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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team members jump into action to assist in rollover car accident

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we put a heavy emphasis on giving back to the community and being as helpful as we can to those around us. This usually means providing top-notch customer service during a move, but sometimes, this goes beyond normal job duties.

For employees Daniel Garcia and Matthew Pennock of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Colorado Springs, Colo., franchise , their responsibility of helping others evolved into a dangerous situation on the highway, and the two had to use quick reaction times and decision making to assist those in need.

As Garcia and Pennock were on their way from Colorado Springs to Boulder for a move, a sudden roll-over accident happened right in front of their moving truck. The two were free of harm, but noticed the car ahead of them was overturned, and there was a mom with her two daughters inside. The two sprang into action immediately, and worked to do everything they could to assist. “I just wanted to make sure everyone was safe inside,” Pennock said. “We couldn’t leave without making sure they were ok.”

After the two assessed the situation and checked on the passengers, Pennock began directing traffic around the accident as Garcia assisted the mom and her two daughters out of the truck and checked to see if they were ok.

The passengers were very thankful for Pennock and Garcia’s help. It’s no surprise, however, the teamwork that was displayed by these two.

“Daniel and Matthew are two of my top guys,” said Heath Toney, the assistant manager for the Colorado Springs franchise. “These guys are always on time, and ready to go on a daily basis. This was just amazing by these guys, and it shows their willingness to go above and beyond for people they don’t even know.”

Pennock and Garcia continued to assist with the accident and direct traffic until authorities arrived on scene. Thankfully, the people involved in the rollover only suffered minor injuries, but the quick thinking by these two guaranteed they remained safe until help arrived.

The dynamic duo reflected on the company’s core values which is what the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand is built upon, and it was second nature for them to step in and help.

“I think that if you can, you should always help people in need, no matter what the situation is,” Garcia said. “We are always willing to help people and give 100 percent in everything we do on the job.”

For the Colorado Springs location management, this was just another strong example of the type of people they strive to hire, and they felt it strongly reflected who they are as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location.

“I am very proud of these two young men and their actions,” Toney said. “This reflects so much on the character of our men and our franchise, and how we care about things like THE GRANDMA RULE® and the mission statement. Our team constantly strives to the best, to move people forward and ourselves forward.”

Looking for a career change? Join TWO MEN AND A TRUCK! Openings are available in a variety of roles from coast to coast. Check out openings and apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com.

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The dos and don’ts of office Halloween celebration: A guide to ensure you don’t scare your coworkers away

Written by Rachel Christine

Halloween is just around the corner, and we’re here to give you the dos and don’ts when it comes to celebrating at your office. We want to make sure you have fun, but don’t scare your workers away with your love of festivities. Involving yourself with your office’s Halloween activities builds morale and offers a chance to become closer with your colleagues – after all, office friendships increase employee job satisfaction. So we’re here to prepare you for one very exciting day during the year while making sure everything stays appropriate. Who said Halloween is just for kids anyway?

Dos:

  1. Up your attire! If your company is participating in dressing up this year, go ahead and express yourself by throwing on one of your favorite costumes! A wig or cat ears are great ideas that are generally acceptable. Just make sure you aren’t going overboard. Your company wants you to have fun, but the office dress code doesn’t disappear just because it’s Halloween. Confused on what to wear? Check out this site for plenty of office -appropriate ideas!
  2. Did someone say food? No matter your title, consider bringing in a bite to share with your coworkers. Whether you spent the night prior channeling your inner Betty Crocker or picked up a bag of Twix on your way to work, your teammates will appreciate the treat. Plus, who doesn’t like free snacks? If you do bring treats, remember that food allergies are on the rise so be prepared to alert coworkers of any common allergens in your snacks.
  3. Get up and decorate! Help your colleagues when they’re setting up the cobwebs and plastic spiders throughout the office. If your company allows it, consider even adding a few decorations to your desk. This shows everyone you enjoy being involved, and it’s great way to bond with coworkers while celebrating the holiday.
  4. Have fun! Even if you’re swamped with work, try to spend at least five minutes engaging in conversation and having a few treats. People wouldn’t go through the trouble of decorating and bringing in snacks if they didn’t want their coworkers to enjoy them. Halloween is a great opportunity to spend time with others and enjoy yourself!
  5. Ask for advice. If you’re not sure what’s appropriate in your office, don’t hesitate to ask your supervisor. Many workplaces allow dressing up and decorating your workspace, but make sure to stay in line with the norms at your company.

