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How Effective Benefits Communications Makes Business Sense

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How Effective Benefits Communications Makes Business Sense

Empowering employees by educating and giving them tools to find the benefits answers they are looking for leads to effective benefits communications. In fact, administering a plan for effective benefits communications can change things for you. Educating Employees on Benefits Informal group meetings with trained HR personnel explaining the benefits incorporated with brochures and reading materials are great for many people to recognize the types of benefits available. Give employees mobile resources to link to the business web site designed...

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How to Communicate the Transition to a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

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How to Communicate the Transition to a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

As health insurance costs continue to increase, many employers are offering high-deductible health plans (HDHP) for their employees. From the employee perspective, this change can cause anxiety as they see the costs associated with the new deductible. A strategic communications plan will help your organization’s employees smoothly transition to their new plan and alleviate fears they may have. Here are several considerations as you work to promote the new health insurance plan: Provide materials that clearly explain how the coverage...

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How to Communicate CDHP Effectively

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How to Communicate CDHP Effectively

Navigating today’s health care system is not easy.  Few employees have the experience or background to properly understand and evaluate Consumer Driven Health Care Plans (CDHP). These plans began in the 1990s and offer employees the combination of high-deductible health plan with a pretax payment account.  The pretax account is designed to permit employees to pay for medical services and pay medical insurance deductibles using pretax dollars.  This account can be funded by the employee or employer.  If a coverage gap between the funds in the...

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Investing in Education and Effective Benefits Communications

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Investing in Education and Effective Benefits Communications

In terms of increasing business productivity, investing in employee engagement is one of the best moves a business can make. Effective benefits communications creates a better atmosphere and a sense of teamwork in the workplace. People cannot appreciate their benefits if they don’t understand their benefits. Yet there is still no general consensus as to how businesses should go about engaging employees. Many businesses are now investing in employee incentives to motivate their employees to be smarter, healthier consumers of their benefits....

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How Effective Are Your Company’s Health and Wellness Communications?

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How Effective Are Your Company’s Health and Wellness Communications?

Employers offer wellness benefits to encourage a healthier workforce. Benefits may include immunizations, healthy on-site food options, exercise facilities or programs, weight loss and smoking cessation programs. There may be comprehensive dental and vision plans, as well as reimbursements for health screenings and counseling as part of insurance coverage. Employers offer wellness benefits to their workers to show support for their health and well-being.Wellness communications are easily accomplished during enrollment season, but it helps to...

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The Importance of Planning an Effective HR Communication Strategy

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The Importance of Planning an Effective HR Communication Strategy

Why is it important for an organization to have an effective internal HR communication strategy? Without adequate communications, employees tend to feel isolated and become disengaged, which is harmful to both morale and productivity. Results from the latest Gallop Worldwide Q12 survey showed that employees in the U.S. are only 29% engaged on the job, while 54% are not engaged and 18% are actively disengaged. Clear employee communication has been shown to be the most effective way for increasing employee engagement. It is critical, therefore,...

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Guest Blogging: An Important Facet Of Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

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Guest Blogging: An Important Facet Of Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

Guest blogging should be a facet of your back link strategy. Search engines consider backlinks when ranking your web properties in the search engine results page. Not only do links from related niches are favored by the search engines, but it will also open up a stream of quality traffic that is highly convertible. To harness the power of guest blogging, you will first need to connect to related blogs and create content that is highly shareable. Connecting with blogs that doesn’t have viable clout will still give you a backlink to your...

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How to Communicate CDHP Using Pinterest

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How to Communicate CDHP Using Pinterest

Pinterest is one of those “sticky” websites that people tend to spend a lot of time on. If you’re not familiar with the way Pinterest works, picture a bulletin board that you might use to keep track of recipes, decorating ideas and inspirational quotes. This board might be in your office, hanging in the hall or in the kitchen. Pinterest lets users have an unlimited amount of bulletin boards, where pictures are “pinned” in user-defined categories and friends can access one another’s boards freely.  The thing that makes users get stuck on...

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The Irony is Employees Have All the Control

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The Irony is Employees Have All the Control

Communicating with your employees about health care benefits is something every company should do on a regular basis, but HR departments are lean these days and lack the adequate resources to develop a comprehensive communications strategy. With all of the changes that are constantly taking place in health insurance, HR is caught up in Quadrant I—putting out fires and answering the endless stream of employee questions. While everyone knows communications should go out, it gets slated to Quadrant II—Important, but not urgent. It would seem QI...

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Healthcare Consumerism Education is More Than the Employee Benefits Guide

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Healthcare Consumerism Education is More Than the Employee Benefits Guide

The Open Enrollment season is almost here and inevitably the topic of how to address healthcare consumerism is at the forefront, and understandably so. When you invest large dollars into your employee benefits plan, you want your employees to understand how their plan works and how valuable their benefits are as part of a total compensation package; but, you also need them to understand what it means to be a good consumer. Healthcare consumerism means that you make healthy choices throughout your daily life—eating right, exercising, not...

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