Due to a variety of factors — including compliance requirements, shifting communication preferences, and complex plan designs and strategies — the annual open enrollment period can place challenges on both employers and employees. However, with careful planning and the adoption of the right technology solutions, companies can avoid many potential obstacles that may arise during […]Continue Reading →
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Is your company ready to take a new approach to employee communications and benefits education? While traditional methods such as brochures, benefit guides, seminars, etc. should still have a prominent place in an organization’s strategic plan, it is critical to analyze whether your employee communication efforts are truly having a positive impact. Along with new […]Continue Reading →
Under the Affordable Care Act, group health plans and issuers are required to provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) document to applicants and enrollees. To help ensure that the SBC document truly makes it easier for consumers to access important health care information and understand their plan options, a set of proposed regulations […]Continue Reading →
For companies that are striving to provide benefit plans and encouragement to help their employees save for retirement, a recent announcement from the IRS may be viewed as good news. For 2015, the IRS has raised the benefit plan contribution limits in regards to 401(k) plans. Here is an overview of the current limits and […]Continue Reading →
Is your company introducing a Health Savings Account (HSA) during its next Open Enrollment period for employee benefits? If so, employee education will be a major contributing factor to the success of your efforts. In fact, a recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted two statistics from a Fidelity survey that speaks to that point: 62% of Americans […]Continue Reading →
As a Human Resources professional, the communications you share with employees often directly impact their health and welfare. This may include items regarding Open Enrollment, workplace wellness programs, safety guidelines and policies, benefits education, and more. Of course, getting employees to pay attention to and engage with your messages is not always easy. One of […]Continue Reading →