We’ve all seen them, or gotten them. You are fortunate enough to get a job at an employer who offers benefits. Or, you get an opportunity to make changes in your benefit choices once a year during open enrollment. Your human resources department hands you a folder. A folder containing many different forms, brochures, booklets, flyers. All of them from different companies or organizations. No clear instructions, no sense as to what to fill out first, or how to fill it out.
It’s not because the human resources staff is trying to make this process difficult. Quite the contrary – they want it to be easy for you. If it’s easy for you, it’s easy for them. But they only have the materials they’ve been given by their third party administrators (or TPAs): the health insurance company, the 401(k) vendor, the dental insurance provider, for example.
What if there was a way to stop the spread of the dreaded employee benefits folder? There is.
It’s called strategic employee benefits communications, and it does the following:
– Increases employee retention and satisfaction
– Reduces the stress on human resources staff
– Reduces the cost of benefits over time (educated employees choose and use benefits more appropriately and cost-effectively)
– Reinforces your employer brand
– Helps you stay in compliance with State and Federal regulations
– Reduces the stress of choosing benefits
– Makes them feel like the company cares about them
– Helps them understand the choices they have
– Empowers employees to make the right choices for their individual needs
– Makes it easy to get the paperwork done
Some of our clients, like Manpower and Charter Manufacturing, have already stopped the spread of the dreaded folder, and we can help you to do the same.