Matt Frost identifies best practices for attracting talent and keeping relationships with employees strong — through simple communications that make the first impression count, convey honesty, and express genuine interest in what matters to employees.
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David Rowlee and Chris Dustin discuss why it’s important for employers to identify and evaluate key drivers of employee engagement each year. They also examine key drivers common among many employers today — including their employees’ perception of strong senior leadership, confidence in having pathways to learn and grow within their organization, and sense of fair compensation.
Chris Rataczyk provides perspective on the importance of an objective pay program in building the foundation for a destination-employer workplace. He examines pay equity implications and how to identify pay equity gaps and opportunities.
Steve Mann discusses how an effectively designed, executed and communicated executive benefits program can help employers pay for performance and protect against the risk of losing key personnel. He looks at “golden handcuffs” plan design ideas and other low-cost options, and apart from benefits, points out the importance of developing an engaging workplace culture.
George Katsoudas offers insights and guidance on navigating the possible repeal of PPACA and its replacement with AHCA, including addressing the uncertainties and taking advantages of the opportunities.
John Edgerton, Kevin Cipoletti, Chris Shofner and Cherie Toffoli explore how the move from a fully insured to a self-insured medical plan provides more control over healthcare costs, lower fees and the potential for other savings. They also identify an entirely new set of options that employers must understand and address when they self-insure.
Controlling Healthcare Costs Through Innovative Methods That Target the Root Causes of Price Increases
Mark Rosenberg, Betty Gwinn and Jill Watson share insights and success stories on how reference-based pricing helps to counter inconsistent medical service pricing, and the use of a pharmacy benefit manager can control spiraling specialty drug costs.
Rhonda Marcucci, Sean Goheen and Ben Yomtoob describe how “help me choose” and “help me use” healthcare decision-support tools are a win for employees and employers alike. The increasingly sophisticated technology supports mutual cost management advantages, increased productivity and greater employee satisfaction.
Rick Strater, Ansu Kpandeyenge and Caroline Melson discuss how private exchanges can help resolve the dilemma of providing benefits that fit diverse workforce needs and preferences, including an increasing expectation for personalization, while keeping rising costs in check.
Tim Easterwood and Richard Egleston explore how employers can cost-effectively differentiate themselves by filling benefit gaps with a variety of newer, innovative voluntary options that appeal to unique populations with distinct preferences.