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Take Advantage of the New Employee Assistance Program

October 27, 2020|

As a reminder, the new employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners for all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members became available on Oct. 1.

Healthy County Virtual Workshops

October 27, 2020|

Reach out to your wellness consultant or email Healthy County if you would like to schedule a virtual Healthy County workshop.

Healthy County Virtual Workshops

October 27, 2020|

Do you miss your Healthy County team? Reach out to your wellness consultant or email Healthy County if you would like to schedule a virtual Healthy County workshop.

2021 Boot Camp is Going Hybrid with In-Person and Online Options

October 27, 2020|

It's not too early to save your seat for the Healthy County Boot Camp, Feb. 10-12, in Denton.

We are Texas Strong. Register for 2021 Boot Camp Today!

October 27, 2020|

It's not too early to save your seat for the Healthy County Boot Camp, Feb. 10-12, in Denton.

COVID-19 Info and Resources for TAC HEBP Members

October 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

TAC Health and Employee Benefits Services staff members are closely monitoring COVID-19 and are working to remain responsive to the needs of TAC Pool members.

Healthy County Telehealth Services

October 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County offers three telehealth services to TAC HEBP members. These services allow members to receive medical advice, resources, care and treatment plans all from the comfort of their home!

Help Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes With Omada

October 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

As we learn about risk factors that put us at the most risk for Covid-19, it’s now more important than ever to take control of our health and reduce our risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes. Omada® is a personalized lifestyle-change program that inspires healthy habits you can live with for the long term.

Better Manage Diabetes & High Blood Pressure With Livongo Program

October 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County’s new diabetes and high blood pressure program, Livongo, is offered at no cost to members and their covered family members who are 13 years and older enrolled in our TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Take Advantage of the New Employee Assistance Program

October 27, 2020| Health and Benefits News

As a reminder, the new employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners for all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members became available on Oct. 1.

Election unrest: Are you prepared?

October 21, 2020| Risk Management News

Early voting has begun in Texas. Many counties are seeing not only a record number of registered voters but also record turnouts at polling locations. Lines of voters waiting to cast a ballot have been seen wrapping around buildings or city blocks, and in some locations, those waits can be a couple of hours.

Proper storage of voting machines important

October 16, 2020| Risk Management News

Texas counties are generally responsible for election management and costs. Among these important responsibilities are the proper storage and maintenance of expensive voting machines.

Smart planning can help keep voters and staff safe during the elections

October 16, 2020| Risk Management News

As counties prepare for the Nov. 3 general election, they should understand these key points about the election workers they employ to work the polls.

Sen. Nichols Advocates for CRF Spending Flexibility

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

On Sept. 29, Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) submitted a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) requesting that she work with state leaders to review and eliminate restrictive policies governing the use of CARES Act funding for counties with populations less than 500,000.

Unfunded Mandates Survey Deadline Approaching

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

The Nov. 5 due date for the 2020 Unfunded Mandates Survey is fast approaching. Summer seemed to slip by particularly fast this year which may explain why we have only 38 completed surveys as of Oct. 14. That number is far below the 110 counties that participated in the 2018 survey, but there is still time.

Litigation Continues in the Courts Regarding Elections

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

As the Nov. 3 general election approaches, there is no shortage of litigation in federal and state courts over voting. The most recent lawsuit came in response to the Oct. 1 proclamation issued by Gov. Gregg Abbott reducing the number of drop boxes for early voting mail-in-ballots to one location per county and requiring that poll watchers have access to the main early voting location to observe activities.

Important County Updates

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

Effective Oct. 14, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is updating the criteria for a county to be exempt from the face covering requirement of executive order GA-29.

New Faces and Revised Roles Among TAC Legislative Staff

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

After an exhaustive search, TAC Legislative Services Director Noe Barrios recently filled three empty positions.

The New Normal in Texas Courtrooms

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

On Sept. 23, Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) co-hosted an informational session via Zoom with the Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s permanent impact on Texas courtrooms.

Texas Supreme Court Offers Assistance to Renters Facing Eviction

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

On Sept. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a moratorium order under Section 361 of the U.S. Public Health Service Act. The order temporarily halts residential evictions for nonpayment of rent by a declared “covered person,” as defined by the order.

Prepping for the Session — Virtually

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

As they say on Broadway, the show must go on! With no clear indication of what the 87th legislative session might look like, county officials and your TAC Legislative Services staff still must be prepared to share the county message with lawmakers.

Congress, COVID-19 and the State Budget

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

After months of negotiations between Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over a new round of COVID-19 stimulus aid, President Donald Trump instructed Republicans to cease negotiations until after Election Day. Earlier talks between the parties yielded an agreement to fund the government through Dec. 11, staving off a shutdown, which would have occurred on Oct. 1.

AG Opinions and Requests

October 13, 2020| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent attorney general opinions and requests for opinions of interest to counties.

Executive Director's Report

October 06, 2020| TAC News

For Texas counties, TAC is your scout, cheerleader and trainer

Are election workers county employees?

October 01, 2020| Risk Management News

As counties prepare for the Nov. 3 general election, they should understand these key points about the election workers they employ to work the polls.


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