Don’ts:

  1. Be disruptive: Halloween and decorations go hand in hand, but festivities shouldn’t get in the way of normal business operations. Depending on your office, your desk may include a small pumpkin or a jar of candy for your coworkers when they walk by, but loud sounds or flashing lights are generally a no. Blocking communal areas with large decorations is going to irritate the people around you as well. Keep the animated lurching werewolf and spooky soundtracks at home!
  2. Ignore your work: How easy would it be to spend the entire day wandering from desk to desk, chatting, and seeing who brought the best treats and decor? It may be tempting to avoid your desk on a day like this, but remember the real reason why you’re there. Also, don’t treat customers more casually than other days due to the festivities. Answering the phones with candy shoved in your mouth may turn customers away. Keep it professional!
  3. Ignore your team: Don’t be the person hiding in their office through the entire day because they aren’t amused with the festivities. Halloween may not be everyone’s favorite day of the year, but showing that you’re trying to be involved with your office will help you get to know others better and be part of the office culture.
  4. Question your costume: If you’re wondering whether the costume you’re wearing is appropriate for the office, it’s probably not! Don’t take any chances. Stray away from anything that takes the risk of offending someone. Keep it politically neutral, and don’t involve anything religious. Make sure your costume doesn’t prevent you from doing your job and always show your face!

 

Looking for a career opportunity with a company who takes having fun seriously? One of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s core values is “be your best and have fun” and strive to live out this core value daily! Take the first step in joining our team by applying online at careers.twomenandatruck.com.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s 2017 summer intern program comes to a close

Written by Rachel Christine

The time of the year has come to reflect on our outstanding interns who joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family over the summer. As the summer season recently came to a close, so did our internship program, where we said goodbye to our 19 energetic interns who joined us this summer. Whether they’re staying nearby and attending Michigan State University or heading out of state, we wish our interns a successful school year.

Each year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes around 20 interns into their Home Office headquarters in Lansing, Mich., to join our various departments these young professionals have interest in. Whether it’s finance or IT, they’re given the opportunity to experience the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® corporate setting. This is not your typical “filing, go get coffee for your coworkers” kind of internship.

When asking these interns what they were grateful for during their internship, many expressed gratitude for the projects they were given. They felt they had many important tasks throughout the summer and that the company continuously improved their work ethic by moving them forward professionally.

“My summer with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has given me real world experience in the marketing field that allowed me to gain skills and insights that will benefit me in my future academic and career endeavors,” said Caitlyn Laidler, marketing intern who supported the Mt. Pleasant, Mich., franchise location.

Similarly, IT Intern Abi Thurman said her experience was a positive one because it left her thinking outside the box.

“Out of all of my internships, I am particularly grateful to this one because I think it has pushed me to grow the most.”

Not only did these interns appreciate the projects they completed, they were also thankful for the teams they worked with. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has established a set of core values that we live by which makes the work atmosphere excellent. Everyone is welcoming and feels they can ask a question when they need help. Mobile IT Intern Jacob Faustyn explained to us how the core values influenced his internship.

“I had an absolute blast. I am beyond grateful for the infrastructure team for welcoming me into the department and really taking the time to teach me things. I owe a special thanks to Technology Implementation Consultant James Silvers for all that he did for me over the summer,” Faustyn said. “In the midst of the busy season, he never hesitated to take the time to explain something to me or help me with my task at hand. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is an unbelievable company that stands on even better values. I learned so much and created so many friendships that I am forever grateful for.”

Our interns attend various colleges throughout the country and told us how their internships at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® helped them determine if their major was the right choice.

“Before I began my internship, I was unsure whether or not business was the path for me. I can honestly say that after the first week I have never been so sure of something. Hearing the executives speak so highly of the company, its employees, and internship program was inspiring,” said Jared Klann, business analyst intern. “Being surrounded by people who believed in me and wanted to see me succeed made the experience even more memorable. The position I held put me in new situations that required me to juggle many things at a time, but I believe it helped me grow as a person and realize what my true strengths are. The opportunity to intern at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been a blessing, and is something I will bring with me and cherish for the rest of my life.”

