How to eat healthy and stay productive while WFH
For employees still working from home, an ongoing challenge has been the need to continue replacing in-office meals and snacks themselves. Rising costs combined with an increasing demand for healthier meals presents an opportunity for forward-thinking employers. Many workers struggle to find the time or budget to buy and prepare meals...
Modern alternatives to Wex for Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSAs)
Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSAs) are a broad category of benefits that have exploded in popularity amongst forward-thinking employers recently. Insurance brokers and consultants are increasingly asked by clients to create RFPs and find solutions for administering LSAs, and should be wary about recommending legacy vendors like WageWorks...
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...
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...
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...
The key to a successful wellness benefit is a card-connected experience
One of the most frustrating challenges for People Teams creating great employee experiences is when initiatives fail despite being exactly what employees asked for. Employees criticize their employer for not prioritizing their wellbeing, but then no one uses the generous wellness benefits offered (okay, 24% of employees according to...
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