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3 Reasons Why Employees Should Change Health Plans

Apr 20, 2022 10:15:10 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, employee benefits, benefits professionals, health savings account, hsa, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications

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The past several years have thrown a wrench into the way your employees live their lives and make decisions - especially when it comes to health care benefits. 

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Remote Work and the Future of Benefits: A Message for HR and Leadership

Feb 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Health Insurance, HR Tech, company culture, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications, remote work

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The way people work has changed forever. Technological advancements, shifting attitudes, new priorities, and the pandemic have ushered in an era where more and more people fulfill their professional roles at home. And, this era is here to stay - indefinitely. In fact, a recent study from SHRM revealed that more than half of employees want to work remotely permanently.

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Employee Benefits in Higher Education: How to Reach Faculty and Staff in a Remote World

Feb 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, HR Tech, employee benefits, voluntary benefits, virtual open enrollment, higher education, university

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Let's face it. The last couple of years have not been easy. Between budget cuts, the need to learn new technology on the fly, and other unprecedented, pandemic-related challenges, your institution’s faculty and staff have been put through the wringer these past two years. And so have you. As an HR professional in higher education, you’ve been forced to wear more hats than usual, as you plan ‘return to campus’ strategies and work to keep your teams happy and healthy as uncertainty continues to loom.

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What Your Employees Want: Top Benefits for 2022 and Beyond

Jan 5, 2022 9:55:15 AM / by Picwell posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, benefits professionals, company culture, employer brand, supplemental benefits, virtual open enrollment, benefits communications

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Sure, your employees want a great salary and a prestigious job title. But, more importantly, they want to work for a company that cares about them. Fortunately, your organization can easily demonstrate appreciation and respect for your team members by offering a company culture and benefits package that truly supports them and their needs. If you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place - we’re here to help you get a head start by sharing the top employee benefits your organization should be offering.

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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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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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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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