The process of creating and delivering a manageable and effective benefit communication program can be a time-consuming undertaking, but by following some helpful tips and best practices, you can streamline the success of your program.
Know what benefits your organization provides and how they work:
Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) conduct a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefit trends.
Here are the main points of the 2016 survey:
Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight-loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets.
Instead of setting a goal to lose weight fast this New Year’s, set a goal to lead a healthier lifestyle. Common lifestyle New Year’s resolutions include the following:
Certain changes to some ACA requirements take effect in 2017 for employers sponsoring group health plans, such as increased dollar limits. To prepare for 2017, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy.
Here are some of the requirements effective in 2017. Note this list is not exhaustive and may not be applicable to you.