September 3, 2019
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Access quality employee benefits through Colonial Life

For many, health insurance premiums and deductibles are on the rise. AWB members now have access to a new suite of products through Colonial Life that can help mitigate costs and offer more peace of mind and financial well-being.

Take advantage of a comprehensive portfolio of voluntary coverage at very competitive rates including:

  • Group Accident – Helps offset unexpected medical expenses resulting from an accidental injury
  • Cancer Insurance – Helps cover cancer-related expenses not covered under medical insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance – Supplements medical coverage by providing a lump sum benefit to help you cover your costs
  • Whole Life Insurance – Provides long-term protection that can build cash value

Offering these benefits is easy as Colonial will provide your company with end-to-end enrollment support, benefit counseling sessions, customized educational materials, online administrative services, and easy billing and claims.

To learn more about these products, please contact Helen Siggins at or at 206-397-4615, ext. 1.

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Employers need to prepare for new noncompete laws

By Tim O'Connell of Stoel Rives

During the last legislative session, Washington took significant steps to limit noncompetition agreements for employees in the state and prohibit employer policies that ban moonlighting, impacting not only an important part of many local companies' strategies to protect their market position, but also employee loyalty.

The new state statute regarding noncompetition agreements and moonlighting policies demands attention from Washington employers...

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, employers that utilize noncompetition agreements need to carefully evaluate whether those agreements will meet the new state standards. If not, employers should revoke or revise those agreements prior to the effective date...

Properly structured noncompetition agreements and properly based policies regarding moonlighting are valid. Employers must, however, address these new limitations, sooner rather than later.

Read the full column in The Puget Sound Business Journal