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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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How to Get Year-Round Benefits Communication Right

Jan 20, 2021 9:02:39 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, employee benefits, benefits professionals

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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. 

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How To Use Health Care Benefits To Attract and Retain Talent

Jan 6, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, employee benefits, benefits professionals, company culture, employer brand

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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.

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4 Reasons Why an HSA is Better for Retirement Than a 401(k)

Aug 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, HR Tech, employee benefits, benefits professionals, hsa, employeebenefits

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When we start to think about retirement savings, most of us think of a 401(k) or an IRA as the primary vehicle that we will use to achieve our retirement goals. But there’s another account that not enough people are taking advantage of that could be more beneficial in the long run and that is a Health Savings Account (HSA). 

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Take the Guesswork out of Health Savings Accounts with Interactive HSA

Jul 8, 2020 12:12:14 PM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health, HR Tech, benefits advisors, employee benefits, benefits professionals, health savings account

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High deductible health plan. Health savings account. Out-of-pocket expenses.

For many of your employees, the above terms cause immediate confusion, fear, and worry. As a benefits professional, it is your job to alleviate these concerns and help your employees feel more confident when choosing health insurance for the upcoming year.

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How to Build the Right Health Insurance Plans to Satisfy Employees & Meet Employer Needs

Jun 30, 2020 8:48:39 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, benefits advisors, employee benefits, benefits professionals

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As a benefits professional, one of the most important parts of your job is to design and offer health insurance options that fit your organization’s needs. But, designing the right set of medical plans is always a challenge. Your organization’s goals will differ from those of your employees and on top of that, each and every employee has different preferences, health risks, and budgets. 

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