Many of our interns joined the team for the first time this summer, but others joined us for a second or even third summer this year. Returning interns often receive the opportunity to experience a different department their second time around. This way, they are able to see several different sides of the corporate office and what keeps us running. Stephen Jacobson was here at Home Office for his second summer and interned with the human resources systems and payroll department after working as a business intelligence intern last year.

“My summer has been great at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in being able to work on the payroll team where I learned a better understanding of the laws and roles of payroll to a business,” Jacobson said.

Some interns may also have experienced interning in or directly with a franchise, like Jason Bergeron.

“I learned a lot about how a franchise works from the business side, opposed to me learning about the franchise from the moving side last summer. I also enjoyed seeing so many people from different pathways coming together and working hard,” Bergeron said.

No matter what department, everyone here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® did their best to provide a great experience for our interns. From weekly lunch and learns where they were taught information about LinkedIn or interview tips, to intern events where they networked with other companies, we provided them the opportunity to grow as young professionals.

“Working in training and development, I was challenged with the task of reaching out to many different teams within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system which helped me get out of my comfort zone really quickly,” said Hannah Barasko. “Whether it was setting up meetings with team leads and managers or answering phones for the front desk, everything I’ve done this summer has helped me grow individually and professionally.”

While this time of year is particularly sad with saying goodbye, we hope to see familiar faces around the office next year by welcoming back some of these interns. They dedicated hard work the past several months and stayed motivated the entire time. We thank every one of our interns at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and can’t wait to see what they do next!

 

Interested in a new career path? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has great opportunities in many national locations. We’re looking for inspired individuals with experience in the fields of general labor, customer service, marketing, and more! Apply here today careers.twomenandatruck.com.

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MEET ISAIAH PETERSEN, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® MARKETING INTERN

Written by Rachel Christine

It’s been great to have so many interns here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® over the past few months. Everyone brings unique and creative ideas to the table, and we’re excited to introduce another team member this summer! Isaiah Petersen is a video intern with the marketing department at our Home Office in Lansing, Mich.

Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Isaiah!

What main projects have you been working on in your internship?

“The really big project I have been working on is an air brake check video. It’s a teaching video explaining how to perform safety checks on truck air brakes. The video is intended to teach new TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® drivers how to properly test the air brakes on the trucks. The steps that go into making this video – or any video – are that we first usually receive a request for the video with either a very specific or very vague topic. Once we get the topic, there needs to be a script. So we create the script, film the video, and then come back together to edit the footage. Once the video is revised, it’s sent out to the appropriate audience, which includes either staying internal for training purposes or possibly being posted to our social media for customers or other franchises.”

What is the greatest thing you have learned through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® this summer?

“A big thing I have been getting better at after starting here is time management.”

What’s a typical day in the office for you?

“A typical day at the office is never the same. We brainstorm video ideas, then we make a script. After the script, we need to film and edit it. I usually work with the video team, which includes the media production coordinator and video and animation specialist

What’s your favorite holiday and why?

“My favorite holiday is Tuesday, September 19, which is international talk like a pirate day. The reason why is because if you go to a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop and talk like a pirate on that day, you can get free doughnuts, with bonus points if you dress up like a pirate (or at least they did last year).”

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

“When I was younger, I really wanted to be a police officer. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, to get to drive around and catch bad guys. Then I found out it involves a lot of paperwork and less exciting tasks like writing parking tickets, and decided to pursue other things.”

What do you recommend to an incoming intern?

“Don’t worry too much – everyone here is super cool and wants to see you succeed.”

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

“In the next two years, I hope to finish up my college education. This fall, I will be a sophomore at Compass College of Cinematic Arts. In the next four to five years, I plan on moving out to either Los Angeles or Atlanta to pursue my filmmaking career. I absolutely love making films and helping out on film sets.”

 

There’s another positive attitude joining the team! Isaiah is constantly helping us improve our company with his innovative ideas. We can’t wait to see what else he completes for the remainder of the summer.

Are you interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Apply online to one of our nationwide locations at careers.twomenandatruck.com.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® WELCOMES NATIONAL SALES INTERN, MATT MULLEN!

Written by Rachel Christine

Within the internship program at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Home Office, not only do the interns assist and complete company tasks and projects daily, but the company also works diligently to teach key factors about working within today’s corporate business world while providing the best experience possible. We help guide these young professionals through their future career paths, and they’re able to train in the department of their choice. Matt Mullen, an intern on the national accounts team, is gaining a better understanding of how sales function within an entire franchise system. Welcome to the team, Matt!

