candidate referred by PA CareerLink® staff or refer a candidate of interest selected during the interview process to the PA CareerLink® to assess eligibility
  • Complete a training contract with our Business Service Representative
  • Submit 4 items of paperwork to receive monthly reimbursement of 50% of a new hire's hourly wage
  • Example: A 6 month OJT reimbursement for a wage of $15 per hour is $7,800

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if you require a special accommodation.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
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