Each Wednesday at 8am on #ThatBusinessShow, we highlight members from the Working Women of Tampa Bay Networking Group. This professional organization is similar to what Tampa Bay Business Owners does and is a network for all professional women, not just business owners. They host events across the Tampa Bay area with nearly something going on each day from a Coffee Connection to an educational event featuring one of their members or thought leaders. Check out the calendar of events here and Jessica, the Founder, invites you to an event free of charge to check out the organization for yourself anytime!
Our guest in this segment was April Saland, Co-Owner of A.L. Saland Insurance Solutions and the disability insurance provider for the Working Women of Tampa Bay. Alongside her husband Les, they have been providing insurance solutions in the Tampa Bay region for many years. Their services provide for both business and individual solutions ranging from employee packages and business owner policies to healthcare, life and auto insurance for individuals!
While insurance is not the most exciting topic to cover on the program, it is a necessity of our society and something that can be used to your advantage if you understand all that is available to you as a consumer. Short-term disability pays a percentage of an employee’s salary for a specified amount of time while they cannot work and averages around 50% of the employee’s weekly gross income. This benefit can be employer or employee paid and as a business owner, you can dictate policy that states employees use sick days before going on short term disability. Plans range from 9 to 52 weeks on average. If the affliction exceeds 52 weeks, you carry into long-term disability care. It is beyond the scope of this blog to get into details of the policy types and we recommend that you get in touch with April and Les Saland to help you with questions and coverages for these issues and others related to insurance! You can reach them at 813-995-0292 or online at www.alsalandinsurance.com!