THE FUEL PROBLEM
HEALTH NAVIGATOR The city of Bee Cave reached out to Darrell Davis at Star Benefits Group to come up with a benefits package interested employers could participate in. These are some of the benefits employers can choose to include. $0 unlimited primary and urgent care $0 unlimited virtual primary and urgent care $0 unlimited prescriptions for more than 200 medications Access to mental health benefits 100% preventive care for employee and spouse Dovly credit improvement ID theft recovery from Vero Toco vehicle warranty
Regular gas prices have risen 68.2% from a year ago. In 2021, a gallon of regular gas was $2.79 per gallon in the Austin- San Marcos metropolitan area. In 2022, it was $4.32.
“This is really unique. It’s the only program like this oered in the country. One dollar an hour won’t make a dierence anymore.” DARRELL DAVIS, PRINCIPAL BROKER CONSULTANT WITH STAR BENEFITS GROUP
July 8, 2022
July 8, 2021
SOURCE: CITY OF BEE CAVE/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
SOURCE: AAA/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
ID theft recovery, an auto warranty; and Qwick staffing, which staffs food and beverage shifts in real time. He said the benefits are tailored for workers like those in the service industry who are not looking for all the bells and whistles but has benefits they will actually use. Davis said the benefits would include auto coverage to repair a ben- eficiary’s vehicle and provide a rental car with a copay. He said this solves a
significant life event for an employee who otherwise would miss work when their car breaks down. “This is really unique,” Davis said. “It’s the only program like this offered in the country. One dollar an hour won’t make a difference anymore.” Davis also shared with the business leaders how to receive more funds via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Eco- nomic Security Act. These are funds business owners have already paid in
as payroll taxes and can be refunded if they can prove their business was affected by COVID-19. He is working as a mediary with Jorns and Associates, a company specializing in recovering economic stimulus funds for small businesses, to connect business owners who have been impacted by the pandemic recover lost income. As for finding employees, Kelley said the city is planning job fairs in
Oak Hill and monthly fairs at Lake Travis High School beginning in September. The Oak Hill job fair will be used to recruit workers to more niche jobs, such back-of-house restaurant posi- tions and senior living jobs, like certi- fied nursing assistants.
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