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August 2018

Welcome back!

Financial stress can keep you from enjoying activities, special events and the company of those around you. Learning how to reframe your thoughts about debt and money may help you focus more fully on the things you enjoy. In this month’s newsletter, Deer Oaks provides three practical steps you can take to reduce financial stress: create a plan, create limits and, most importantly, get support. To read further, click here. Remember: valuable tips and strategies like these are always available through Deer Oaks – 24/7. Click below for access instructions.

Vacation Planning Services

Deer Oaks offers you a one stop shop when you are planning your next vacation. Please click the button below for more information.

Did You Know?

Through Deer Oaks, Clemson University provides an employee assistance program for all employees that extends to their dependents and other household members. The program is designed to help individuals address work/life issues so they can live happier, healthier, more balanced lives. A variety of health and wellness, counseling, legal, referral and consultation services are available. Deer Oaks is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most services are confidential and are provided at little to no cost.

Webinars for August

Employee Webinar

August’s online seminar, Technology and Keeping Your Kids Safe, is available on-demand starting August 21. This webinar focuses on the risks that children face online while also sharing useful tips and information on parental resources such as computer monitoring programs. Participate in this informative webinar to learn how to make technology safer for your family.

Supervisor Webinar

Deer Oaks is once again offering Clemson employees an opportunity to participate in the Supervisor Excellence Webinar Series and Leadership Certificate Program. This added benefit is available to anyone who is interested; you do not have to be in a supervisory role to take advantage of these learning opportunities throughout the year. To sign up for a session, please click on the link below.

Additional Online Webinars Provided by Deer Oaks

For 24/7 assistance, please call 866.327.2400

Deer Oaks' Perks

Deer Oaks offers a wide variety of perks that go beyond counseling. The links below provide information about a few of Deer Oaks’ most popular perks.

Free Basic Will Preparation

One of the many resources available through Deer Oaks is free basic will preparation. Deer Oaks has partnered with NOLO to help guide you through the process of creating a simple will. Instructions for accessing the code for NOLO are available on the Deer Oaks website.

Instructions for accessing the code for NOLO are available on the Deer Oaks website.

Is Nolo's simple will right for you? Nolo's online will is a straightforward, legally valid document. While it should work well for most people with typical assets (i.e., a house, a car, savings, and investments), there are situations that demand more than a simple will. Listed below are some situations in which you should consider getting expert advice or, at the least, investigating your options:

  • If you think that you or your spouse may leave assets worth more than $2 million, your estate may owe federal estate tax, and you should investigate tax-saving strategies.
  • If you anticipate family fights, see a lawyer for advice on how to stave off bad feelings and legal battles.
  • If you want to set up a long-term trust for a child with special needs, find out how you can provide for your child without jeopardizing government benefits.
  • If you are a resident of Louisiana. Louisiana based its estate planning laws on the Napoleonic code, while all the other states in the U.S. based their laws on English common law. For this reason, Louisiana's estate planning laws remain unique. If you have questions about estate planning in Louisiana, please use your attorney referral benefit to be referred to an estate planning attorney practicing in Louisiana.

This newsletter is a publication of Clemson University's Office of Human Resources. If you have questions or comments, please contact the OHR online at Ask-HR or by phone at 864.656.2000.


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