Former benefits manager describes how employers benefit from offering a legal plan to their employees.Text Only
"My name is Sondra Cooper, I was the manager of the legal program for the State of California for the past 11 years - and this is my story. There are several things a benefits manager should look for when they are introducing benefits to their employees. One would be the cost factor - and this is a very low-cost plan. With the State's plan, it is 100% paid for by the employee, so that says a lot about the value of the program that employees are willing to pay for this benefit packet when they are the sole cost of it. The second is that it helps with financial planning for the employee – which is very important. The third thing is again - it minimizes the loss of employee productivity and time. It takes the worry out of the employee when they're at work. They're not as frustrated, as frightened, they're not complaining or sharing the trauma with their coworkers which means that productivity is not only reduced by the employee but also the employees' coworkers that are empathetic with what is happening. The State of California offers a plan to its employees because it says, 'I care – we care about you – we care about your welfare.'"