Posts in: Employee Benefits Communication

digital open enrollment communications, virtual enrollment communications
Benefits Decision Support

Finding the Right Digital Open Enrollment Option

Over the last few years, many companies have been revising annual benefits enrollment to keep pace with the digital world. The pandemic, however, is forcing those who’ve been hesitant about migrating to a new enrollment model to confront the transition all at once. It’s also

financial wellness and medical costs
Employee Benefits Communication

Financial Wellness: How to Stretch Your Healthcare Dollars

Before this whole COVID thing, I went to the doctor for a regular check-up. It was my first visit with a new insurance policy, which means different costs and new rules to learn for maintaining my financial wellness. I’m kind of lucky in that my

INSPIRE 2020 HR.com HCRI
Employee Benefits Communication

Upcoming Virtual Events for HR and Employee Benefits

In the era of the New Normal, children aren’t the only ones who’ve had to embrace digital learning. With so many annual conferences cancelled in the wake of the COVID crisis, we’re embracing virtual events and streaming alternatives. We’re proud to be a sponsor for

employee communications are important while working from home
Change Management

Lessons Learned: HR, Employee Communications and COVID-19

Well, things are certainly different, aren’t they? The plans everyone had a few months ago have gone right out the window. What do we do about it? For those of us in HR and employee communications, these are the times we’ve been training for all

year-round communications help preparedness for crisis communications
Change Management

Using Video for Year-Round (and Crisis) Employee Communication

Robust employee communication beyond open enrollment craziness is the key to improving employee engagement and ensuring workers stay informed. But outside of annual enrollment, it can be more difficult to capture and hold workers’ attention on benefits issues. That is, with the exception of major

employee compensation like hazard pay help improve employee satisfaction
Change Management

Employee Compensation: Hazard Pay, Leave and Employee Satisfaction

While many companies are feeling the pinch and letting people go, those in essential industries are feeling the strain in other ways. Employee satisfaction is an area taking a bit of a hit. Several industries have workers striking (or threatening to strike) over working conditions,

workplace wellness trends for 2020
Employee Benefits Communication

Workplace Wellness Trends for HR Managers in 2020

There are plenty of new ways HR managers are thinking about workplace wellness in 2020. This is leading to new products, new technologies and new ways of thinking about employee benefits. Younger generations of workers are entering the job market and replacing retiring baby boomers,

millennials at work should start planning for retirement now
Employee Benefits Communication

Help Millennials at Work Prepare for Retirement

Preparing for retirement in your twenties? Is that jumping the gun? Nope. Putting a savings system in place for the future is never a bad idea. To some millennials, retirement may not even seem real because it’s so far away. But there are major benefits

decision-support tools improve benefits enrollment for employees
Benefits Decision Support

Use Benefits Enrollment Communications to Educate and Prepare

Over the years, I’ve learned that there are two things people really hate. The first is change. The second (which is related to the first) is an unwelcome surprise. For most people, healthcare and benefits are something they don’t pay much attention to. At least,

gym memberships and other non-medical employee benefits
Employee Benefits Communication

How Non-Medical and Niche Employee Benefits Promote Productivity

When you stop and think about it, it’s not a big surprise that non-medical employee benefits keep employees happy. Nonetheless, some businesses have been slow to accept the idea. It’s usually the initial investment that scares them away. But slowly, more companies are realizing they

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