Why do half the people who need healthcare opt out, choosing not to utilize their healthcare benefits? It’s the foundational question that, despite recent expansions of employee benefits offerings and the litany of digital health point solutions, continues to frustrate benefits managers and their employers. My career experience with both healthcare provider systems and healthcare […]
New disclosure requirements should bring more transparency to the health plan side of employee benefits and allow plan fiduciaries to know and understand all the ways, direct and indirect, everyone is getting paid. The changes will help the fiduciaries to identify and assess possible conflicts of interest.
If you haven’t heard of asynchronous communication within a workforce, it’s the practice of not bringing everyone together into regular large meetings. It means not requiring an immediate answer when sending an e-mail or another communication. Basically, it means employees have control over when they communicate with their teammates, and it’s perfectly designed for truly […]
For many, January is a time for new beginnings, to create plans for new accomplishments, or to get back on track toward reaching existing goals. And one of the top five New Year’s resolutions—after losing weight, of course—is saving money. January is also the start of a new healthcare plan year for many employees, presenting […]
A new final rule aimed at promoting transparency in health care will impose potentially burdensome new disclosure requirements on many group health plans.
Students, or anyone who has been a student, have a data problem, and it’s one they may not even know exists. The massive data set of student transcript information in the United States is largely inaccessible to the individuals it is designed to benefit.
Candidate data give recruiters a glimpse into the insights and experience potential hires can bring to a company. But that information also has personal value to the candidates who provide it. Recruiters and companies must recognize the responsibility that comes with gathering those data and be transparent about how they use and protect them.
With unprecedented numbers of employees shifting to remote work for many companies in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, managers are facing new challenges when it comes to supervising their teams.
It’s been under 6 months since WeWork was in such dire straights that it couldn’t lay off employees because it couldn’t afford their severance packages. WeWork’s initial public offering (IPO) went from one of the most anticipated public offerings to falling flat on its face in a heartbeat. Workers were fired or quit, and many […]
A recent survey found that approximately one-third of adults find ordinary health-related tasks, like correctly taking prescription drugs, challenging. This general challenge is often exacerbated by poor employee benefits communications. When employers fail to properly educate their employees on their employee benefits, those employees are much more likely not to take advantage of them.