Money, and the lack of it, is stressful, and that stress affects every aspect of peoples’ lives, including their work life. Research, both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, has shown that financial stress is an issue for employers as well as their workers. The trick for employers is knowing what to do about it. So how do organizations cost-effectively optimize their financial benefits offerings to help people address their financial needs?
As virtual health care evolves, organizations have an opportunity to make the most of their digital tools and services. This is your digital front door, and by opening it to participants, you can extend health care access beyond a provider’s facilities. Here’s how you can open your digital front door to reach your people where they are.
Almost half of Americans are behind in saving for retirement, but with these 5 strategies informed by behavioral science, you can help reduce complexity, build confidence, and, consequently, boost your participants’ engagement.
Once again, we were honored to be asked to testify before the United States Department of Labor Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Advisory Council in August, where we provided testimony about the gaps in retirement savings based on race, ethnicity, and gender.
Last year open enrollment was unlike any year before it. Employees had to make benefits decisions in a time of uncertainty—their health, their finances, the political landscape, and social unrest. Here’s our advice on how to approach this enrollment season.
Managers have long played key roles in organizations, affecting everything from employee engagement to organizational performance, and the pandemic has only reaffirmed the crucial role managers play. Today’s organizations are leaning on their managers more than ever before. But as managers deal with the stress of their workers, they’re also dealing with their own stress. Here are 5 ways you can help your managers succeed and provide them new ways to support their teams.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are top of mind everywhere—especially among employers. No longer does it pass muster if you merely say your organization is socially responsible and that it fosters inclusivity. When it comes to DEI, it’s what you do that counts. In today’s world, your policies and practices must be inclusive, available, and accessible to all your people. And this includes your benefits website
Live events have long been a popular mainstay of business culture. Folks gather for training, peruse the tables at health fairs or chat with vendors at annual enrollment benefits fairs, and even get their party hats on for the annual holiday celebration. There’s simply nothing quite like getting all your people together under one roof. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly put the brakes on the live events. So, are virtual events here to stay? We believe the answer is a resounding Yes!
As more people are getting vaccinated, organizations are making plans to get their people back to the workplace. But what will this look like, and how can organizations reimagine their work experiences for the better? Here’s what you need to know.