For the past two years COVID-19 has been changing the employee benefits experience. Is this the “new normal”, or are we in a holding pattern, waiting for “normal” to become clearer?
At GroupHEALTH we’re planning for increased stability and a return to conditions that more closely resemble pre-pandemic economic conditions. But what we know – because we’re already experiencing it! – is that the need for quality employee health benefits will increase.
Here’s what we know the “new normal” includes:
Mental health support
The importance of mental health support and benefits have increased. Access to services like an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) (embedded in all GroupHEALTH employee benefit plans) ensure employees can easily get short-term counselling and online resources.
Digital platform & solutions
GroupHEALTH understands that both employees and employers benefit from digital services – which is why we went paper free well before the pandemic! We make sure that you can run your employee benefits plan, and your employees can use it, whenever and wherever they are.
Cost containment strategies
The “new normal” might not be “normal” at all, with volatility increasing. This is why GroupHEALTH added over 1,000 employers to our platform in 2021: our unique cost containment strategies help stabilize benefits costs for employers without sacrificing employee coverage.