[Fresh Press] Paid Sick Leave, HIV Tweet Chat & Brunch with Santa

Aaron Blank / December 1, 2017

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Renton Reporter: 5 Tips for Selecting Medicare Coverage Before December deadline

[Fresh Press] Catherine Field, marketing president in Washington of Humana on Medicare plansCatherine Field, the market president in Washington State for Humana is getting out the word about healthcare coverage enrollment for 2018. If you have Medicare but haven’t selected a 2018 Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, the Dec. 7 annual enrollment deadline is quickly approaching. Field provides five simple steps to help you make the best decision:

  1. Review your current Medicare health plan
  2. Know your options… original Medicare, Medicare advantage, Medicare prescription drug plans or Medicare supplement plans
  3. Comparison shop
  4. Consider the “extras” included
  5. Get help!  Try websites like www.Medicare.gov and www.humana.com/medicare.

 

The Center for Infectious Disease Research held a tweet chat today about the #stateofHIV. In case you missed it, tune in for the whole conversation here.

 

[Fresh Press] The Sugar Factory in The Bravern celebrates the winter holidays
Photo courtesy of Sugar Factory

Seattle Red Tricycle: Celebrate the Season at These 15 Eastside Holiday Attractions

Holiday happenings abound around the Emerald City this time of year, and the Eastside is no exception. If you and your kid crew are into lights, snowflakes, Santa nd all that jazz – you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of of the Eastside’s most holiday-inducing activities taking place from Renton to Snoqualmie and all stops in between. On this list is Brunch with Santa at the Sugar Factory. Fresh off its grand opening, Sugar Factory Bellevue located at The Shops at the Bravern is decked out in holiday decorations and will be welcoming guests to Brunch with Santa during December. During these sweet events, families can enjoy signature cocktails and mouthwatering menu items as well as pics with the big guy in red, free valet parking, a gift bag and more.

425 Magazine: Brunch with Santa at the Sugar Factory

On Dec. 2 and 9, Jolly Old Saint Nick is taking a break from Christmas preparations to spread some joy. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. guests can indulge in a elegantly curated brunch with signature cocktails and alcohol-free libations. With options like a stack of Sugar Factory pancakes, French toast, a signature burger and so much more, you can’t go wrong.

ParentMap: Santa Secrets: Best Santas Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

The Bravern in Bellevue hits ParentMap’s most favorite Santa’s list. Looks like you need to book brunch with the Bravern Santa to meet him this year. We’ll update if we find out Santa will be available for regular photos at his usual spot in the lobby on Level 2 in front of the fireplace. On reader reports that this Santa is “amazing with the kids!” There are only two dates for Brunch with Santa,  Saturday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 9. Book ahead to secure your spot!

 

Seattle Business Magazine: Washington State’s New Paid Sick Leave Policy, Explained

[Fresh Press] Catharine Morisset, attorney at Seattle's Fisher PhillipsCatharine Morisset and Meg Burnham of the labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips answer seven big questions about the new paid sick leave policy set to go into effect on January 1, 2018. On Jan. 1, 2018, all employers must provide paid sick leave to most Washington-based employees. The only exception are outside salespeople and employees who are properly classified as exempt from overtime under the so-called federal and state white collar exemptions, that is bona fide executives, administrative managers, or learned professionals.

 

 

The Seattle Times: Beauty & grooming gifts: Makeup and primping finds for men and women

Wondering what to get your loved one for Christmas? This Seattle Times beauty gift guide tells all. Stay comfy, cozy, and pamped this season holiday season a spa sampler package at Gene Juarez in Bellevue’s The Bravern.

Gene Juarez Spa Sampler
Photo courtesy of Gene Juarez.

 


Catch up with the Nov. 17 [FRESH PRESS] here.

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Aaron has been engaged in the conversation since the late 1990s, where he discovered his love of media while working at local radio stations. After five years as a radio reporter, anchor, producer and promoter in New York and Connecticut, he and his wife, Lacey, ventured west to begin his career in PR. Soon he caught the attention of industry legend Pat Fearey and the rest is history. Two decades later, as CEO and owner of The Fearey Group, Aaron leads with tireless enthusiasm and contagious drive. He takes his breakfast at 4:30 AM and never eats lunch alone. You can find him working to connect the next business with tomorrow’s leader.

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