The United States now spends almost twice as much on healthcare as other advanced industrialized countries, even though just a few decades ago our healthcare spend was closely aligned to that of other countries. As a result of the rising cost of healthcare, changes to employment and benefits laws and the availability of new benefits options, the employee benefits landscape in the U.S. has also been dramatically altered. One in four Americans now report that the cost of healthcare is the biggest concern facing their family, according to a Monmouth University poll. This makes it more important than ever for employers to offer their employees the guidance and tools they need to manage their healthcare plans and costs. Here are three approaches to help employees manage their healthcare expenses:
One of the biggest barriers to increasing employee engagement with and enrollment in pre-tax benefits is simply a lack of education. At 24HourFlex, it is one of our priorities to make sure that employers are equipped with the tools they need to inform their employees about their benefits with high-quality, accessible content.