Employers in today’s marketplace are faced with a rising number of potentially daunting responsibilities, not the least of which is securing a reliable and sensible health insurance plan for employees. The most central priorities for an employer in this position are typically to select a plan that simultaneously provides employees with high-quality insurance coverage and… Read More

The Best Tools to Educate Employees on New Plans

Annual enrollment periods are important for employees as the choices they make can affect more than their health, it can affect them financially. If an employee spends less than 30 minutes selecting their benefits, this could have long term repercussions for both them and the employer. According to MetLife, a comprehensive benefits program increases productivity… Read More

Open enrollment can be a stressful time for individuals throughout the organization, particularly for HR teams that are being tasked with multiplying their daily tasks for an extended period of time. Successful open enrollment renewals begin with clear communication throughout the process — from benefits teams to HR departments through to individuals within the organization.… Read More

It can be challenging to navigate your employees’ healthcare needs, costs, and plans. What is more, you may not be sure of the most efficient way to communicate changes in healthcare benefits to your staff. From the language you use to exchange information with workers to knowing how your company’s structure might be modified to… Read More

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has interrupted many businesses across the country. While it’s unclear how long COVID-19 will continue to affect organizations, many employers are looking to the future of employees returning to work. Echoing the sentiments of public health officials, a return to normalcy won’t be like flipping a switch, but rather a gradual… Read More

How to Make Sure Your Remote Employees Feel Engaged

Even during normal times, it can sometimes be hard to determine how engaged your remote employees are and the best ways to keep them at the most committed, interested, and responsive. During extraordinary times when a large part of the workforce has suddenly had to transition to working from home, both workers and managers can… Read More

We’ve compiled a robust set of resources to help HR, Employers, and Employees navigate the Coronavirus crisis. You can download the complete list of available resources here and contact us at ESIS to request specific resources from the library.… Read More

Any type of change in life can be frustrating and unnerving, particularly when you are making a change that will affect hundreds or even thousands of employees. You want to know that you’re making the right decision as getting the wrong provider or plan can dramatically change the success of your open enrollment period —… Read More

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted on March 18, 2020, requires employers to provide paid leave to workers for certain purposes related to COVID-19. This Compliance Bulletin contains guidance from the DOL about the new paid leave requirements.… Read More