Posted September 20, 2017
Employee benefits plans do a lot more than provide insurance coverage. They offer security and support efforts to recruit and retain engaged workers. Explore four valuable contributions benefits can make to your business.
- Attract new talent – Top job applicants look for positions with employers that offer quality benefits plans for their families’ health care needs. Invest time researching benefits offered by competitors. Try to match or exceed these plans and coverage levels to provide an attractive package of benefits to prospective team members.
- Keep great employees – Towers Watson research discovered job security is a primary reason many employees are attracted to an employer. Quality work and a great benefits package help keep them on the job. According to U.S. News and World Report, employees who are satisfied with their benefits also are likely to be satisfied with their work.
- Maintain healthy employees – Healthy employees tend to be happier and more content with their work. Focus on wellbeing to assist employees in maintaining good health and developing balanced lives. This includes offering wellness programs and benefits that inspire employees to pursue healthy life choices for the long term. Educate employees about their benefits throughout the year and encourage them to use preventive features to maintain good health. Learn more about employee wellbeing by watching this thought-leadership video.
- Encourage engagement and satisfaction – AON reports that employees are more engaged and productive at work when they don’t have to worry about whether or not their benefits will help them take care of health needs. Provide plans employees want by asking for feedback on current plans and new options. Ask employees to rank benefits choices, and design packages based on their suggestions.
Explore the security and value of offering dental and vision benefits by reviewing benefits offered by Ameritas.