2016 is coming to a close, and we’re on the brink of ringing in a new year that will undoubtedly bring new complexities and challenges to employee benefits. In 2017, it will be more important than ever to stay informed of the latest trends and issues emerging from the benefits landscape, and though January hasn’t begun, it’s never too early to start. Here are three benefits trends to look for in the year ahead.
Educating employees about their benefits options is critical. We’ve talked about its importance before, as well as different tactics you can use to help inform your organization. But if you’re like me, your to-do list is a mile long and things have to be prioritized.
If employee education has fallen to the bottom or even the middle of your list, get ready to move it to the top spot once you’ve read about this new, eye-opening statistic.
Without a doubt, 2015 was chock-full of milestones for the world of benefits administration (new technologies, new legislation, etc.). There were so many changes in 2015 that HR professionals might feel as if they’re doing business in the Wild West. It can sometimes seem like the industry is becoming a world full of unexplored boundaries, new territory to be claimed and new rules to live by.
The bad news for those who aren’t on-board with 2015’s changes?