6 Things Employees Want to Know During Open Enrollment

HR and benefit communicators routinely face the challenge of getting and keeping their employees’ attention. You know what employees need to know;, and you want to make sure they read, watch and listen to the materials you distribute. One…


The Advantages of Elevating Your Employee & Benefit Communications

One third of U.S. adults report not fully understanding their health benefits— a fact that’s costing employees and employers alike. Additionally, 66% of employees wish they were more informed about their benefits throughout the year so…


Promoting HR Benefits to Employees Year-round

Companies spend big bucks on employee benefits—millions of dollars in many cases. Naturally, they want employees to understand the value of those benefits as part of their overall compensation. Yet many companies only communicate about…


5 Employee Communications Trends to Watch in 2022

The employee workforce has changed drastically in the last couple of years—and internal communications departments have had to find ways to adapt along with it. In fact, employee communications is more important than ever as they help…


Going Global? Six Tips for Providing Translations for Your Multilingual Audience

If you have multilingual employees or customers here in the United States and abroad, then it’s likely you’ve had to consider communicating to a multilingual audience. Unfortunately, too often, translating a communication or collateral…


Three Tips on Nailing Your HSA Communications

Are you introducing a Health Savings Account (HSA) with your medical benefits this year? Or trying to improve engagement of HSAs because (as you know!) they’re undervalued by employees? Or maybe you have employees who are confused about…


Make Your HR Portal a Resource Your Employees Actually Use

Updated February 2022 Employees need an online space to find everything they need to know about their benefits. While we always encourage employers to build a benefits website (especially one outside of the firewall so spouses and…


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Begin Planning Now for Benefits Open Enrollment

Updated April 2022 As you begin planning for your company’s next benefits open enrollment, the best place to start is with last year’s process. Did you meet your goals? What kind of feedback did you get from employees? What communication…


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5 Things to Know about Building Resiliency in Your Workforce

Updated April 2022 If COVID-19, the Great Recession, supply-demand issues and worker shortages have taught us anything over the past couple years, it’s this: employers must elevate efforts around mental wellness. Increase awareness. Talk…


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COVID Vaccine Communications: What Role Will Your Organization Play?

Last year, employers found themselves communicating regularly about protocols that had never been part of their standard operating procedures before this. Now things like social distancing and wearing a face mask are a normal part of…


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How to Use Data to Make Your Benefits Communications Relevant & Meaningful

Updated April 2022 When it comes to benefits communications, one size does not fit all. In fact, it’s almost guaranteed if you try to tell every employee everything about every benefit, your communications will fail to resonate with a large portion…


Employee Communications – Start the Year Right

Start the Year off Right with 10 Employee Benefits Reminders

We realize you just finished (survived) open enrollment, and the last thing you want to do is think about communicating any more about benefits. However, the start of new year is one of the best times to make benefits communications a…


“Self-Care” Not a Buzz Word; Offer Your Employees Mental Health Support

Across the globe, employers are seeing the need to scale-up their investments in mental health. Employee wellness programs are moving beyond gym memberships and instead providing support for employee mental well-being, including tools such as…


Health Is More Than You Realize – Employee Engagement Campaign

There’s a lot of talk about social determinants of health. But what exactly does that term mean? What are social determinants of health and how do they impact work within social services? And, most importantly, how can knowing about the…


Four Ingredients for a Great Benefits Website

Four Components for a Great Benefits Website

Updated April 2022 Every year, organizations spend million$ of dollar$ (literally) to provide benefits to their employees. However, many employees don’t understand all of their benefits—nor realize the value of what they are actually…


Telehealth’s Moment Amid COVID-19

Telehealth is not new. In fact, many providers have been trying to get some traction with telehealth for years. It has been used in some situations, such as for a sick kid away at college or an ill family member on vacation. But, the…


EAP: A Key Mental Health Benefit

Updated July 2022 Most of us feel dread when we think back to the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a difficult, life-altering time. Yet there was an important positive that came out of it. We saw—and continue to see—several of our…