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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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For Brokers: 6 Ways to Save Your Clients Money and Increase Employee Engagement During Open Enrollment

Sep 2, 2021 9:47:16 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Health Insurance, virtual open enrollment, insurancebrokers, benefitsconsultants

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As a Consultant or Broker, you wear many hats as you leverage your connections and help companies provide benefits to their workforce. You play the roles of negotiator, educator, analyst, and more. This article will explore six ways you can use your expertise to save your clients money and increase employee engagement during benefits enrollment.

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Building an Effective Communication Strategy for a Virtual Open Enrollment: A Timeline

Aug 11, 2021 9:03:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, HR Tech, employee benefits, employeebenefits, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications

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This year’s open enrollment is fast approaching, and with ‘return to work’ plans largely up in the air, you will more than likely be running it virtually. While it might sound daunting, it’s important to remember that there are many benefits to running a virtual open enrollment. For example, it helps you reach employees no matter where they are, and no matter what schedules they work. However, strong communication will be key to ensure success. In this blog, we’ll show you how to build an effective communication strategy for a virtual open enrollment - and we’re even providing a timeline to help you stay on track. 

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How to Use Webinars for Effective Employee Benefits Communications

Jul 7, 2021 9:08:14 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, employee benefits, company culture, benefits communications

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As you know, all of your employees need to learn about, understand, and take full advantage of their benefits packages this year. To help them accomplish this, you must communicate benefits-related information in various ways to make sure you're reaching team members where they are. In our last blog, we reviewed the emails you need to send to ensure success this open enrollment season. This week is all about webinars! A webinar can be an excellent way to broadcast your benefits message and encourage employee participation. Here are six quick tips to make sure your next webinar is effective.

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Benefits Enrollment Communications: Emails You Need to Ensure Success

Jun 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, employee benefits, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications

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Open enrollment will be here before you know it, so now is the time to start planning your communication strategy. Whether your employees are returning to the office or working remotely indefinitely, creating a solid email communication strategy will be key to driving benefits education and engagement. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. We’ll share the types of emails you need to ensure success.

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The New Normal: How to Adapt Your Health Care Benefits Package to Meet Changing Needs

May 5, 2021 9:02:48 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, employee benefits, benefits professionals, supplemental benefits

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The last year has forever changed the way we all live and work. As a result, your employees’ needs and priorities have also shifted. In order to keep your workforce comfortable and happy, your benefits package must adapt to meet these changing needs. While overhauling your suite of perks can be challenging, it’s your company’s opportunity to show team members you care - and to stand out as an employer of choice. In this blog, we’re going to dig in to some of the most significant changes we’ve seen and show you ways you can adapt your benefits package to better fit this new normal.

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Evaluating Benefits Decision Support Solutions: A Checklist

Apr 21, 2021 9:58:50 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, employee benefits, benefits professionals, voluntary benefits

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As a benefits professional, you want to help your employees make better benefits decisions and you already know a benefits decision support tool can help. But with an abundance of options available, how do you know which one will be the right fit?  Evaluating and choosing the best solution for your organization can seem like a daunting task - but we’re here to help. 

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Virtual Open Enrollment: What to Expect in 2021

Apr 7, 2021 10:36:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, employee benefits, benefits professionals, virtual open enrollment

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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.

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Shaping Benefits Plans in a Digital World: How To Meet And Exceed Employee Expectations

Mar 24, 2021 9:22:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, employee benefits, benefits professionals, company culture, voluntary benefits

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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. 

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Supplemental Benefits: Why You Can't Afford Not to Offer Them

Feb 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, supplemental benefits, voluntary benefits

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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. 

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