There are three developments that have made communicating benefits harder than ever:
The increasing complexity of benefits, especially health benefits
The general difficulty in getting anyone's attention
The need to master multiple communications channels
Fortunately, there are new ideas and methods for communicating during the open enrollment period that will help you battle past these challenges.
This webinar will look at the thinking that lies behind successful open enrollment communication programs and shares some specific tips and techniques. Among the techniques we will explore are the use of video, social media, and “federated” creation of content. We can do better communication than ever, but we have to embrace the right tools and right mindset.
The retiring employee is eligible for Medicare but often does not understand the different plans available under Medicare, and turn to HR for help. HR, in most instances, also is not knowledgeable in this area unless they have a retiree program, which is not typical for most U.S. employers. In addition, active employees over age 65 are eligible for Medicare and need assistance understanding the rules surrounding Medicare eligibility for active employees.
This seminar will provide an overview of:
·Who is eligible for Medicare
·The different types of Medicare plans including Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans
·How to choose a Medicare Prescription Drug (PDP) plan
·A description of the Medicare Prescription Drug plan Coverage Gap
·Prescription Drug Creditable Coverage
·An explanation of possible cuts to Medicare funding (“Doc Fix”)
Now, more than ever, it's important to know how health care reform will affect you, your employees and your business. Don't miss this interactive webinar discussing the sweeping transformations involving health care changes and employee benefits. In this webinar, our expert on compliance, Penny Boyd, will guide you through topics such as: W2 reporting, uniform summary of coverage, open enrollment checklists, dependent issues, and focusing on how grandfathered, non-grandfathered and self-insured plans must comply with new regulations.
Our speaker, Penny Boyd, is CBP's compliance specialist. As Compliance Coordinator, she brings over 25 years of experience in Employee Benefits, Compensation and Human Resources to the team. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and a longtime member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits. Penny's most recent work experience was at The Dannon Company, Inc., as Manager of Employee Benefits. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Anthropology and studied Law after graduating.
As an employer, you understand the challenges of running a successful company. In today’s competitive economy it is critical to stay on the cutting edge in all aspects of business to grow and thrive. One area that businesses need to focus on are benefits.
An often misunderstood and overlooked component of a benefits offering is long term care insurance. While many large corporations have already implemented long term care benefits for employees, the vast majority of business owners have not.•A study by the MetLife Mature Market Institute estimates that long term care issues cost American industry 29 billion annually in lost productivity, over 50% of caregivers are full time employees.
•43% of those needing long term care are working age adults between the ages of 18 and 65.
•The average annual cost of care in the US is $70,000.•The Tax “Triple-Play”
•Premiums can be 100% tax-deductible to a business
•Premiums are not considered income to the employee
•Benefits received are generally tax-free
•Selective Offering – not subject to discrimination testing
•Relaxed Health Screening – can be offered with significantly reduced health questions
•Work site Discounts – coverage can be discounted from standard rates