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Building a Solid Foundation: The Essential Role of Regular Check-Ins with Your Employee Benefit Provider

by Ben Naus, Business Development Consultant


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Delving into a topic of great significance – the importance of consistent service and check-ins from your employee benefit provider. Just as I champion the notion of understanding the core purpose in business, I also emphasize the need for businesses to regularly evaluate the execution and specifics of their employee benefit plans.



The Significance of Regular Check-Ins:


In the realm of employee benefits, consistent check-ins form the bedrock of success. Your benefits provider should transcend being merely a service; they should be a true partner in your business journey. Whether it's biannual, quarterly, or monthly – the frequency matters less than the dedication to ensuring your benefit plan is not just operational but optimized.  Educating your employees to be responsible consumers of the plan will ensure your plan is sustainable over time.

 


Tailored Customization and Plans:

 

The ideal benefits provider should tailor plans to suit the unique needs of your business. Just as we urge leaders to grasp the core purpose of their organizations, benefits providers should comprehend the intricacies of your business to design a plan that is both sustainable and supportive of your employees' well-being.  Flexibility ensures you can meet the diverse needs of your team.

 


Agile Support:

 

In an ever-evolving business landscape, your benefits provider should be agile, ready to adapt to the changing needs of your organization. The ability to pivot and adjust the plan ensures it remains aligned with your business objectives and the evolving needs of your workforce.

 


Personalized Involvement:

 

Whether you prefer an involved partnership, with your benefits provider acting as an extension of your HR department, or a more hands-off approach – the choice should be yours. A great provider is adaptable, tailoring their level of involvement to meet your specific needs and preferences.

 


Benchmarking for Competitiveness:

 

Staying competitive as an employer is vital for attracting and retaining top talent. Your benefits provider should bring industry benchmarks to the table, helping you understand the standards in your sector. This ensures that your benefit plan not only meets but surpasses the expectations of your employees, reducing the risk of staff turnover.

 


Embracing the Human Element:

 

Behind every benefit plan are real people with real needs. Your benefits provider should acknowledge this human element and show genuine interest in the well-being of your employees. Check-ins should extend beyond administrative tasks; they should provide an opportunity to discuss the well-being of your team, address concerns, and reinforce the sense of partnership.

 

In conclusion, the importance of regular check-ins with your employee benefit provider cannot be overstated. Just as leaders seek to understand the core purpose of their business, it's equally crucial to regularly evaluate the execution and specifics of your employee benefit plan. It's not just about functionality; it's about ensuring that your plan aligns with the unique needs and goals of your organization. Let's work together to build a solid foundation, ensuring that your employee benefit plan is not merely a program but a powerful tool for attracting, retaining, and supporting the incredible individuals who contribute to the success of your business.




Peak Benefit Solutions Inc. was established in 2008 and have helped more than 400 clients from entrepreneurs, manufacturing, professional services and public organizations with their comprehensive benefits planning. Every step of the way, we are with you.



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