#Nextchat: Creating a better open enrollment experience
Emphasizing the importance of the employee experience during open enrollment, Jen is quoted in the SHRMBlog, #Nextchat: Creating a Better Open Enrollment Experience: “Now more than ever, your employees need that help. As an issue brief from the Employee Benefit Research Institute states, ‘There is strong evidence workers simply lack the ability to navigate the complex and technical nature of health care,’ and Aflac finds that 54 percent of employees don’t want more control over their health insurance options because those decisions are too daunting.”
Trump’s Obamacare order will find fewer friends among Main Street Women
In a recent CNBC article analyzing the results of the third-quarter CNBC/Survey Monkey Small Business Survey, Jen is tapped to explain why the top issue for women responding to the survey was health care, while men cited jobs and the economy as the most important issue. "Women are more acutely concerned about their own health-care needs and that of their families, so it makes sense that that would extend to women business owners' concerns about their employees," Jen says.
As technology gets more sophisticated, employers can’t do enough to educate employees about their privacy and protections. Jen discusses the challenges employers face in using data to make employee benefits and HR programs more relevant in the latest issue of Workforce magazine.
Communication strategies refined as open enrollment season looms
In this Employee Benefits News article previewing open enrollment season, Jen explains why “it’s always a good idea to encourage employees to [actively] re-enroll,” and why employers may want to steer employees toward specific benefits.
Why do HR professionals "fall into" benefits? Employee benefits touch the health and financial security of nearly all Americans and millions of people globally. Jen discusses the next generation of benefits leaders in the latest issue of Workforce magazine.
It is far less expensive for organizations to keep good employees than replace them. Among the steps organizations can take to retain employees are those that address the fundamental needs of people to be safe, healthy, and well. According to a 2015 Benz Communications survey, 64 percent of employees in organizations believed to effectively promote health and well-being say they plan to continue working in those businesses for at least the next five years.
Listening In (With Permission): Jen Benz on how personalizing employee communications can change health care
Jen joins Suzanne Delbanco of Catalyst for Payment Reform in this podcast to discuss a range of topics related to employee benefits communication, including personalized messaging, technology trends, privacy concerns, and the age old challenge of getting consumers to engage with their health.
Ready for Prime Time? Using Video in Benefits Communication
Thanks to YouTube and smartphones, video has become ubiquitous on the internet, in social media and, increasingly, in employee benefits communication. Jon Stuckey, our director of creative technology and innovation, weighs in on the best ways to use video for benefits communication.