Where are you from?
“I’m from Okemos, Mich., so not too far from our Home Office here in Lansing.”

What attracted you to an internship through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
“I have previously worked in warehouses, but I wanted to get involved with something closer to my major. I also wanted to get more exposure to the corporate world and everyday business.”

What is a day like for you in the office?
“I come in around 8 a.m. and start tracking sales orders that have happened overnight. Once that’s finished, I collaborate with my partner, Charles Staky. I usually spend some time working on our summer project in addition to the major projects the national accounts team works on. The summer project I’m currently working on focuses on verifying that no Value Flex® container leaves empty, called Hub to Hub shipping. I’m also working on the website where customers can enter their destination locations, upload descriptions, and then algorithms are able to identify if TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® can complete the move.”

If you could have any job at Home Office for a day, what would it be?
“Any job within the national accounts team! I like dealing with the big picture, which is a little more difficult to handle.”

What are you hoping to learn through your internship this summer?
“I’m hoping to learn as much as I can about everyday business tactics and gain tips that will help me in the long-run through my career.”

What are your favorite hobbies or activities?
“My favorite indoor activity is napping! I believe everyone should nap at least once a day. My favorite outdoor activity is any kind of sport. Whether it’s soccer, football, or volleyball, my friends and I always end up playing one sport or another. I’m a huge fan of all of them.”

What do you recommend to an incoming intern?
“I recommend for them to just enjoy their time at Home Office. There are many interesting people to meet here, as well as many unique opportunities to take advantage of.”

 

Matt’s hard work throughout the company is extremely appreciated, and we are very pleased to have him on the team. We’re looking forward to the rest of the summer with him!

Interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® movers use quick thinking to prevent potential wildfire

Written by Erik Sargent

To be considered a Move Hero in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, you must go above and beyond the call of duty and make a difference, doing anything from taking extra care of a customer, to giving back to the community or being supportive during a difficult time.

For movers Sam Silsby and Elijah Salazar of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Albuquerque, they went above their normal job duties and added a new chapter to the never ending story of great Move Heroes for our brand.

On the evening of Monday, July 3, Silsby and Salazar were completing a move and having a friendly conversation with the customer after a long day in the brutal New Mexico heat. As the two were conversing with their customer, they noticed a nearby neighbor running away in a panicked state, and the two immediately noticed what was causing the commotion – a spreading fire.

“The neighbor came running out of her house looking upset,” Silsby said. “She then said to us ‘there’s a fire in my backyard’. So we instantly sprang into action and thought of what to do.”

Due to the dry climates in the western region of the country and the extreme temperatures, wildfires are a serious issue that causes extensive damage. Every year, you see multiple wildfires wipe out large chunks of land, forcing families to evacuate their homes while the fires wipe out forests, neighborhoods, and towns.

Silsby and Salazar have both known people who have suffered damages from wildfires, and knew they had to act quickly to stop a potential spread. They immediately broke down their options on how to put it out, and acted to stop the situation from escalating.

“First, we tried using the fire extinguisher, but it wasn’t getting the job done,” Salazar said. “We then started covering it with dirt because smothering a fire will put it out. So, the plans we discussed were starting to work. We were just thinking that we needed to get this fire out quickly, or it could spread and cause serious damage.”

The two worked in an efficient manner grabbing shovels and throwing dirt onto the spreading fire, and were able to put it out just before firefighters arrived on the scene. This brave act by Silsby and Salazar shows the kind of individuals TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is proud to have on the team- people who act for the greater good of everyone.

“Sam and Elijah are great employees,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Albuquerque general manager Dylan Southward. “They are always positive and always willing to go above and beyond with helping the team and customers. They both work great together as a team. Their communication was on point, and they both know how to deal with any situation.”

Without the quick thinking and decision making displayed by these two, who knows what damage could have been caused by the growing fire.

The two were just glad to help out in any way they could, and they try to live by the company core values each and every time they are out on the job proudly representing our brand.

“Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® mover or driver means always caring,” Silsby said. “We strive to make sure there are no damages on every move, and that the customer is satisfied with the service. We already help others in need by moving them. Doing this was just another way of helping someone in need.”

