DC Plan Executives Get Serious About Playing Games
Pensions & Investments showcases different ways that companies are using gamification techniques to improve financial literacy and drive participant engagement in defined contribution plans. According to the article, “Retirement plan executives saw an increase in the number of employees taking action in the company’s $1 billion 401(k) plan” after rolling out the retirement plan quiz and raffle we designed for our client, Synopsys.
Overcoming 4 Barriers in Communicating High-Value Health Plans to Employees
Changing deeply ingrained behaviors requires persistent nudging and smart design. It takes effort, but by leveraging the following best practices, employers can successfully drive enrollment into high-value health plans. Benz Senior Consultant Lindsay Kohler and Catalyst for Payment Reform Executive Director Suzanne Delbanco explain how in this Workforce article.
Caring for loved ones is part of real life. It’s time for organizations to rethink their benefits programs to better support caregivers, a population that makes up increasingly more of the workforce, Jen argues in the latest issue of Workforce.
A Goal That HR and Benefits Leaders Share: Engagement
Just as we know how to build best practices for designing HR programs, we’ve also developed best practices for driving engagement with benefits—and we’ve codified them in our new ebook series. Any organization that fully embraces our “10 Keys to Employee Engagement” will see results with their benefits, Jen explains in the May issue of Workforce.
Benefits Communications Pro Lindsay Kohler Shares Her Best Practices
In this Q&A featured on Amino’s website, Benz Senior Consultant Lindsay Kohler discusses the common themes that emerge in her conversations with employees, the best practices she follows when crafting a benefits communications package, and more.
10 Ways to Communicate with Employees About Benefits
This Employee Benefit News article recaps Jen’s recent presentation at MetLife’s 14th Annual Benefits Symposium—Benz’s 10-key framework for communication that engages employees. Ten impactful slides detail how to create both successful benefits communications and a system for ongoing, consistent communication.
Ruling might give DOL, others time to focus on retirement income, experts say
Discussing techniques for engaging diverse workforces in retirement readiness at Pension and Investments’ East Coast Defined Contribution Conference, Benz Engagement Strategist Megan Yost offered examples of creative solutions that have had engagement success. Still, she added, there is a “real need for high-touch, one-on-one meetings” across all age groups and demographics.
Encouraging employees to take care of themselves needs to come with permission to do so during the workday. Whether it’s taking steps to improve their physical health, their mental state or their financial life, finding the time to do what they know they should do is one of the biggest barriers to engagement. Jen explains how employers can help in the March issue of Workforce.