Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits Foundation

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While health care reform hasn’t gone into full swing mode yet, your business can lay a firm foundation for 2015 by following these simple tips:

Choose a Benefits Strategy

Though penalties may not yet be a reality, now is the time to plan ahead and make benefits decisions for 2015.

As you research, keep in mind that it’s not simply a benefits package you should be after. Since health care costs continue to rise at rates faster than inflation and wages, businesses should look to experts to help build a benefits strategy that will carry their company into the future.

Prepare Employees for What’s Ahead

Though your company cannot protect employees from all of the changes coming their way, you can prepare workers by providing them with the right information and resources to make the best decisions possible.

Help your employees make smart choices by clearly communicating benefits options, and explaining how they can access resources to help them make informed health care decisions.

Embrace Workplace Wellness and Prevention

Wellness programs give employees the opportunity to take advantage of healthier lifestyles, while possibly lowering the long-term benefits costs by encouraging employees not to skimp on regular preventive care.

Though companies have sought wellness programs and preventive care for years, in 2014 they have the option to offer employees attractive incentives to get involved with those programs and kick poor health habits for good.

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