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3 Reasons Why Employees Should Change Health Plans

Apr 20, 2022 10:15:10 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, employee benefits, benefits professionals, health savings account, hsa, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications

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The past several years have thrown a wrench into the way your employees live their lives and make decisions - especially when it comes to health care benefits. 

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Tapping into the Millennial Mindset: What Young Professionals Want and Need From Their Health Care Benefits

Mar 23, 2022 8:48:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, employee benefits, benefits professionals, health savings account, company culture, employer brand, supplemental benefits, remote work

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Most Millennials are now seasoned professionals, and the competition to recruit them is fierce. So, if you want your company to be an employer of choice among this workforce-dominating generation, you must tailor your benefits package and administrative approach to their needs. According to a recent AFLAC survey, 34% of Millennials have rejected a job offer due to dissatisfaction with the benefits provided.

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Health Savings Account (HSA) Roundup: Talking Points for Benefits Pros

Mar 9, 2022 9:01:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Consumer Directed Health, HR Tech, health savings account, hsa, employeebenefits, CDHP, hdhp

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It’s the year of the HSA and this tax-advantaged benefit is finally getting the recognition it deserves! While health savings accounts (HSAs) have always featured a host of valuable benefits, many employees have shied away from them in the past, often due to a lack of awareness and understanding. Now (due in part to the effects of the pandemic) nearly 50% of workers surveyed are investing the time to learn more about the plans that protect their health and their wallet. In addition, 77% of employees reported their HSA gave them peace of mind over the past year!

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Remote Work and the Future of Benefits: A Message for HR and Leadership

Feb 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Health Insurance, HR Tech, company culture, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications, remote work

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The way people work has changed forever. Technological advancements, shifting attitudes, new priorities, and the pandemic have ushered in an era where more and more people fulfill their professional roles at home. And, this era is here to stay - indefinitely. In fact, a recent study from SHRM revealed that more than half of employees want to work remotely permanently.

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Employee Benefits in Higher Education: How to Reach Faculty and Staff in a Remote World

Feb 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, HR Tech, employee benefits, voluntary benefits, virtual open enrollment, higher education, university

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Let's face it. The last couple of years have not been easy. Between budget cuts, the need to learn new technology on the fly, and other unprecedented, pandemic-related challenges, your institution’s faculty and staff have been put through the wringer these past two years. And so have you. As an HR professional in higher education, you’ve been forced to wear more hats than usual, as you plan ‘return to campus’ strategies and work to keep your teams happy and healthy as uncertainty continues to loom.

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How to Create a Benefits Package with Inclusivity in Mind

Jan 19, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in employee benefits, hsa, employer brand, supplemental benefits, voluntary benefits, benefits communications

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Your workforce is becoming increasingly diverse, and in order to stay competitive, your benefits have to follow suit. That means your suite of perks must cater to the unique needs of women, people of color, LGBTQ+ team members, veterans, workers with disabilities, and every other group that you employ. According to the recent Willis Towers Watson Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey, more than 70% of polled employers plan to redesign their benefits using a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens as their guide. 

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What Your Employees Want: Top Benefits for 2022 and Beyond

Jan 5, 2022 9:55:15 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, benefits professionals, company culture, employer brand, supplemental benefits, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications

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Sure, your employees want a great salary and a prestigious job title. But, more importantly, they want to work for a company that cares about them. Fortunately, your organization can easily demonstrate appreciation and respect for your team members by offering a company culture and benefits package that truly supports them and their needs. If you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place - we’re here to help you get a head start by sharing the top employee benefits your organization should be offering.

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Evaluating Open Enrollment Success: 4 Metrics to Consider

Dec 1, 2021 9:15:56 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Consumer Directed Health, employee benefits, benefits professionals, supplemental benefits, voluntary benefits, benefits communications

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You did it! You made it through another challenging open enrollment season. But, that doesn’t mean your work is done. After a quick breather, it’s a good idea to jump right into strategic planning for next year because as you know, the earlier you start, the more effective and efficient your open enrollment will be. In this article, we’ll share the top four metrics you should consider to evaluate open enrollment success and help guide your strategy for the next year.

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5 Things Your Employees Need After Open Enrollment

Nov 10, 2021 9:16:26 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, employee benefits, benefits professionals, company culture, employer brand, empower wise choices,, benefits communications

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So your last team member has enrolled in their benefits, and you breathe a huge sigh of relief that open enrollment is over. But, while you should celebrate for a moment, it’s important to remember that your work isn’t done yet. Your employees will still need your support throughout the year. Here's what your employees need after open enrollment to get the most out of their benefits.

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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for 2021 Virtual Open Enrollment

Sep 8, 2021 9:56:25 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications

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The pandemic accelerated the virtualization of most interactions and processes -- and open enrollment is no different. Due to necessity, you’ve managed to run your annual enrollment season from afar without the usual in-person meetings or benefits fair in the cafeteria. 

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