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The future of benefits and health care: What's next?

The health care and employee benefits industries have faced a number of obstacles and challenges in recent years. As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, benefits advisors and their employer clients will once again need to adapt to a new landscape. From price transparency and rising health care costs to adopting new technologies and creating inclusive benefits packages, success in this changing environment will require adaptability and innovation.

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Inclusive health benefits can connect LGBTQ+ employees to quality care that addresses individualized needs while promoting an accepting workplace environment.

Diversity and inclusion initiatives for LGBTQ+ employees are essential to create a welcoming and accepting workplace. While a culture of inclusion can be fostered through day-to-day employee interactions, anti-discrimination policies, proper pronoun usage, dress code, bathroom policies and more, inclusive health and wellness benefits that address the unique health care needs of these employees and their families are also a key component.

Inclusive health care benefits are critical for HR and benefit leaders that want to support LGBTQ+ employees throughout their health care journey. Unfortunately, some employer health programs take a one-size-fits-all approach with offerings that don’t meet the complete needs of everyone. By offering personalized and inclusive health benefits, HR and benefit leaders can connect their LGBTQ+ employees to quality care that addresses individualized needs while promoting a comfortable and accepting workplace environment.

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