Canadian business leaders have learned that economic and social circumstances can change so quickly, and unpredictably, that the value of flexibility and cost-certainty can hardly be measured. You need to be able to make the right choices for your organization, at the right time, for all parts of your business.
When challenges or opportunities arise, your employee benefits plan needs to respond to the challenge. Here are three ways to ensure that your employee benefits plan works for you now, and in the future.
Build to suit now… and later
You should be able to tailor your employee benefit plan coverages and services for your people. When your people or their circumstances change, your coverages and services should be able to change with them. Sometimes external circumstances will require you to change your approach; other times it’s because your business is growing and evolving.
This is one reason GroupHEALTH avoids off-the-shelf solutions: instead, our benefits platform is designed for configuration, to give our clients maximum flexibility to respond to new needs, and new circumstances, whenever and however they arise.
Control costs now… to avoid surprises later
There are certain parts of most employee benefits plans – prescription drugs, paramedical expenses, disability claims – that can have a disproportionate impact on your plan’s costs. But increases in these areas aren’t inevitable, and there are solutions that don’t involve cutting coverage! A good plan can contain these costs, making them more predictable and allowing organizations to control cashflow.
GroupHEALTH specializes in these “cost containment” solutions. By focusing on root causes, employers can avoid unexpected increases at renewal that go far beyond the rate of inflation. Plus, when circumstances change, the employee benefits plan remains predictable and affordable.
Use coverage now… and benefit later
Your employee benefits plan is there to provide your employees with the support they need when they experience a health event. But your employee benefits plan can do something even more powerful: it can help prevent health events! By giving employees access to preventative health services now, they can avoid physical, mental and financial challenges later.
That’s why embedded into GroupHEALTH employee benefit plans are services like access to virtual healthcare, mental health support and personalized physical fitness programs. Healthier employees, and employees that have access to preventative healthcare, will have less health problems. And this benefits not just your employees and their families, but your business as well.