With each job change, employees face complex questions about what to do with their retirement savings from their previous employer(s). Almost half (45%) of them make decisions counter to their best interests. Employers can help turn this around—and it’s in their best interests to do so.
With the defeat of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), it’s back to benefits business as usual, while we wait for more details on what change might look like. For insights on how to move forward, join the webinar: Repeal and Replace Didn't Happen. Now What?
With efforts under way in Washington to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, your employees will be turning to you to explain how any changes to Obamacare will affect their health coverage. As hard as it may be to talk about a subject that’s in flux, it’s crucial to remember that keeping the lines of communication open—especially at a time like this—is key to maintaining and increasing employee trust.
We have the honor of being a voice in the ever-important and always-changing employee benefits industry. Our 10th anniversary offered the opportunity to reach out to many of our friends, clients, and partners, and ask them to reflect on the past 10 years and share what they want to see happen in the next 10.
We talk a lot about how employers are uniquely positioned to help their employees become more financially secure through the benefits they offer—not just by taking advantage of financial wellness programs, but by understanding how choosing and using their health benefits correctly will also benefit them financially. But their influence doesn't stop there—together, employers wield the power to reshape the health care industry overall. See how the conversation's unfolding.
Your benefits are designed for humans, to be used by humans. To get the most out of the huge investment you make in your plans every year, seek first to be understood. Or, in everyday language: Ditch the benefits-speak and talk to employees like they’re people. Especially during the upcoming open enrollment season, when clear and actionable should be your communications mantra.
Benefits providers—administrators, technology companies, and carriers—can provide tremendous value by helping employers target and segment communication effectively. You have a dual role to play here: first, by offering meaningful data that helps employers understand their population and opportunities for targeted messaging; and second, by providing sample materials and templates that take the guesswork out of building a targeted campaign.