Brokers must work with clients to develop and execute a year-round benefits communications plan – educating employees on how they can make more informed choices when it comes to not just choosing health plans, but using them wisely throughout the year.
For those of you looking to build long-term, consultative relationships with your clients and genuinely serve as trusted partners, here are some ways you can make it easier to incorporate voluntary benefits into existing plans
Fast-emerging competition, societal and lifestyle shifts, technological advances, and shifting business models are just some of the trends contributing to the enormous changes occurring in the workplace benefits landscape today.
I’m really excited to introduce you to three dynamic women who are full of treats and not tricks, though they do all have some incredible skills in the benefits world that they are willing to share with all of us.
This enrollment season, employers that offer family-building benefits have the most to gain as these benefits help attract talent, support employees, decrease health care costs, show the company’s values and enable a more productive work environment.
While the medical health care industry is transitioning from the broken fee-for-service model by incorporating capitated payments and responsible risk-assumption, pharmacy pricing structures still very much value volume.
Carving out time to plan and create a vision for the future keeps your organization ahead of the curve and allows you to continue providing cutting-edge support even as benefits trends, the workforce and decision-makers change.
As the summer months wind down, brokers and agents have a great opportunity to reach out to their clients and discuss how they can educate employees on the role of supplemental dental and vision insurance policies in helping cover these important health checkups.
This article will address what brokers ought to look for in a “digital EAP,” from the technology itself (does it just replicate an existing service in digital form or does it transform that service into something significantly more efficient and effective?) to evaluating whether your EAP partner is capable of providing thorough and comprehensive implementation support.
While brokers and their clients are constantly reviewing and updating their benefits offerings to best serve their employees, those same employees are often unaware of those benefits, much less how to make them a part of their daily lives or find them when they need them.
This month, I’m excited to introduce you to some new friends, Cindy, Jessica and Jeanne. They are not only thriving in their business world, they are all looking to connecton an association level and to help educate not only their clients, but their peers.
The gap between employer HSA offerings and employee engagement may seem as unbridgeable as the Grand Canyon. Fortunately, there’s a key to narrowing the chasm, and it lies in addressing employee health literacy.
According to new LIMRA research, approximately 70 percent of small employers offering insurance benefits obtained coverage via an agent or broker. However, this person has not necessarily achieved “advisor status” in the employer’s mind.
This month, I’m very excited to introduce you to Emma, Dawn and Mollie. I’m just in awe of these women; they are all very inspirational and kicking it from all corners of the country, as well as helping others along the way.
The acceleration of technological innovation is propelling the benefit carousel faster each year, making it challenging for many brokers and employers to keep up with changes and new products in the market.
It's vital that we actively listen to our clients if we want to maintain a truly consultative relationship within their organizations. Here's five sentiments that have already been expressed by decision-makers in 2019 regarding employee benefits.
Ongoing shifts have motivated many expert advisors, thought leaders, and health care entrepreneurs to seek better ways to deliver health care to employees, with the goal of reducing costs for the employer and the employee while improving care delivery and outcomes.
Direct primary care physicians are able to achieve better access to medical care, better quality of care, and lower overall health care costs because they can offer their patients both immediate access and more time.
Plan design is the answer; it is an upward climb, it is not an easy path, it requires an expert with experience, it is not going to be an instant fix, and the climb to the top may require training and muscle memory, but it is beautiful.
I recently attended the Ascend Conference in Nashville and Q4Live in Tampa and was pleasantly surprised to find an enormous amount of collaboration and discussion among industry leaders who were freely giving away their special sauce.