After more than a year of working from home, many employees are slowly starting to return to the office. But despite this return to quasi-normalcy, the business landscape, including how we work, has undoubtedly been changed forever. As we continue to get used to this new normal, there are some things that are non-negotiable, one of the most notable being virtual open enrollment. Benefits professionals across the world embraced this concept in 2020 because there truly was no other option but let’s explore what open enrollment will look like for 2021 - and uncover why virtual solutions aren’t going anywhere any time soon.
As a benefits professional, you already know that the employee benefits landscape is always changing. In the past, these changes were often due to various factors, including new legislation, or simply evolving attitudes in society. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic turning our world upside down, companies have been forced to overhaul their benefits packages more rapidly than ever before, and in a much more significant way.
As a benefits professional, you already know that a well-crafted benefits package attracts top talent and keeps it in house. But, with the changes we’ve seen over the past several years, employees and job candidates now want more than just a health insurance plan and a retirement savings match. Luckily, supplemental benefits can help fill the gaps left by traditional benefits plans.
Every year, you do your best to inform employees about your company’s benefits during open enrollment. Employees have a deadline to make their selections, and your sole mission is making sure that no one falls through the cracks. But, once it’s over, that sense of urgency disappears.
The new year is (finally) here -- and with it comes new hiring goals. As your company continues to grow, you're probably preparing to onboard several new team members during the first quarter while also working to meet the needs of current high-performing employees.
While 2020 has been a challenging year (to say the least), we wanted to take some time to celebrate the wins - and we hope you found some bright spots this year too.
In this day and age, the presence of a strong employer brand is becoming more and more important to both job seekers and current employees. While the employer brand your company builds and maintains has always been integral to its success, over the past few years (and especially now), employer brand and company culture are taking center stage.
As a benefits professional, you probably focus on reducing organizational costs and satisfying employees when you design your benefits packages. You strive to provide a variety of benefits so that all of your team members are healthy and happy. You do this because it’s the right thing to do -- and because a satisfied workforce is an engaged, productive workforce.
When selecting benefits decision support solutions, it’s important to know what you are getting. A true benefits decision support solution will be smart, intuitive, quick, and thorough. It should ask questions that are easy to answer and use data and analytics to predict individuals’ health risk.
With all of the changes we’ve seen over the past six months, it’s become clear that benefits decision support has never been more needed than it is right now. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to implement a decision support solution into your organization, here are 6 reasons that will make it a no-brainer.