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By introducing more flexibility, Hi Marley doubled its employee utilization of wellness benefits
Hi Marley is taking the insurance technology market by storm with a modern communications platform that enables insurance carriers to provide delightful experiences for policyholders. Along with reimagining insurance for the 21st century, the company is also reinventing its approach to employee experience. Historically, the...
Comparing prepaid cards, marketplaces, and card-connected wellness benefits
Finding the right solution for your workforce is stressful. For People Teams investing in wellness benefits, there are countless tools and platforms, few of which will actually meet their workforce’s needs and expectations. Here are the factors to consider when introducing or automating your wellness benefits programs, along with a...
Level up your employee benefits with 401(k)s powered by Betterment
The Great Resignation has made hiring talented individuals more competitive than ever. As employers step up their offerings, we're excited to be partnering with Betterment for Business – one of the best solutions to enhance overall compensation. At JOON, we think that legacy software and poor user experiences turn too many...
Comparing pre-tax and taxable wellness benefits
Wellness benefits – from HSAs to gym reimbursements and everything in between – are an increasingly popular aspect of compensation packages. In order to compete effectively, People Teams and Finance Teams must understand how wellness benefits work from a compliance and implementation standpoint. Generally speaking when it comes...
Guide to tax withholdings, payroll, and expense reporting on wellness and fringe benefits
As People Teams seek cutting-edge ways to achieve higher workforce retention and satisfaction, wellness benefits have become an increasingly popular initiative. But like any HR program, there’s always a risk of contributing more manual work, room for error, and tax implications. The term wellness benefit itself is vague, and can...
OLIPOP’s mission to make the world healthier and more bubbly starts with wellness for its workforce
OLIPOP is the new, prebiotic soda that is disrupting the soft drinks market. With flavors ranging from Vintage Cola to Strawberry Vanilla, OLIPOP achieves a familiar taste without being packed with sugar. But it’s rapid success hasn’t only depended on wholesome ingredients – the company also takes a forward-thinking approach to...
JOON raises $2.3M to power HR wellness benefits that employees actually use and appreciate
JOON, the turnkey corporate wellness solution replacing one-size-fits-all perks and manual expense reporting with flexible and individualized benefits, today announced that it has raised a $2.3M Series Seed. The round was led by Alpha Edison with participation from Rock Health, Sweetgreen Co-Founder Jonathan Neman, Livongo Co-Founder...
How to design wellness benefits that your workforce actually uses and appreciates
As an increasing number of employees experience stress and burnout, many organizations determined that investing in wellness is a top priority for improving their overall compensation and retention strategies. Unfortunately, some well-intentioned People Teams have been frustrated by trying to design a generous and inclusive wellness...
How to budget and calculate the ROI for wellness benefits
People Teams seeking to budget for and invest in wellness benefits must know how to make a compelling case internally. Fortunately, there’s now overwhelming evidence for the ROI of wellness benefits along with a number of other initiatives that can be safely scaled back for cost-savings due to remote work. Salary isn’t enough...
Spot bonuses or wellness benefits? How to create better compensation and win the war for talent
People Teams frequently ask us for recommendations for attracting and retaining top talent. Should they initiate Summer Fridays or a #kudos channel on Slack? How about spot bonuses and wellness benefits? A record number of employees are quitting their jobs. Combine that with the long-term “skills mismatch” problem and it’s no...
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