Communications

13 11, 2015

Top Tips For Effective Communication

By |November 13th, 2015|Communications|Comments Off on Top Tips For Effective Communication

ThinkstockPhotos-76756624It’s that time of the year again for many employers to review their benefit plans with their employees.

You must ask yourself, though: are you getting a clear message out to your employees?

Whether you’re just wanting to get a message across [...]

27 04, 2015

Health Insurance Between Jobs…What Are Your Options?

By |April 27th, 2015|Communications|Comments Off on Health Insurance Between Jobs…What Are Your Options?

Historically, The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) was the best choice. COBRA gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances, like job loss. If [...]

4 03, 2015

Be Prepared For IRS Reporting

By |March 4th, 2015|Communications|Comments Off on Be Prepared For IRS Reporting

The ACA requires Applicable Large Employers to offer health insurance that meets certain requirements to full-time employees or pay a tax penalty. The ACA also requires Applicable Large Employers to file new tax returns with the IRS about the coverage offered. The reporting rules sound complex, but they really boil [...]

6 08, 2014

Why Is Open Enrollment So Important?

By |August 6th, 2014|Communications|Comments Off on Why Is Open Enrollment So Important?

For individuals who aren't eligible for employer sponsored healthcare, the place to go is the exchange. In fact, over 8 million people purchased coverage through the exchange already. That number is expected to grow.

But what will it cost? In a few short months we will know.

If you’re an individual and [...]

4 03, 2014

Exciting Changes to our Monthly Newsletter!

By |March 4th, 2014|Communications, HCW Company News|Comments Off on Exciting Changes to our Monthly Newsletter!

Eyes on Benefits NewsletterHill, Chesson & Woody has experienced a lot of change over the last 14 years! We have grown to almost 70 employees – that’s almost 70 subject matter experts with experience across all aspects [...]

20 09, 2013

Narrow Network Health Plans: Can Directing Care Achieve Better Results And Cut Costs?

By |September 20th, 2013|Communications, Health Management|Comments Off on Narrow Network Health Plans: Can Directing Care Achieve Better Results And Cut Costs?

Intel Inc. announced that it had decided to contract directly with a single provider system rather than working with a national commercial health insurer for 5,400 employees at its manufacturing plant in Rio Rancho, N.M. This single provider system will administer Intel’s benefits for eight health plan options and better [...]

26 07, 2013

Communicating The Benefits Of Your Employee Healthcare Plan

By |July 26th, 2013|Communications|Comments Off on Communicating The Benefits Of Your Employee Healthcare Plan

communicateWhen an employer effectively communicates to employees the value of their benefits plan, both the company and the employees benefit. Employees’ favorable perception of their benefits, prompted by thorough and consistent communication from the employer, can result in more responsible use [...]

31 01, 2013

Changing Communications With Employees

By |January 31st, 2013|Communications|Comments Off on Changing Communications With Employees

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” This memorable quote from the movie Cool Hand Luke encapsulates a problem many of us face, particularly at work, where miscommunication can really cost you money.

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7 01, 2013

Communicating the Affordable Care Act to Employees

By |January 7th, 2013|Communications|Comments Off on Communicating the Affordable Care Act to Employees

As the date for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act draws nearer – Jan. 1, 2014 – you likely will have more inquiries from employees about exactly what the legislation means and how it will impact them. By answering such questions openly and quickly, you will build their confidence [...]

10 02, 2012

What is Effective Human Resources Communication?

By |February 10th, 2012|Communications|Comments Off on What is Effective Human Resources Communication?

At Hill, Chesson & Woody, we have a number of routine communications that are researched, written and disseminated to our clients, each with it's own purpose. The goal is to provide key information in a way that is purposeful, convenient and informative.  These pieces include:

Benefits Bulletin – Whenever one of [...]

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