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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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Why You Need an HSA in your 20s, 30s, and beyond

Jul 2, 2020 12:22:57 PM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, health savings account, hsa, employeebenefits

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Health Savings Accounts, commonly known as HSAs, are one of the best kept secrets in employee benefits. If you are enrolled in a high deductible health plan (HDHP), you are likely eligible to enroll in an HSA. Contributing to an HSA enables you to maximize your finances, and each year you go without, you’re leaving potentially thousands of dollars on the table.

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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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How To Prepare for This Year's Virtual Open Enrollment: 4 Smart Steps to Success

Jun 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech

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While evaluating and choosing healthcare and supplemental benefits may not be confusing or difficult to those of us who work in the field, it’s important to remember that the average employee doesn’t fully understand what they’re looking at when it comes to benefits. In fact, in a survey conducted by UnitedHealth, they found that only 9% (yes, you read that right) of individuals understand all four of these basic healthcare terms: 

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For Brokers: How to Differentiate with the Right Decision Support Solution

May 27, 2020 2:36:03 PM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health, HR Tech, benefits advisors

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As a health insurance broker, your job is to help your clients make wise benefits decisions, and they count on you to provide the insights and best practices needed to implement successful employee benefits programs at scale.

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The Secret to Better Employee Engagement + 6 Tips You Can Implement Today

May 12, 2020 4:57:59 PM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance

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The world has gone remote. We are all making adjustments to keep our heads above water, but your charge as a benefits professional hasn’t changed. Open enrollment is coming and you still need to communicate benefits to your workforce to ensure employees understand and value their benefits.

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Health Insurance Coverage

May 7, 2020 1:11:31 PM / by Sam Kina posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health

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Study: Picwell’s AI-Powered Decision Empowers Health Insurance Agents

Apr 30, 2020 1:40:14 PM / by Sam Kina posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health, HR Tech

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Millions of people must choose a health insurance plan each year.  From seniors enrolling in Medicare to the large share of the U.S. population who choose an employer provided offering or selecting among plans on a state exchange, the one constant across all of these settings is that picking the right health insurance plan is extremely difficult. 

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The Top 5 Strategies to Increase CDHP Participation

Jan 9, 2020 4:15:14 PM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health

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Studies show that most of your employees would save a significant amount of money by enrolling in a consumer driven health plan (CDHP). However, the majority of them will avoid this option at your next open enrollment because they’re unfamiliar with how CDHPs work and fear experiencing an economic loss. Their cognitive biases will ultimately cause them to miss out on more affordable (but still high-quality) health care and make your job of promoting these plans much harder. So, how do you get employees to move past these often irrational hurdles and consider electing what can be a financial win for both them and your company?

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5 Reasons Why Your Employees Choose Expensive Health Insurance

Jan 9, 2020 4:09:45 PM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health

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