Webinar | The Latest Developments in Health and Welfare Plans

Written by benefitexpress | August 10, 2018

We work in an exciting industry – which means quick changes are the norm, and adaptability is a necessity. Keep your compliance plans up to date with a download of all legislative changes since our last update webinar.

This webinar covered the latest on health care reform - legislation that's passed in the last six months, what's on the way, and what it means for your organization.

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How To Build Better Benefit Experiences for a Multi-Generational Workforce

Written by Scott Evans | August 3, 2018

The multi-generational workforce is not new  but the ability to customize and personalize benefits recommendations is becoming more accessible to companies of all sizes. Seasoned benefit advisers and consultants know that meeting employers' expectations for a positive benefits administration experience can be challenging — especially when considering the dynamics of a multi-generational workforce with varying health concerns and preferences at play.

With personalization for the multi-generational workforce becoming the new norm, benefit advisers must help companies create health programs that meet evolving consumer and generational expectations related to education and communication about their health benefit options.

The easiest (and most cost effective) way to do this? Use technology to personalize the benefits experience.

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Our #1 Tip for Picking the Best HR Software

Written by benefitexpress | August 2, 2018

Embarking on the HR and benefits administration solution provider selection process can be overwhelming  whether you’re seeking benefits administration, payroll, or a one-stop hub for all services. There are several options to consider before committing. So, how can you identify the best match? 

Our chief growth officer, Josh Trent, thinks it's pretty simple actually.

Here is his top recommendation to help you find the best HR software for your company or client.

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The Future Outlook of Benefits Administration

Written by Christine Frisch | July 26, 2018

Last week, we heard from experts on the current state of benefits administration, exploring the most recent trends in the category in preparation for 2018 annual enrollment and 2019 business planning. 

If you missed that blog post, go back and read it here

Today, we reveal our outlook on the future of benefits administration and discuss the direction in which the industry headed. Some concepts have been around for many years, while others are developing and adjusting as technology continues to advance and become more robust.

Spoiler alert: The future is certain to be a bright one!

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Benefits Technology Today: What Makes a Successful HR Pro

Written by Christine Frisch | July 25, 2018

Successful human resources pros possess a variety of noteworthy strengths, but in today’s technology-enabled HR services industry, perhaps their greatest skill of all is the ability to alleviate challenges and offer customizable solutions to employees who are selecting benefits plans.

Having spent three decades in this space, Michael Sternklar, chief executive officer and chairman at benefitexpress, offers perspective on how to use benefits technology to reshape employees buying decisions and take your HR game to the next level.

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The Current State of Benefits Administration

Written by Christine Frisch | July 20, 2018

With the 2018 third quarter already underway, and fourth quarter annual enrollment right around the corner, it’s important to take time to reflect on the current state of benefits administration for two reasons:

1) So you are fully prepared for what’s ahead in the remainder of the year, and 2) So you can begin to plan appropriately for 2019. Below is a brief overview of the trends experts are seeing within the industry.

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In the News: 6 Secrets to Effective Smarketing Alignment

Written by Josh Trent | July 19, 2018

It cannot be overstated: sales and marketing are critically interdependent. Our success as an organization is tied to how we work together, maintaining a seamless rhythm across and between each of our platforms.

For my part as a sales leader, we can have the best sales team in the world, but we won’t be able to move the ball forward without an equally nimble and strategic marketing team. And the same goes for our chief marketing officer, Julia Goebel. Her marketing team could be the most effective in the business, but will make little headway without a hard-hitting sales effort.

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Webinar | From Analysis to Action: How Personalization Can Lower Employer Costs and Reinforce Your Role as a Trusted Adviser

Written by benefitexpress | July 10, 2018

Personalization is everywhere – from Amazon to Spotify, and is now the expectation for consumers. Personalization in benefits elections is also the new normal, thanks to decision support tools and data analytics. Modern decision support tools draw on data points including demographics, preferences and medical need, all highly relevant towards personalization ... as opposed to the "one-size fits all" modeler of the past that relied on strict business rules.

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3 Ways to Motivate and Drive Employee Participation During Annual Enrollment

Written by Christine Frisch | July 3, 2018

Let's face it; annual enrollment is a process that rarely inspires much joy among employees. It can be confusing, time consuming and stressful. But, the fact remains that while benefits are the most important perk employers can offer employees, improving enrollment participation is one of the most challenging goals for HR professional to achieve.

So, how can you motivate employees to participate in annual enrollment? Keep reading to learn more.

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Standing Ovation: Recognizing Exceptional Employees | Tony Fournier-Ehrhart

Written by benefitexpress | June 22, 2018

A Standing Ovation is a special reward program at benefitexpress that honors two employees who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling our Community Pillars. Each quarter, nominations are tallied, read, and carefully considered before being awarded at our company “Town Hall” all-staff meetings where the final nominations are read aloud to highlight just how much the winners have done to deserve the award. Aside from the recognition, each winner also receives a check for $2,500.

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