This is a template for an employee announcement about health care reform. It includes an announcement of the new law, overview of the upcoming changes, and acknowledgement that much is still in flux. To use this template, you should review in detail and edit carefully to be consistent with your benefit plans, the tone of your employee communication and your benefits strategy. You may also want your health care consultants and attorneys to review all employee communication. Also please see our common sense caveat below.
Unless you somehow avoided all media exposure this weekend, you know that the House of Representatives passed the Senate health care bill and the reconciliation bill on Sunday. And, guess what, all of your employees know it, too. For the past year, you’ve been conveniently hiding out from employees, waiting for a decision from Congress, hoping that you could go on making small talk about Nancy Pelosi’s suits.
A recent survey from the National Business Group on Health finds that, although employees want to improve their health, the demands of work and personal life and overall stress make it difficult to meet their goals.