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7 Open Enrollment Solutions for Today’s Challenges

Travis Turner and Stephanie Eisele

Open enrollment solutions involve developing and arranging multiple pieces for the best impact | Corporate Synergies

On par with most employee benefits, the open enrollment process has transformed in recent years, causing employers of all sizes and industries to seek open enrollment solutions to common challenges. Often, this means rethinking and revisiting their engagement strategies. HR … Read More

Using Data to Craft a Competitive Recruitment and Retention Plan

Pamela Smith

Keep attracting employees and candidates with a data-backed, competitive recruitment and retention plan. | Corporate Synergies

By looking at industry trends, benchmark data and demographic surveys, your consultant can help you craft a competitive recruitment and retention plan. While many workers are quitting their jobs, most are actually switching jobs. Employers in all sectors are working … Read More

Marketing Your Benefits: How to Create Competitive Messaging

Pamela Smith

Effectively marketing your benefits helps employees listen and understand how to utilize them | Corporate Synergies

Having the best benefits package does little good if job candidates—or current employees—don’t understand its value and how to use it. In a hyper-competitive hiring environment, we know candidates are evaluating all aspects of a potential new employer, especially benefits. … Read More

Are You Spending Your Wellness Incentive Dollars Wisely?

Gary Cassidy

Employers should be rethinking how spending wellness incentives can drive health outcomes | Corporate Synergies

Increase ROI, drive wellness program engagement and encourage long-term behavior changes through efficient use of wellness incentive dollars. The point of a wellness incentive program is not to give people what they say they want; it is to inspire changed … Read More

Our Take: Participants Will Need Help Navigating OTC COVID-19 Test Coverage

Corporate Synergies

Insurer OTC COVID-19 test coverage processes vary which can be difficult to navigate | Corporate Synergies

Employers must review carefully and communicate OTC COVID-19 test coverage details to participants, especially if they offer plans from multiple carriers. Effective January 15, 2022, group health plans and health insurers must cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests without any cost-sharing … Read More

Our Take: HDHPs Promote Cost-Conscious Behavior, Survey Shows

Corporate Synergies

HDHPs promoted cost-conscious behavior and encouraged enrollees to shop around for medical care | Corporate Synergies

A new survey shows that HDHPs are another tool employers can use to promote cost-conscious behavior for plan participants. As healthcare costs continue to rise for employers and plan participants, healthcare consumerism and benefits literacy education remain an important tool … Read More

Overcoming Challenges for a Smooth Open Enrollment

Nicole Mitchell

Relax and follow this advice for a smooth open enrollment process this year | Corporate Synergies

A smooth open enrollment can help reduce employee confusion and questions throughout the year. Here’s our advice to achieve it. As Corporate Synergies’ plan administrator, I can relate with the HR departments of our clients. One of the biggest topics … Read More

4 Tips for Managing Open Enrollment During Disruptions

Corporate Synergies

Avoid toppling your employee benefits strategy when conducting open enrollment during disruptions | Corporate Synergies

Flexibility and communication can help employers and employees avoid issues when conducting open enrollment during disruptions, like COVID-19. Managing all the moving parts of open enrollment is a complex process at the best of times. Rely on your trusted partners … Read More

Corporate Synergies releases The Current Insurance Journal 2021

Corporate Synergies

The award-winning The Current Insurance Journal featuring top industry thought leadership is now available. | Corporate Synergies

Camden, New Jersey, June 1, 2021— National employee benefits broker Corporate Synergies has released The Current Insurance Journal 2021, an annual publication featuring over 25 selections of benefits journalism from their experts. In its ninth edition, The Current offers powerful business … Read More