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.
HR's conversations with employees about their benefits often occur once a year at open enrollment. However, as Jen explains, a well-designed benefits website can increase employee engagement with their benefits throughout the year, making it more likely that workers will value and effectively use these offerings. SHRM recaps tips for creating a benefits website from the first installment of our 3-ebook series, Unlocking successful benefits communication: Foundation.
A thoughtful approach to ongoing employee benefit communications
We’re partnering with Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) in a collaborative aimed at helping employers and other purchasers communicate high-value health care to employees. CPR’s January blog highlights our 3-step approach for a year-round communications strategy that maximizes awareness and enrollment in plan offerings.
Benefits offerings shouldn’t be a puzzle to assemble
With the release of new tools and resources in the benefits and HR space, it’s tempting to think that adding new technology will solve all your engagement challenges. But, before you make significant changes to your benefits ecosystem, consider how they will fit into your current environment. Jen explains what to look for in the January issue of Workforce.
The Benefits Workstation: 3 Podcasts presented by Benz
We joined the Ameritas Benefits Workstation podcast series for 3 new podcasts. Benz Founder and CEO Jennifer Benz and Senior Consultant Lindsay Kohler presented the tips and tools that are essential for successful benefits engagement:
Employees can—and should—do simple things today that will pay off big time down the road. But they don’t. Jen discusses what HR pros can do to make it easier for employees to make good decisions, and how they can make it harder for them to make bad ones.
Citing the newest Benz white paper, “The Value of Investing in Benefits Communication,” this planadviser.com article builds the case for year-round benefits communication. By making workers aware of health and financial benefits, employers can make their workforce more engaged and productive—and avoid costly expenses.”
In this column, plansponsor.com highlights the thesis in of the newest Benz white paper, “The Value of Investing in Benefits Communication”: “Employees need help with health and financial benefits year-round, and employees who believe that their employer cares about their health and well-being are more engaged.”
#Nextchat RECAP: Creating a better open enrollment experience
Jen joins the ongoing Twitter dialogue facilitated and hosted by SHRM, #Nextchat, for a lively discussion on creating a better open enrollment experience. Read the recap for the best highlights of the discussion.