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Meet Jason Swartz, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pasadena intern

 Written by Erin VanPortfliet

As the summer continues to fly by, we are excited to introduce yet another intern at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Jason Swartz is interning this summer in the marketing department at our Pasadena, Calif., franchise, and recently graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Azusa Pacific University! Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Jason!

Where are you going to school and what is your major?

“I’m a recent graduate with a degree in business marketing from Azusa Pacific University. Following graduation, I started my Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in organizational science through Azusa Pacific University.”

How did you hear about the internship?

“I first heard about the marketing internship through a friend of mine who actually worked for the Pasadena franchise. I also saw the internship position posted to the university job board and after taking some time to research the company, I quickly applied.”

Tell me a little about yourself

“When I’m not working or focusing on school, I enjoy anything that has to do with activities outdoors. I’m from Santa Barbara, Calif., which has crafted my love for surfing. On top of this, I love hiking, and this past summer I was able to hike Yosemite Half Dome, which was a lifelong dream of mine.”

What is your biggest take away from your internship so far?

“It is hard to pinpoint exactly one biggest take away. The thing that I have learned most in regards to the marketing internship is the amount of research and planning it takes to run a successful marketing campaign. With that being said, launching the campaign is just the beginning. Keeping up and tracking the success and areas of improvement are all aspects that I have had the pleasure of helping with during my internship.”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish in your internship this summer?

“Growth each day would be the number one thing that I would like to accomplish. There is so much to learn that can help you grow when working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.”

What made you want to join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team this summer?

“There were a lot of reasons why I joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team, the first being the core values that are listed on the company’s website. Seeing these made me very interested in the company. After taking some time to do research on the company and seeing the story behind the growth over the past 30 years, I wanted to be a part of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.”

What has been your favorite thing about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® so far?

“My favorite thing about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been the hands-on learning I have received from the day I stepped into the office. From the general manager allowing me to sit in on the team’s weekly meetings to the marketing manager allowing me to take on new tasks each week, the overall experience has been great.”

What’s next for you?

“Looking into the future and what is next, the first goal I would like to complete is finishing my master’s program. After that, I would love to one day move down to San Diego, where I can work and enjoy the beautiful city at the same time.”

There you have it, folks – another ambitious TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® intern that we are proud to introduce. Remember, we are nationwide with new opportunities opening daily! Check it out today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® culture: Moving employees and communities forward

Written by Ben Laverdiere

Some of the best things in life are unexpected. We do our best to plan our days, weeks, months, and years to prepare for the future, but often it’s the unexpected and unplanned things that shape us the most. Even the success of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® developed from an unforeseen turn of events for our Founder Mary Ellen Sheets. Her two sons ran a small moving operation with an old pickup truck during the summer, but when they left for college in the fall, the phones kept ringing, and she had a choice to make. Mary Ellen decided to pioneer this new business without any real idea of where it would take her, and for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it shaped a business model around the core purpose to “Move People Forward®”.

It’s common that business plans are formed primarily with profits in mind, leaving values and culture as afterthoughts. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, however, has prioritized these things since the beginning. For example, at the end of the first year she was in business, Mary Ellen donated the first $1,000 generated in profit to 10 local charities. Ever since these early days, our core values have been motivating forces, and have become the heart and soul of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. We strive to apply our values to our relationships with customers, communities, and employees throughout the franchise system.

Moving our communities forward

As the “Movers Who Care®”, we strive to move our communities forward by working to continually strengthen our relationships and partnerships with local nonprofits and charities to help those in need. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has taken such an active interest in giving back that we have created our own community support programs: Movers for Moms®, Movers for Military, Movers for Meals, Movers for Mutts, and Truckload of Warmth. In 2016 alone, our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises nationwide donated more than $3 million worth of moving services to those in need. We constantly aim to extend our strong company culture and value system beyond the walls of the office to become a catalyst for authentic care within the community.

Moving our employees forward

When looking for an employer, there are certain benefits you may expect like healthcare or paid time off, but career development is commonly overlooked or forgotten. One thing that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® does well is actively work to move our employees forward, both personally and professionally. We work hard as an organization to provide avenues for growth, to offer in-person and online training opportunities, and tools for personal and professional advancement. This is such a passion for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® that in 2014, we launched Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program, in which managers throughout the system who participate in the program are eligible to win financial support and training necessary to enter into franchise ownership. Regardless of your job title or where you work within our system, we work hard to create a workspace and culture that helps you to be the best version of yourself.

