How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Aid Employee Benefits Selections

Written by Korrie Bird | June 20, 2018

Most employers recognize the critical role that benefits play in employee recruitment and retention. They’ve responded to the ever-growing benefits demand by bolstering offerings and ensuring access to the best options.

That means employees now have more benefit opportunities at their fingertips than ever before. While that’s great news, it creates a big challenge for HR professionals. 

How do you educate and guide employees to make the best decisions for their unique life situations?

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Webinar | Understanding Flex Spending Compliance

Written by Larry Grudzien | June 19, 2018

FSAs can do some heavy lifting for your benefits plan – they allow employees to save pretax dollars for healthcare costs without the price tag of other financial wellness initiatives.

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Topics: Webinar

Standing Ovation: Recognizing Exceptional Employees | Russ Nasyrov

Written by Christine Frisch | June 15, 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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Mitigate Headaches Associated With Health Plan Consolidation by Using Integrated Benefit Management Software

Written by Christine Frisch | June 14, 2018

In 2017, over 50,000 merger and acquisition deals were announced globally, and first quarter of 2018 showed record-breaking M&A activity. The sizes and shapes of these organizations vary, but the challenge for many HR teams remains the same: After the dust of the M&A settles, how do we effectively consolidate disparate benefit management processes while maintaining a consistent, effortless experience for employees?

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Benefits Tech Connect: Windy City Event Recap

Written by Allison Loehman | June 8, 2018

We would like to give a big thank-you to everyone involved in last week’s Benefits Tech Connect event in Chicago! Brought to you by benefitexpress, Benefits Tech Connect is designed to bring together leading benefits insurance professionals for idea exchange and networking opportunities.

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A Simple Guide: How to Plan the Best Open Enrollment Communication Strategy

Written by Christine Frisch | June 5, 2018

With annual enrollment quickly approaching, you've probably been hard at work drafting and finalizing plan design, but have you taken time to review and set your enrollment communication strategy (ECS) goals?

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Topics: For Employers

Webinar | The Alphabet Soup of Carrier Integration: EDI vs. API

Written by benefitexpress | May 30, 2018

If you have ever compared benefits administration software vendors, you’ve likely heard the acronyms EDI and API presented as carrier integration offerings. At the core, both transmit data from one platform to another, but what is the difference between the two? And, most importantly, why should you (and your clients) care?

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Topics: Webinar

Help Clients Improve the Benefits Enrollment Experience for Millennial Employees

Written by Allison Loehman | May 29, 2018

With four distinct generations operating in today's workplace, benefit advisers and consultants are wise to build strategies that can best advise employers on how to craft a benefits enrollment experience that feels personalized and intuitive to their multi-generational population. But with many human resource departments strapped for time and resources, which generation should they focus their efforts on first in order to receive maximum employee satisfaction and engagement throughout the open enrollment period?

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Help Employees Choose Health Insurance With Decision Support Tools

Written by Allison Loehman | May 24, 2018

For HR professionals, if your organization offers a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), chances are you've experienced a variety of conversations with confused employees who eagerly signed up for the HDHP in hopes of reducing costs, but were not prepared for the reality of out-of-pocket expenses they are now facing.

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Webinar | COBRA Pitfalls: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Written by Larry Grudzien | May 15, 2018

Leaving the organization isn't the end of the benefits cycle for employees. This webinar focuses on how to avoid one of the most common compliance pitfalls in benefits ... COBRA administration.

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Topics: Webinar