Benefits communication

WHE05: New Tools for Health Care Consumerism | with Clayton Nicholas from Change Healthcare

April 18, 2014

Health care consumerism is a key part of most employers’ strategies for workforce health engagement. This involves tools, resources, education, and motivation to help employees and family members make decisions that optimize health outcomes and cost-effectiveness. What types of decisions? It could be choosing an appropriate hospital, a treatment type, a medication, follow-up care, whether […]

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WHE03: Matching Employees with the Right Hospitals for Advanced/Specialty Care | with Rick Chelko from EdisonHealth

April 16, 2014

Through EdisonHealth, members of contracting health plans can gain access to heart, valve, spine, and transplant care at some of the highest-performing clinics and health systems in the United States.  The EdisonHealth Network contracts with first-rate hospitals and clinics, and then extends the exclusive benefits of these contracts to participating employers and health plans along […]

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Fill ‘Er Up: Using Metaphor to Build a Mental Bridge [video]

December 4, 2013

“If you want to build impact, learn and practice to understand metaphors. Learn how to build mental bridges between something that’s hard to understand to something that’s a lot easier to understand.” ~ The Impact Equation, by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith Most employee communications about 401(k) and retirement savings are long and boring. So […]

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How to Sound the Alarm on a Burning Platform

September 23, 2013

In today’s noisy world, you need a platform if you want your ideas to be heard. But what if you don’t just want to share a good idea? What if you need to share an imperative … a “do or die” message that galvanizes people to make a major change? In that case, you’ll need […]

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HSA: The Triple Smart Way [video]

August 20, 2013

Many organizations are now introducing one or more HSA medical options for employees, or re-emphasizing their existing HSA option(s) for them. “As a result of rising premiums and the uncertainty being brought on by the Affordable Care Act, industry experts expect more employers to use account-based plans like high-deductible health plans. A March Towers Watson […]

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Explaining the Health Insurance Marketplace to Employees [video]

August 7, 2013

This short video is a light-hearted, visual approach to what could be a very boring topic. In the United States, the Health Care Marketplace (also called the “exchange”) is a key feature of the Affordable Care Act (often referred to as “Obamacare”). It’s intended to be an online marketplace where consumers can research available options […]

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Did You Hear Me? (Why You Need to “Triangulate” Important Messages)

February 20, 2013

The $1,000 Email Last week, the Dropbox account that our Aspendale team uses to share files in the cloud suddenly stopped working; we could still access our files, but we couldn’t upload more files. I investigated the problem, and discovered that Dropbox had sent me three emails over the last two months, indicating that it […]

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