Employee Benefits

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3 Ways to Help Employees Find the Right Benefits Coverage

Shopping for an item in the store can be frustrating if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for and where to find it. The experience can be even more challenging if you can’t find a store associate to help you. Many employees feel the same way when selecting health care benefits plans. The wording … Read Full Article

3 Ways Employers Can Simplify Benefits Communication

3 Ways Employers Can Simplify Benefits Communication

Employees are more likely to enroll in benefits plans if they understand their coverage choices, according to a survey featured in Employee Benefit News. Interestingly, only 33 percent said benefits information was easy to understand. To keep employees engaged with their benefits, and their jobs, employers can simplify benefits communication in three ways: Strategic plan … Read Full Article

Increase Employee Productivity and Engagement by Focusing on Well-being

Increase Employee Productivity and Engagement by Focusing on Well-being

Employers are discovering that focusing on overall well-being improves employee engagement and productivity. Healthier, happier employees take fewer sick days, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so employers can count on them to support business operations. Consider four factors that impact employee productivity: 1. Stress – Most employees today juggle many work, family … Read Full Article

4 Ways Benefits Help Employee Retention

Most employers have a powerful asset for employee retention, but few use it effectively. It’s their employee benefits plans. On average, employers lose 20 to 50 percent of employees annually, reports Bain & Company. While there are many factors that influence employees’ decisions to change jobs, an excellent benefits package can impact their decision to … Read Full Article

How to Select and Communicate Employee Benefits

Many employees spend less than 30 minutes reviewing their benefits at enrollment time, often because they do not understand their choices, or the benefits offered may not meet their needs. Employers need to invest time in selecting the right benefits options for employees and communicate benefits effectively. Here are four tips for success: 1. Offer … Read Full Article

2017 Trends for Employee Benefits

2017 Trends for Employee Benefits

With the start of 2017, many employers have introduced new employee health benefits. However, some employers roll them out mid-year. If you’re researching options for employee benefits, consider these trends as featured in U.S. News and World Report: 1. Expand physical wellness to overall well-being – For years, workplace wellness programs have encouraged employees to … Read Full Article

3 Emerging Trends in Wellness Programs

3 Emerging Trends in Wellness Programs

First introduced in businesses over 40 years ago, wellness programs have become important employee benefits. Currently, about 83 percent of large employers provide wellness choices to encourage employees to establish health goals and pursue active lifestyles. Early wellness programs focused on health screenings and educational services. But new trends are emerging as employers seek to … Read Full Article

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Cash: The Best Motivator for Employee Wellness Programs?

Are cash incentives the best way to motivate employees to engage in wellness programs? Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 83 percent of large employers offer wellness programs, such as smoking cessation, weight loss and health coaching, with the goal of encouraging employees to reduce health risks. But employers, large and small, often struggle to find … Read Full Article

Employee Wellness Programs

Carrots or Sticks: Which Works Best for Employee Wellness Programs?

Do employees need carrots or sticks to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyle habits? That’s the quandary many employers tackle when deciding whether to offer incentives and rewards to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs. Intention vs. action Most people like the thought of working out and becoming healthier, but they struggle to make … Read Full Article

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