New survey results from Towers Watson show that employers are steadfast in their commitment to provide health benefits, despite looming cost increases driven by health care reform and the overall health care market. Read more about their plans along with the other things you need to know in our weekly news dash.
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Sep 25, 2014 by Liz Webler Rowell.
When we talk about health insurance, the focus is usually on immediate access to health care services and out-of-pocket costs. What gets lost is the insurance side of the equation. The main role of health insurance, after all, is financial protection. Read how employers can better communicate the...
Sep 22, 2014 by Kelley M. Butler.
Researchers from Brigham Young University are raising red flags about gamification as a way to stoke employee motivation, participation and behavior change in corporate wellness programs. Find out why in this week’s news dash.
Sep 16, 2014 by Kelley M. Butler.
Benefits professionals from Electronic Arts, Google, Cisco, Sephora, Levi Strauss, Wells Fargo and other leading employers gathered at the Benz offices last week for “New Approaches to Engagement,” our first-ever joint forum with HelloWallet. Read highlights from the two-hour event that tackled...
Sep 11, 2014 by Kelley M. Butler.
As a native daughter and lifelong resident of the D.C.-metro area, 9/11 is especially haunting for me. Over the years, it’s lifted my heart to see that the tone of 9/11 has shifted: While still a national day of sadness, it’s also now a national day of service, receiving an official designation by...
Sep 09, 2014 by Liz Webler Rowell.
Increasing health literacy is about increasing the skills and confidence to move around in the health care system. This post, the second in a series on how the health care landscape is evolving and how to address employees’ questions, outlines three key areas for employers to focus on regarding...
Sep 02, 2014 by Kelley M. Butler.
New survey results from InsuranceQuotes.com reveal that nearly one in four Millennials (ages 18–29) don’t have health insurance. Find out what other coverage the younger generation is going without in this week’s news dash.
Aug 28, 2014 by Kelley M. Butler.
We’re delighted to bring you the latest from Editorial Director Kelley Butler. Republished with permission from Workforce magazine, Kelley offers tips to employers to help improve employee sleep health and habits through wellness programs.
Aug 25, 2014 by Kelley M. Butler.
A recent post on WGA InsureBlog goes into detail on wellness compliance provisions, and lets employers test their knowledge with a four-question quiz. How well do you know wellness? Read this week’s news dash to find out! It’s one of three things you need to know this week in employee benefits.
Aug 20, 2014 by Jennifer Benz.
Our team has worked hard with our clients over the years to increase benefits understanding, appreciation and perceived value among their employees, particularly around health care. However, we realized there was still a gap to be filled when it comes to improving employees’ overall health...
Aug 18, 2014 by Kelley M. Butler.
New data from Prudential reveal that employees strongly prefer electronic methods to receive benefits communication. Employers, though? Not so much. Read more on how to change the tide and succeed with electronic communication in this week’s news dash.
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