The New Year is here and it’s the perfect time to make this year even better than the one before. While many resolutions tend to be based on individual goals, setting company goals (and sticking to them) can be equally important. Here are a few recommended resolutions to improve your workplace wellness this year. 1. Ongoing Benefits Education Education, especially when it comes to understanding one’s health benefits, is extremely important. Most employers have an open enrollment meeting once a year but fail to host continuing education discussions. These types of meetings can really help employees feel comfortable with their benefit plans since they have even
Do you remember sitting in an open enrollment meeting reviewing a list of benefits you or your company was offering and manually writing in your name, relevant contact information, and selecting a plan? Do you recall having to use a required black or blue ink pen to fill out the paperwork? You may be surprised to hear that a lot of companies are still using this outdated process of manually filling out benefit plans. The problem is that if there’s a spelling error, a transcription error, or even a single number is incorrect, there’s not an easy way to update or change the document —
Open enrollment is the time of year where employees can enroll in a health, medical, or dental plan, or make changes to their current coverage such as adding a spouse or a dependent. Hosting an open enrollment meeting is a great way to educate employees on their benefits or changes to their plans, and help them understand the value of what your business is offering. What Is Covered In An Open Enrollment Meeting? Let’s face it, health insurance is complicated. That’s why we strongly suggest setting up an open enrollment meeting where we can review: Different carriers and coverage offered for the plan year Recommendations
From cable subscription services to grocery deliveries, the demand for customization has never been higher. However, the need for customization extends beyond everyday consumption and into the workplace. With the ever changing healthcare industry, individuals want the option to tailor their benefit plans to fit their needs — and that’s exactly where voluntary benefits can play an important role. What Are Voluntary Benefits? Voluntary benefits are elected insurance products employees can add to their benefit packages. They are typically paid completely or mostly by the employees through payroll deferral and often include: life insurance, vision, dental, disability, cancer and critical illness insurance, and accident insurance.
For many businesses, health insurance can be complex, difficult to navigate and tough to understand. There are constant updates because of policy reform that you have to stay on top of. Carriers will often make changes to the benefit plans including what’s covered within the plan and costs associated with it. Lastly, what your employees need or want in a health insurance plan will often change over time. As people age, start families, or have children, their health insurance needs change — as does the importance of getting coverage to protect yourself, your employees, and the ones they love. Working with an insurance agent can