Employee Benefit Solutions

Employee Benefit Solutions

Management solution for flexible spending accounts and voluntary insurance offerings.

Designed to meet the employee’s needs and expectations and provide an easier enrollment process and administration solution for member organizations.

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April 19, 2018

KASB Risk Management brings a win-win solution to benefit management

Employee Benefit Solutions (EBS), the newest service offered by KASB Risk Management, brings a win-win solution to members starting this fall.

“Our members asked us to find a better solution for management of employee benefits, and we have,” said Rod Spangler, KASB assistant executive director and leader of KASB Risk Management. “We’ve developed a technology-based solution that improves management of both employer-sponsored benefits and voluntary benefits.”

Clerks and human resource staff who use this newest KASB service will no longer be at the mercy of an outside vendor’s process or timeline.

“Our online tool, developed by KASB Risk Management specifically for our members, allows organizations to manage their own process and control their own data for the annual benefits enrollment for employees and new hires, and to make changes when a staff member has a qualifying event and needs to make a change,” Spangler said.

One distinct advantage over other vendors is the flexibility EBS gives staff to research options by gaining access to the system outside the school day.

“By using our technology-based solution, employees can learn at their convenience and have time to discuss with family or other advisors. They will then be better informed and prepared to make important decisions without feeling the rush of a 15-minute enrollment time slot,” Spangler said.

This online access also minimizes disruptions to the school day and means teachers and support staff can remain focused on students and student success.

The KASB Risk Management Employee Benefit Solutions brings equally important advantages for employers.

“Every management staff member – no matter the position – continues to be asked to do more, not less. Our Employee Benefit Solution gives administrative staff time-saving functionality and puts them back in control of the process,” Spangler said.

Benefit selection is a once-a-year task that has to be done. KASB’s EBS system streamlines the task and at the same time offers a better experience for everyone.

Spangler urges KASB members to contact him sooner rather than later to learn more about the benefits of KASB Risk Management Employee Benefit Solutions.

“Benefit enrollment usually happens in late August and into September, so right now is the perfect time to explore what our new service will do for you,” Spangler said.

The Employee Benefit Solution is the sixth product or service developed by KASB Risk Management to fit the needs of our members, Spangler said. Others include workers comp insurance, student accident insurance and property/casualty insurance, health insurance consulting and the KASB-sponsored Kansas Joint Utility Management Program (KUMP).

“Each of these services and products can save money and put resources back into the classroom,” Spangler said, “We’re here to help find those savings by offering insurance and other services that are the best fit for our members.”

Spangler said KASB Risk Management’s mission is to serve as a strategic risk management partner.

“In our 30 years of service, we have always had that mission in mind,” Spangler said. “The addition of Employee Benefit Solutions rounds out our agency mission. We are owned by and in support of the overall KASB mission. When members use our agency to be that strategic risk management partner, they put their trust and resources in an agency with a shared mission for student success.”

And member participation in KASB Risk Management products and services also benefits KASB as your professional association, Spangler said.

“KASB Risk Management generates non-dues revenue that are used to support other KASB services and activities such as advocacy and communications,” he said.

It’s really more like a win-win-win!

Written by Carol Pitts cpitts@kasb.org
School Board Review, April 2018

January 2018

KASB Risk Management's Launches New Solution for Employee Benefit Management

A new comprehensive service to help members administer employee benefits plans is being launched by KASB Risk Management.

Employee Benefit Solutions will deliver employee benefits to employees while putting the employer in control of the process.

This new solution for KASB members manages flexible spending accounts and voluntary insurance offerings, just as many of the current vendors offer.

“What will be different from our perspective is full disclosure of costs and fees,” said Rod Spangler, KASB director of risk management. “And our Employee Benefit Solutions provides a state of the art online benefit management tools for the employee and customized benefits administration and management tools for the employer.”

Both employees and employers will find this new approach to managing benefits has a number of advantages.

"KASB Risk Management understands the business of schools and the challenges you and your employees face when it comes to Section 125 benefits and the selection and enrollment process,” Spangler said, “not to mention the frustrations of managing the process while trying to provide employees the best possible options.”

Every employer benefits program is unique, and this Employee Benefit Solutions is designed to specifically meet the employee’s needs and expectations along with providing both an easier enrollment process and administration.

“KASB Risk Management has 30 years of service as your partner in insurance and operations, and KASB is entering its second century of service you our members know they can count on,” Spangler said. “Our Employee Benefit Solutions is aimed at supporting our members in our collective mission to improve student success.”

Spangler noted that employee benefits and the resulting management are among those “other duties as assigned or have too” services that our members are expected to offer their employees. After careful study and analysis, KASB Risk Management and the Association’s board of directors believe it is time for a better, more flexible option for both employees and employer.

Interested in learning more? Email or call Rod Spangler, assistant executive director of Risk Management, for a no obligation review of the concepts and ideas around our new holistic Employee Benefit Solutions. Rod can be reached at rspangler@kasb.org or 785-271-4599.