Communication strategies refined as open enrollment season looms
In this Employee Benefits News article previewing open enrollment season, Jen explains why “it’s always a good idea to encourage employees to [actively] re-enroll,” and why employers may want to steer employees toward specific benefits.
It is far less expensive for organizations to keep good employees than replace them. Among the steps organizations can take to retain employees are those that address the fundamental needs of people to be safe, healthy, and well. According to a 2015 Benz Communications survey, 64 percent of employees in organizations believed to effectively promote health and well-being say they plan to continue working in those businesses for at least the next five years.
Listening In (With Permission): Jen Benz on how personalizing employee communications can change health care
Jen joins Suzanne Delbanco of Catalyst for Payment Reform in this podcast to discuss a range of topics related to employee benefits communication, including personalized messaging, technology trends, privacy concerns, and the age old challenge of getting consumers to engage with their health.
Ready for Prime Time? Using Video in Benefits Communication
Thanks to YouTube and smartphones, video has become ubiquitous on the internet, in social media and, increasingly, in employee benefits communication. Jon Stuckey, our director of creative technology and innovation, weighs in on the best ways to use video for benefits communication.
How employers can effectively communicate with employees about healthcare and wellness
Health care is one of the most important benefits employees will take advantage of in their careers, but many employees don’t think about or fully understand their benefits until they have a situation where they need to use them.
In this interview series focused on how health savings accounts will impact the future of health care, UMB Healthcare Services President Ben Morris kicks off part one with Jen, who discusses how employers can help employees better understand their health care options and benefits. The interview, originally posted on UMB’s blog, is featured in the May issue of America’s Benefits Specialist.
Open enrollment success depends on good communication
Even when there are only modest changes involved, “annual enrollment is an opportunity to galvanize people’s attention and get them to take the actions that you want,” Jen explains in this Employee Benefits News article.
Meet @Jen Benz CEO Benz Communications on Health Literacy
In this PopHealth Week podcast interview with cohosts Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters, Jen explains that basic health literacy is key for employees to choose and use their benefits correctly. Without it, there’s a cost to employee health and financial wellness as well as to the organization.
How technology and year-round communications get employees fully engaged with benefits
The medium truly is the message in this story that captured the live twitter commentary during the session that Jen led at last week’s 2016 HR Technology Conference in Chicago, “How technology and year-round communications get employees fully engaged with benefits.”
In an interview with WorldatWork’s Benefits & Work-Life Focus, Jen joins Home Depot’s Brandt Suddath for a look-back at how the superstore’s focus on financial wellness programs has been a win for employees—and the organization.