It’s no secret that health care costs are rising. Higher priced plans impact everyone, both employer and employee, and breaking the news to your team is never easy. How do you help your employees make the best choices for their particular situations and their pocketbooks while also managing the bottom line?
Communicating your benefits programs during open enrollment is one of the most important things you’ll do all year, and it can be challenging even in the best of times. So how do you gracefully communicate bad news?
Keith Kitani’s Employee Benefit Views column in Employee Benefit News online offers these tips:
- Know your employees
- Drive open communication for open enrollment
- Emphasize gains, not losses