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City of Marietta Newsletter Department of Human Resources and Risk Management, 2nd Quarter 2019

Meet our New Benefits Technician

Sherry Glover has joined the Department of Human Resources and Risk Management as our new Benefits Technician.

Sherry looks forward to working with all City of Marietta employees and retirees. Sherry strives on providing the best customer service and enjoys meeting new people. Be sure to introduce yourself to her if you have not already.

The Benefits Division has created a new Wellness Section on our Benefit Resource Center.

This section will include Monthly Health & Wellness Newsletters and flyers. Please be sure to visit this new section at https://shawhankinsbenefits.net/cityofmarietta/carehere-clinic/.

May and June are months to focus on Women’s and Men’s Health. Remember to stay on top of your health by getting your annual exams.

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e., what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors affect how often and why you need healthcare.

ShawHankins’ Acquisition and Rebranding

ShawHankins has been acquired by NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions. More information is coming soon regarding this rebranding. Press release here: https://www.shawhankins.com/shawhankins-acquisition-rebranding/

Did You Know???

For work-related injuries, Treatment by unauthorized physicians in a non-emergency situation may be denied.

Marietta has a panel of physicians from whom injured employees can seek treatment. This list of physicians is posted as an “Official Notice” and placed in at least one prominent location on the premises (i.e., near time clock, in break room, etc.). This physician becomes the employee’s authorized treating physician (ATP). The ATP may arrange for any consultation, referral, or other specialized medical services required to treat the employee’s injury. If the employee becomes dissatisfied with the original choice from the panel, he or she may make one change to another panel physician (contact the claims adjuster).

In a true emergency situation, the nearest emergency location can be used, but only to the extent of the emergency. Follow-up treatment must be provided by an authorized panel physician.

4 Ways To Develop Your Skills On The Job

1. Get a mentor and be a mentor. Having a mentor at work is crucial to attaining new skills and knowledge. A good mentor will help you solve some of the challenges and roadblocks you face. The best mentors will help you figure out next steps that work for you and help guide you over hurdles that sit squarely in your blind spot. In addition to finding a good mentor, consider finding a good protégé as well. You pay your learnings forward to others to help them advance as well.

2. Raise your hand for new challenges. When you see new opportunities to learn new skills, go for it. If you see an opportunity to learn skills in a special project or a new assignment, make the grab. Do a little extra when it’s required to learn those new skills that you need to advance. It is helpful, useful, and valuable.

3. Read, read, read, and look for problems to solve. I recommend that you start reading everything you can about your industry and your field. Become an expert in these things and be able to talk about it. Think about some solutions to the city’s chief challenges. Honestly, when someone on my team comes to me with a solution, they stand out. When there are not many special projects to make a grab for, you can develop and pitch your own special project by knowing what challenges you can solve for the company. This way, you learn new skills and stand out because you’ve taken the time to solve a city problem.

4. Find the learning opportunities internally. Find out about training opportunities available to you at work. Learn about tuition reimbursement, on demand training, and other internal training tools you may have. Talk with your HR team about what you want to learn and how it can help you in your position. Sometimes, the skills you’re looking for are right in front of you. It’s a matter of knowing what you want to learn and finding ways to get those skills.

Here are some websites to keep in your favorites:

Benefit Resource Center: https://shawhankinsbenefits.net/cityofmarietta/

BSwift Benefits Enrollment Site: http://www.cityofmarietta.bswift.com

Pension Information: https://www.mariettaga.gov/706/Pensions

Supplemental Pension Provider: https://www.icmarc.org

Employee Discount Offers: https://shawhankinsbenefits.net/cityofmarietta/employee-discounts/

A new CareHere App is now available in your App Store on your smart phone.

One of the features will allow you to easily make and cancel appointments, among many other things. I specifically mention the ability to cancel appointments as we’ve had a growing list of no-shows, and we’ve explored ways to reduce those to zero.

Here are four ways to cancel an appointment, ranging from a matter of seconds to minutes:

  1. Online at carehere.com
  2. Call 877-423-1330
  3. In person at the CareHere Clinic
  4. The CareHere App
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