Things to do with Your Benefits Program Before Year-End

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Helping your employees step into the new year on the right foot doesn’t just feel great it’s also the perfect way to make sure your programs continue to have healthy participation all year. Here is an updated post that includes tips to boost your benefits program before the end of the year.

Benefits Review

It’s that time of year again – either open enrollment is over or you are gearing up for the fall open enrollment showdown. Whichever camp you fall into, the end of the year is a great time to tidy up and get ready for an exciting new year.

However, before the end of the year, we recommend a benefits review for your employees if you haven’t had one already. What’s a benefits review you might ask? Well, it’s an opportunity to remind employees of the benefits they currently have access to but more importantly it allows you to outline steps they need to take to better utilize them.

For instance, if you have a new health wellness program in place, outline the steps employees need to take to make sure they’re able to get reimbursed for things like gym memberships or how to sign up for contests. New HSA, let employees know about the contribution limits and the dates they need to meet in order to stay compliant.

Holiday Spending Tips for Everyone

The end of the year likely means a lot of holiday spending. It seems every year the retailers start holiday shopping even earlier. Unfortunately, many employees go into debt to make sure the holidays are special. Don’t miss an early opportunity to help them set some boundaries.

If you offer financial wellness, connect with your provider to find the latest tips for the season. If not, send out some educational resources to employees to help them not overspend or go into credit card debt. Goal-based budgeting is always a good one here.

End of the Year Survey for Employees

Finally, what better way to give back than to get back some feedback! Send out an anonymous employees wellness survey at the end of the year. Ask employees how they feel and what they’d like to see in the future.

You can use employee surveys not only to keep your benefits offerings running smoothly but also to see how employees feel about how your organization is doing overall.

Even though there are just a few months left in the year, it’s not too late to improve your benefits programs and finish the year on a high note.

And as you prepare for next year, learn how to create a better budget for wellness. Hopefully, these tips helped. Feel free to contact us in the comments below.


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