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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 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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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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6 Reasons Your Organization Needs Benefits Decision Support Now

Sep 9, 2020 9:02:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, HR Tech, benefits advisors, employee benefits

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With all of the changes we’ve seen over the past six months, it’s become clear that benefits decision support has never been more needed than it is right now. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to implement a decision support solution into your organization, here are 6 reasons that will make it a no-brainer.

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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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