By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR.
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”
― Chad Sugg
The chill of autumn has set in with a vengeance, a sure sign that October is looming just out of sight. Be sure to get on top of these HR tasks before the end of the month catches you unaware with undue fright!
Distribute Medicare Part D Notices
Medicare Part D notices to employees are due to be distributed by October 15 each year. Visit the link below to learn more about complying with this requirement.
Prepare Employees for Flu Season
Flu season is upon us and the CDC is encouraging an early start on immunization this year because of the severity of last years season. Consider these good reasons to encourage employees to take advantage of health benefits to get immunized.
Visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder to locate places to get a flu shot.
You may want to put up hygiene posters around common areas as reminders to employees to wash their hands frequently during flu season and cover their cough when ill.
The CDC is a great resource for all things influenza. Check out their site for other helpful information to limit the impact of flu season on your workforce and business productivity.
Ensure Personnel Files are Up-to-Date
Remind employees to update their personal information – beneficiaries on benefits forms, employee address, and emergency contact information. This will ensure that your records are up-to-date when you are ready to distribute W-4s in January, benefit vendors receive updated addresses, and in the event of an emergency you are equipped to contact family or friends.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Check out these ideas to build awareness of employer benefits and community resources that may be of help to employees or someone they know who could be experiencing domestic violence in their lives.
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