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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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How to Create a Benefits Package with Inclusivity in Mind

Jan 19, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Picwell posted in employee benefits, hsa, employer brand, supplemental benefits, voluntary benefits, benefits communications

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Your workforce is becoming increasingly diverse, and in order to stay competitive, your benefits have to follow suit. That means your suite of perks must cater to the unique needs of women, people of color, LGBTQ+ team members, veterans, workers with disabilities, and every other group that you employ. According to the recent Willis Towers Watson Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey, more than 70% of polled employers plan to redesign their benefits using a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens as their guide. 

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Evaluating Open Enrollment Success: 4 Metrics to Consider

Dec 1, 2021 9:15:56 AM / by Picwell posted in Benefits Decision Support, Consumer Directed Health, employee benefits, benefits professionals, supplemental benefits, voluntary benefits, benefits communications

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You did it! You made it through another challenging open enrollment season. But, that doesn’t mean your work is done. After a quick breather, it’s a good idea to jump right into strategic planning for next year because as you know, the earlier you start, the more effective and efficient your open enrollment will be. In this article, we’ll share the top four metrics you should consider to evaluate open enrollment success and help guide your strategy for the next year.

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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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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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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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