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10 Ways to Prepare for a Successful Wellbeing Program

Open enrollment season is a busy time for many of us in the employee benefits field. The best advice we have for helping to make open enrollment season easier is to begin planning and communicating early, especially when evaluating or implementing an employee wellbeing program.

If you plan to offer an employee wellbeing program in 2019, we recommend spending the weeks prior to open enrollment preparing. Here’s a list of 10...

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Communication is key to a successful open enrollment.

Each year, most employers will hold an event referred to as “open enrollment.” Open enrollment is a scheduled period of time prior to the start of the company’s new Employee Benefits Plan Year. During open enrollment, employees can make changes to their benefits elections without the requirement of a qualifying event (i.e.: marriage, divorce, birth of a child). Open enrollment can be an extremely positive and rewarding experience...

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Let’s Make This Your Best Open Enrollment

It’s that time of year again—Open Enrollment (OE) season is upon us. This can be a stressful time for both employees and employers. In fact, the 2017 ALEX Benefits Communication Survey showed that 36% of the employees polled say the open enrollment process at their company is extremely confusing and 49% of employees whose companies offer health insurance, say making health insurance decisions is always very stressful for them.

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As employee benefits continue to evolve it’s important for employers to consider benefits offerings for the modern working parent.

Whether incorporated as part of a strategic plan or merely providing the benefits as “value-adds” there is an opportunity for employers to remind employees of current programs within the benefits program offered and consider offering trendy benefits or perks for working parents. Below is a list of 9 innovative benefits to consider, tailored to the working...

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Employee benefits have become increasingly complex and costly for both employers and employees. Though benefits are still considered an important factor in recruiting and retaining the best employees, the task of managing benefits has become more difficult while costs continue to rise and regulations increase. Employers want to spend more time managing their business, not benefits!

Ask an employer what matters most to them when it comes to benefits, and their concerns are almost...

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It probably comes as no surprise that most men do not like going to the doctor. In fact, women are 100% more likely than men to get an annual routine exam, according to the CDC.

“To encourage self-care for men and boys, June is recognized as Men's Health Month and Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to Father’s Day (June 11-17, 2018). The goal of these observances is to educate on the importance of prevention, early detection, and treatment of diseases affecting men...

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Does your benefits broker approach benefits as one-size-fits-all?

Today's labor pool is comprised of 5 distinct generations, each presenting unique challenges, and perspectives for employers that have not existed in the past for a singular workforce. Because each group possesses a very different approach to employment and employee benefits, having a fresh approach to your benefits strategy will not only keep you in the game within your industry but help you win high-performing...

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Recently, TruTV aired an episode of "Adam Ruins Everything", in which the host Adam Conover focuses on ruining the viewer’s perception of the healthcare industry by educating them on why healthcare is so expensive.

The episode opens with Adam Conover having a conversation with a would-be patient who has come to the hospital for a cold or the flu. The patient explains that she wants as much care as possible regardless of cost because she simply pays her insurance...

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How do you know what employee wellness programs will work and have an impact, motivating employees to engage?

Is there a workplace well-being crystal ball? Not to my knowledge! The good news is that there are success strategies and key components that have been shown to improve the engagement of your wellness programs and consequently, the health of your population.

Fresh Perspective: Initiate and Cultivate Cultural Change

Many employers initiate employee wellness...

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As employee benefit consultants, we see a myriad of compliance questions that arise in day-to-day benefit administration.

There are some issues that always seem to be a pain point for most employer groups. We’ve answered eight of these popular questions below.

Can an employer offer different benefits to different classes of employees?

Maybe. The employer...

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