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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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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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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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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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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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Picwell's Year in Review: 2020

Dec 22, 2020 8:52:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, employee benefits, new feature

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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.

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Strengthen Your Employer Brand with Benefits Decision Support

Dec 9, 2020 8:49:39 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, benefits advisors, employee benefits, health savings account, employeebenefits, company culture, employer brand

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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.

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The Link Between Health Care Benefits Plans and Employee Financial Wellness

Nov 18, 2020 11:07:30 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, employee benefits, health savings account, hsa

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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.

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Why People Like You Matter During Benefits Enrollment

Sep 30, 2020 11:10:59 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, new feature

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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. 

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