The Benefits Workstation: 3 Podcasts presented by Benz
We joined the Ameritas Benefits Workstation podcast series for 3 new podcasts. Benz Founder and CEO Jennifer Benz and Senior Consultant Lindsay Kohler presented the tips and tools that are essential for successful benefits engagement:
Employees can—and should—do simple things today that will pay off big time down the road. But they don’t. Jen discusses what HR pros can do to make it easier for employees to make good decisions, and how they can make it harder for them to make bad ones.
Citing the newest Benz white paper, “The Value of Investing in Benefits Communication,” this planadviser.com article builds the case for year-round benefits communication. By making workers aware of health and financial benefits, employers can make their workforce more engaged and productive—and avoid costly expenses.”
In this column, plansponsor.com highlights the thesis in of the newest Benz white paper, “The Value of Investing in Benefits Communication”: “Employees need help with health and financial benefits year-round, and employees who believe that their employer cares about their health and well-being are more engaged.”
#Nextchat RECAP: Creating a better open enrollment experience
Jen joins the ongoing Twitter dialogue facilitated and hosted by SHRM, #Nextchat, for a lively discussion on creating a better open enrollment experience. Read the recap for the best highlights of the discussion.
#Nextchat: Creating a better open enrollment experience
Emphasizing the importance of the employee experience during open enrollment, Jen is quoted in the SHRMBlog, #Nextchat: Creating a Better Open Enrollment Experience: “Now more than ever, your employees need that help. As an issue brief from the Employee Benefit Research Institute states, ‘There is strong evidence workers simply lack the ability to navigate the complex and technical nature of health care,’ and Aflac finds that 54 percent of employees don’t want more control over their health insurance options because those decisions are too daunting.”
Trump’s Obamacare order will find fewer friends among Main Street Women
In a recent CNBC article analyzing the results of the third-quarter CNBC/Survey Monkey Small Business Survey, Jen is tapped to explain why the top issue for women responding to the survey was health care, while men cited jobs and the economy as the most important issue. "Women are more acutely concerned about their own health-care needs and that of their families, so it makes sense that that would extend to women business owners' concerns about their employees," Jen says.
As technology gets more sophisticated, employers can’t do enough to educate employees about their privacy and protections. Jen discusses the challenges employers face in using data to make employee benefits and HR programs more relevant in the latest issue of Workforce magazine.