08 Apr Quarterly Teammate Newsletter – April 2022
NEW BENEFIT: Rocket Lawyer, Legal Services
Ōnin added Legal Services to our Teammate Benefits plan this year. This Legal Services Benefit is provided through Rocket Lawyer. Rocket Lawyer is like having a whole legal team in your pocket, just less bulky. Here are some of the things that Rocket Lawyer can help you with:
- Getting Married
- Landlord/Tenant Issues
- Estate Planning
- Speeding Tickets
- Family & Elder Care
- Immigration Issues
- Buying a House
- Starting a Family
You also have access to Attorney Q&As, a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney per issue, and up to a 40% discount on lawyers in your area. Any Teammate that is enrolled in Onin’s Teammate Benefits program has access to this benefit too!
When you are sick, you don’t always have time to go to the doctor. Missing work costs you in more than one way. With our teledoctor (also called telemedicine) benefit, you can speak with a doctor any time of day, any day of the week for FREE. You don’t have to leave your home, and you can even call from work on your break!
Teammates can speak with and receive prescriptions from a board-certified doctor 24/7/365 for FREE without long waits.
Common conditions that telemedicine can diagnose are:
- Cough, Congestion, and Sinus Problems
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Pink Eye
- Rashes and Many More
Your Benefit Info:
Here are two ways to connect:
- Phone: 855-879-4332 and enter MYIDR1489
- Online: relymd.com
COVID-19 Tests, Vaccinations & Shortened Quarantine Periods
Shortened Quarantine Periods
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the CDC has shortened the recommended time for isolation for the public.
- People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
- The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to the onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
Government Supplied COVID-19 Tests
Have you heard that the government is giving away FREE COVID-19 tests? Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-home tests.
You can head out to the CDC to research the COVID-19 vaccination to decide if vaccination is right for you. If you do want to get vaccinated, you can be assured that your Teammate Benefits cover the cost of vaccination if you are enrolled in the Teammate Benefits program.
Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
For your peace of mind
Ōnin wants to help our eligible Teammates to maintain financial security by providing a group life insurance benefit. All Teammates who are enrolled in the medical benefits are automatically enrolled in the life insurance. You only need to add your beneficiary by calling the Health Benefit call center at 833-236-7463.
Why it is important to have accurate, up-to-date personal information with Ōnin?
It is crucial to update your personal information when you have life changes such as a new address, telephone number, email address, tax status, etc. because it will help us with communication, such as:
- Benefits cards & Claim Information
- Open Enrollment Information
- Severe Weather Updates
- Pay Information
- Tax documents
If you need to make changes to your personal information, please go to your local branch to update your information.
To Protecting Your Eyes At Work
Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment each day. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of these eye injuries.
Did you know that as an Ōnin Teammate, you have access to a Prescription Safety Eyewear program that can save you money?
You can find out more by contacting your local Ōnin branch’s office.
Simply using the proper eye protection on the job could prevent thousands of eye injuries each year. Common eye injuries occurring at work can result from chemicals or foreign objects in the eye and cuts or scrapes on the cornea. Other causes of injuries include splashes with grease and oil, burns from steam, ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure, and flying wood or metal chips.
In addition, health care workers, laboratory and janitorial staff, and other workers may be at risk of acquiring infectious diseases from eye exposure. Some infectious diseases can be transmitted through the mucous membranes of the eye as a result of direct exposure to blood splashes, respiratory droplets generated during coughing, or from touching the eyes with contaminated fingers or other objects.
Two major reasons workers experience eye injuries on the job are because they were:
- Not wearing eye protection, or
- Wearing the wrong kind of protection for the job.
A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey of workers who suffered eye injuries revealed that nearly three out of five were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident. These workers most often reported that they believed protection was not required for the situation.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires the use of eye and face protection whenever there is a reasonable probability of injury that could be prevented by such equipment. Personal protective eyewear, such as goggles, face shields, safety glasses, or full face respirators must be used when an eye hazard exists. The eye protection chosen for specific work situations depends upon the type of hazard, the circumstances of exposure, other protective equipment used, and individual vision needs.
What are the potential eye hazards at work?
Potential eye hazards against which protection is needed in the workplace are:
- Projectiles (dust, concrete, metal, wood and other particles)
- Chemicals (splashes and fumes)
- Radiation (especially visible light, ultraviolet radiation, heat or infrared radiation, and lasers)
- Bloodborne pathogens (hepatitis or HIV) from blood and body fluids
Some working conditions include multiple eye hazards. The proper eye protection takes all hazards into account. The best methods of eye protection differ for each type of hazard. The protector must be matched to the potential hazard. High-risk occupations for eye injuries include:
- Auto Repair
- Electrical Work
You must report any and all incidents and accidents to your local branch as soon as possible, even if you think it is small and insignificant. Let the professional be the judge!
Ōnin is proud to help you to reach your work and/or life skills with the Endeavor Scholarship. To be eligible to apply, you must have worked for Ōnin or be an immediate family member (parent, sibling, child) of someone who has worked for Ōnin for at least 90 days.
If you are selected, funds will be sent directly to the educational institution being attended. You or your immediate family members can apply for the Endeavor Scholarship any time by going to Oningroup.com.
- Once on oningroup.com, select the square that is titled “Ōnin Seeds Initiative”
- From here, select Endeavor Scholarship. This will take you to the page with information about the scholarship
- Next, you will select “Apply Now,” and it will take you to the application
- Fill out all sections of the application and submit once completed
Congrats to one of our recent Endeavor Scholarship winners, Brandi Stephney! Brandi Stephney is currently working at MBUSI and attending the University of Alabama pursuing dual degrees in African American Studies and Creative Media. Congratulations on being selected as one of our 2022 Endeavor Scholarship winners! Keep up the great work and continue to strive for your goals!
Keep up the great work, Brandi!
“Seeing where I’ve been to knowing where I’m going is an unexplainable feeling.”
– Brandi Stephney
How to access your W2S and copy of your pay stubs
All you have to do is follow these three easy steps:
- Go to https://www.oningroup.com/teammates-login/ or download the app from the Google Play Store or App Store. Click on your company logo to register and log in.
- Enter your last name and last four (4) digits of your social security number
- See the left side of the screen to access your paystubs, print your W2s or contact your branch.
If you have any problem downloading the Teammate App, please contact your local branch.
Ōnin promotes Diversity & Inclusion by Being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or medical or common conditions resulting from pregnancy or childbirth, civil or marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline, and termination.
If you have any questions, please contact your local branch.