No one goes to the doctor or hospital thinking, “I really hope I get average care.” That’s why high-value health plans are gaining momentum. Now, it’s easier than ever to roll out high-quality plans employees will choose.
Last week, Kristin, our Technical Lead, sent out an email to the team sharing a thread from her Facebook newsfeed. The conversation centered around her friends’ frustrations about medical bills and our health care system. It was a good reminder to think about how people around us (and your employees) feel about health care and insurance, and how it affects their lives. We asked Kristin to put together this blog post with her insights.
As many employers are starting to recognize, managing stress is an important part of leading a healthy life and key to being a productive employee. Intuit is facing this challenge head-on by expanding its new Well Minds program.
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 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.
It’s no surprise that annual enrollment, and the weeks—sometimes months—preceding it are stressful times for benefits pros. You’re working 60-hour weeks plus to finalize the plans your company will offer, and then teeing up the employee communications that promote them.
As it turns out, you’re not alone. For almost half of employees (49%), making health insurance decisions is always very stressful, according to the findings of a recent Jellyvision/Harris Poll communications survey.
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.