Tag Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Evolving the benefit mindset: Mapping out a blueprint for the health plan of the future (Part 8 in series)

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When it comes to health care benefits and overall wellbeing, it’s time for greater value in the form of better outcomes, better cost and a better experience employers and employees alike. Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Optimizing and aligning the benefits experience (Part 7 in series)

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It’s important to go beyond programs alone to ensure that your employee experience is aligned with the organization's purpose and values. An optimal benefits experience delivers an employee experience that "meets them were they are" and helps them need make the best decisions for themselves and their families. Continue reading →

Why now is an opportune time to revisit your employee assistance program

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Despite their potential, EAPs have historically been under-used by employees, with observed utilization rates of about 3%-5% reported by some Willis Towers Watson clients. But employers can use the programs to enhance overall employee wellbeing. Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Creating an intentional subsidy strategy (Part 6 in series)

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Many companies are spending significant sums each year to provide employee benefits that may not be needed or valued by their employees. How can employers help ensure that their benefits contribute to the attraction, retention, wellbeing and engagement of employees? Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Aligning benefits with organizational purpose (Part 2 in series)

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With today’s unprecedented rate of change, low unemployment and continuous disruption, employees are looking for differentiated work experiences that offer personalization and choice, as well as stability. As organizations evolve their mindsets to this new way of thinking, they have … Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to the pace of change (Part 1 in series)

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Louis Pasteur famously observed that “fortune favors the prepared mind.” This seems particularly appropriate as we reflect on the pace of change in business and the challenge of designing and delivering a competitive and differentiated employer-sponsored benefits portfolio. Today, HR … Continue reading →

To reduce employee stress, make sure you’re addressing the right culprit

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You might think employee stress comes from a poor sense of work-life balance and 24 hour access to email, but our research suggests that’s not the case. So what’s causing employees to feel stressed and what can employers do to … Continue reading →

A Total Rewards lens can bring the new U.S. tax law into focus

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Many, but not all, corporations are in the enviable position of determining how to spend expected savings created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). There are any number of ways to do this, including, for example: … Continue reading →

How to make your employees even smarter (when it comes to benefits decisions)

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Melissa Halverson, Benefits & HRIS Manager for WAXIE Sanitary Supply shares how her company modernized their benefit delivery with Rob Harkins of Willis Towers Watson at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. In my experience interacting with … Continue reading →