Resource: New Benefit Program Communication Checklist

Introducing a new benefit or employee program? If you have a change coming, you should begin planning for it well before it’s time for employees to choose their benefits. When employees don’t understand why a change is happening, it can often lead…


9 Ways to Ensure Your Employees Pay Attention To Your Communications

Getting—and keeping—people’s attention is becoming more and more challenging as we’re swarmed every day with instant communications and immediate, on-demand news. For those in HR and internal communications, this can be even more of a…


5 Insights from the 2022 Westcomm Benefit Communication Survey

The 2022 Benefit Communications Report: New Insights into What Works! report highlights the key findings from a comprehensive study of the attitudes and values of HR and internal communications professionals–straight from them!…


Three Simple Ways to Help Your Employees Understand the No Surprise Act

The No Surprises Act, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2022, means healthcare providers and insurance companies can no longer charge you for out-of-network care for most emergency services and non-emergency services (e.g., radiology,…


6 Benefits Communication Trends to Watch in 2022

The last couple of years have brought unique challenges to both employees and the workplace. As a result, what is important to employees continues to evolve when it pertains to their benefits. Here are six trends in benefits…


Begin Well: 10 Benefits Reminders for 2023

Updated November 2022 The start of new year is prime time to make benefits communications a priority. Employees have a fresh mindset. They’ve made resolutions and declarations to better themselves. We encourage you to help your employees…


Employee Benefits: A Move Toward Holistic Well-being

“If we leave the human factor out of our business calculations, we shall be wrong every time.”  – William H. Lever, founder of Lever Brothers Born in the 1850s, Lever was before his time—understanding the importance of holistic health…


Narrow Networks: What Your Employees Should Understand

Updated July 2022 Narrow provider networks are becoming a common part of employer-sponsored medical plans. For many organizations, these networks are the best option for controlling medical costs. That’s because narrow networks limit you…


Combat employee burnout

The Second Pandemic: Four Ways You Can Combat Employee Burnout

Updated January 10, 2022 Over the past year, there has been a lot of talk about burnout. It’s more than talk, though. Studies are showing it’s real—and impacting every aspect of life, including work. If you ignore it, your most valuable…


Four Tips to Help You Personalize Employee Retirement Communications 

Some reports say yes. Seven in 10 workers report they are at least “somewhat confident” about retirement savings, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald Research annual Retirement Confidence Survey. The survey…


Employee Benefits: Three Important Trends for 2021

Employee Benefits: Three Important Trends for 2021

With benefit communications as one of our specialties, our team at Westcomm is always absorbing all we can about benefit trends. We recently reviewed MetLife’s U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, which examines workplace dynamics and how…