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Category Archives for "Voluntary Benefits"

Technology, Communication, and Enrollment, Oh My!

Recently, we visited with the Benefit Educators for a conversation on a wide range of topics: The state of employee education on benefits The role of technology for HR leaders and the employees in their organization Challenges and limitations of traditional communication methods Methods of enrollment that work We didn’t get to the bottom of every issue, but we did learn quite a bit. We want to share more of those with you here.        

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What Do I Do with These New Hires?

We recently visited with The Orientation Company about onboarding new hires. What we heard was shocking but also informative. Some of the questions we asked: Any idea of how much time benefits get during a new hire’s orientation period? What are best practices for onboarding new hires? What can we be doing to make it a great experience? How can we build a relationship with an employee early and quickly? We worked so hard to recruit and […]

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Here’s Why Your Employees Don’t Love Their Benefits

Could it be that they don’t understand them? Are they overwhelmed with the acronyms and options? Are they confusing deductibles with premiums? Do they get why one plan offers a health savings account and another does not? We get it. Benefits are confusing for most people. As an HR leader, you spend all day in that world: medical, dental, vision, and more. But employees? They think about them once a year, during open enrollment. They […]

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How 10 Companies Built Thriving Corporate Cultures

For organizations to succeed, they need to foster a healthy office culture for their employees. To get that healthy culture to take root, HR leaders have to do more than hang a poster of their employer’s stated values. They need to turn those values into action. In other words, employees need to see their company put their money where their mouth is. The 10 companies we’ve listed below have done just that. These organizations, all with different […]

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The 7 Best Companies for Working Parents in 2019

Hosting 8:30 a.m. meetings after zero hours of sleep, telling I.T. you need a new work laptop because someone spilled apple juice all over the old one, buying a new tie after a vomiting child ruined your favorite: These are just a few of the joyful moments working parents get to experience every day. Luckily, more employers have recognized that happy workers equal good workers, and by offering tools and benefits to help employees with […]

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Here’s Why You Need to Offer Supplemental Health Benefits

When you’re researching products to add to your organization’s benefits package, it’s easy to get caught up in the nitty-gritty and lose sight of the big picture. What you really need to know is if the product helps both your employees and your organization. Below, we’ve listed six ways supplemental insurance benefits, also known as voluntary benefits, can do just that. Supplemental insurance is an inexpensive way to grow a financial-wellness program, recruit and retain […]

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