No matter who you are or where you are in your career, you can be part of an organization that values community, care, and inclusion. To join a company that exists to move people forward, check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website today!

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Three tips to remedy the ill feeling you get on the topic of medical insurance

Written by Ben Laverdiere

When thinking of health insurance – whether it’s because of logistics, details, or cost – many people begin to feel a little sick. Well, you won’t need to use your benefits to remedy that feeling – use these three tips instead!

One of the main reasons people don’t feel good about health insurance is because it is a complicated space and it’s hard to find the right information to make an educated decision about coverage. Most individuals don’t know every detail about their medical coverage, and the truth is, needs vary from person to person with different health needs.

 Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Whether you have coverage through your employer, an independent broker, or a state-affiliated agency, you need to ask the right questions. Everyone has varying incomes, health history, and standards for personal health. These differences mean you can’t allow someone to tell us what plan you need. Insurance is a service you pay for, and part of that service is the provider taking the time to educate you based on your personal needs and health goals.

Good questions to ask regarding your coverage include:

  • Who am I providing coverage for? (Self, spouse, and/or children)
  • Do I have any ongoing medical needs I must make sure are covered?
  • What prescriptions does my family use?
  • What physicians are considered in-network with my insurance?

Know what coverage you need and what you can go without

Depending on your overall health, you may not need a lot of the coverages your current plan offers. Conversely, you may need more coverage than your plan can provide. It’s important to take your needs into consideration, and if you’re ever uncertain about your health and well-being, talk to your family doctor. Too often, people are either over paying for coverages they don’t need or taking on unnecessary, ongoing medical expenses by being under-insured.

If you are in good health, you may want to opt for a plan with a higher deductible that covers you for major medical emergencies, but does not leave you paying a high monthly premium for coverages you may never use. However, if you have ongoing medical needs, make sure you are taking those into consideration. You may pay a higher monthly premium, but in many cases, this lowers your additional out-of-pocket expenses. If you’re not sure of your needs, your employer’s benefits administrator or insurance agent can be especially helpful in plan selection.

Your health insurance needs can and will change

There are several circumstances in life that can cause your health insurance coverage needs to change. It’s great to take our first two tips into consideration, but it’s also important to re-evaluate your needs each year during open enrollment. What worked for you last year when you were single may not work for you and your new spouse, or for children you may have brought into your family. Most health insurance policies give you the ability to change your coverage outside open enrollment if you have a qualifying life event, so if you ever find your circumstances changing, don’t be afraid to ask if you are eligible to change your coverage or plan.

Digging into health coverage is not enjoyable, but once you do, the peace of mind you get will remedy any future ill feelings toward your healthcare coverage. If you were feeling under-educated or lacking confidence in your current healthcare coverage, hopefully these three tips helped point you in the right direction.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company. Check out job opportunities nationwide on our careers site and apply online today!

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Fifth annual Career Move Month brings 1,433 new hires to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

 

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

This March, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises nationwide reviewed hundreds of applications and conducted dozens of interviews in hopes of staffing our teams in preparation for the busy summer months ahead. March marked our fifth annual Career Move Month hiring event, and we set the goals of receiving 12,000 applications and hiring 1,200 new team members. We’re happy to announce that we not only met, but exceeded our goals, with 17,291 applications received and 1,433 new hires brought onboard!

“This is our most successful Career Move Month to date, and we are incredibly proud of our franchise system for providing 1,433 career opportunities to new team members in a single month,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Human Resources Director Sara Bennett. “Proper staffing is crucial to help us move customers forward this summer and beyond, and we want to welcome each new team member to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family!”

The final results are incredible, as we received 76.47% more applications and hired 41.6% more teammates than Career Move Month 2016. This is a testament to the growing brand and career opportunity within. With a footprint in 42 states and counting, team members in our system have greater potential to gain unique experiences to further their careers. We have seen many team members rise to management and franchise ownership roles, transition from a franchise to Home Office, or move from one franchise to another throughout their career paths.

Career Move Month may be over, but there’s still time to join the team! Many locations will continue hiring throughout April and May to help Move People Forward®. Check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website to view open jobs and apply online today!

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