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APEI Members Can Receive Free Legal Advice

APEI Members Can Receive Free Legal Advice

Through its attorney service coverage, APEI provides up to one hour of paid legal service regarding the termination of an employee. In fact, coverage for Employment Practices claims is contingent upon the member consulting with an attorney of their choice prior to terminating an employee. It is highly recommended members take advantage of this service, as failure to obtain or follow the attorney’s advice will directly impact coverage.

 

“Terminating an employee” includes any action to end the employment relationship, including any non-retention or non-renewal of an employment contract.

 

Please contact APEI for any questions regarding this provided service.

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Required Workplace Posters

Required Workplace Posters

Federal and Alaska state laws require you, as an employer, to clearly display official labor and employment posters detailing applicable federal and state laws in your workplace. Both the United States and the Alaska Department of Labor provide posters at no cost to the employer. In fact, most posters can be printed right off of your own computer. Here is a list of posters that should already be in your workplace:
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Dr. Herbert 2015 AK Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Herbert 2015 AK Superintendent of the Year

 

APEI would like to congratulate Dr. David Herbert of the St. Mary's School District on his recent selection as the 2015 Alaska Superintendent of the Year. A statement by the Alaska Superintendents Association (ASA), praised Dr. Herbert for his leadership, dedication, and hard work within the community, as well as his outstanding advocacy efforts with the Alaska Legislature.

Dr. Herbert has served as Superintendent of the St. Mary’s School District since 2005, which makes him one of the longest continually serving superintendents in the State of Alaska.

Dr. Herbert will be recognized at the 2015 (AASA) National Conference on Education in San Diego, California. In addition, the AASA has advanced his candidacy where he will be considered for the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year. Please join us in congratulating Dr. David Herbert.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: Cole Cummins/Number of views (2944)/Comments (0)/
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How to Save Premium Dollars

How to Save Premium Dollars

With APEI's Loss Control Premium Credit Program, members have the opportunity to save considerably on their premiums. A member reaching the maximum credit amount will receive 15% off the APEI portion of their workers' comp and general liability premiums as well as 4% off the APEI portion of their property premium. By conducting inspections, having safety committees, and training your employees properly, you will create an environment where the employees know you care about safety, you care about them, want them to be injury free, and your organization could save a lot of money through the Premium Credit Program. For more information, please consult your Loss Control Manual, or contact Cole Cummins, Loss Control Manager, at ccummins@akpei.com.
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APEI Welcomes Chris Luck

APEI Welcomes Chris Luck

The APEI team is pleased to welcome Chris Luck as the new Professional Administrative Assistant. Chris will be your new front desk contact and can be reached at 907-523-9454 or cluck@akpei.com. Please join us in warmly welcoming Chris to the APEI team.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: Cole Cummins/Number of views (2509)/Comments (0)/
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Ch ch ch changes...     From the Desk of the CEO, Jeff Bush

Ch ch ch changes... From the Desk of the CEO, Jeff Bush

As I try to think what to write for this issue, I'm struck with one impression from this past fall sports season: disarray abounds. The Red Sox and Yankees finish far out of the baseball playoffs; the U.S. Ryder Cup team is crushed by the Europeans; the Arizona Cardinals have the best record in the NFL and, most significantly, I am leading my pick-‘em football pool.  But maybe this is just a sign of the times, when change is common and transition is the norm.  Such has certainly been the case recently at APEI.

 In this calendar year, we have remodeled our office, with staff working from home for two months; we hired a new reinsurance broker and substantially revised our reinsurance renewal process; and most recently we replaced our investment advisors.  Although each change was accompanied by hard work, stress, and more than a little doubt, each has brought substantial rewards, and APEI is a better company for them.  The remodel brought all employees under one roof in Juneau, improving communication and coordination of workers' compensation claims.  Our new brokers negotiated lower rates and higher limits for property coverage, improving coverage while saving members literally hundreds of thousands of dollars.

                The change in investment advisors, to Vanguard, was a recent decision of the APEI Board's Investment Committee. Due to sizable growth of the company in recent years, including our investment portfolio, APEI determined that it needed more in-depth investment services, including comprehensive portfolio allocation analysis to ensure maximum returns for minimal risk. That analysis was certainly enlightening and brought the promise of a better, more professional, approach to investing assets that are, after all, ultimately held for the benefit of our members.  And Vanguard provides these services for less than APEI has paid in the past, which will translate into more savings to pass on to members.

 So while change is often painful, it is inevitable, and from APEI's experience, it just might be something to celebrate.  Now if I could just find a silver lining to the Red Sox' collapse.  

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