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Among the most promising HR technologies are cost comparison tools, interactive SPDs and telemedicine. (Image: Shutterstock)

Technology is transforming today’s health care system for the better–particularly for human resources departments charged with educating and engaging employees on their health care benefits. While rising costs, complex billing systems and health care illiteracy remain today’s top benefits-related challenges, new software solutions and tools geared toward the HR function have made them easier to tackle.

Fifty-nine percent of employers have adopted HR technology for benefits enrollment, administration or both, and those that haven’t are looking to start. Among the most promising HR technologies are cost comparison tools, interactive SPDs and telemedicine, which have shown strong signs of improving employee experiences, optimizing organizational resources and maximizing employers’ investments in health care. Here’s what you need to know about these health care benefits gamechangers:

 

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