Defined contribution is a strategy that has been around for many years. Most employers are familiar with the concept… but now you can apply it to your employee benefits package. The program is available for employers with 10 or more employees.
Most employers will use the prior year total employee benefits expense as a starting point. You will be presented a range of options showing how the money can be allocated. This is the beginning of a fixed healthcare budget. Gone are the days of accepting large increases, changing the deductible, or switching carriers because of a “one size fits all” approach.
There is an unfortunate truth with employer healthcare costs – employees are not aware of the vast amount of money that is spent each year. You can effectively change this by giving them the money and allowing them to pick what they want.
Employees access a benefits portal that has been populated with their information. The pre-selected plan designs are available for them to compare coverages, prices, and can even make recommendations based on their individual needs. The money you are contributing will help them make a decision based on their personal budget. An educated, benefit consumer is born.
The portal is available year round for employees to log-in to learn about their coverage, update personal information, and take control of their benefits.
The top concern we hear from employers is that their employees won’t know how to use the portal, and therefore, won’t be able to adapt. You will be surprised.
JJAN helps you make this transition smoothly. We engage with employees face-to-face to show them how it works. We help employees log-in, teach them how to compare plans, show them how much money is being spent, and guide them through the portal until their elections are made.
There was a recent study done by one of the premier ancillary benefit carriers in North America. The survey was sent to the HR Departments and CFOs of mid-large customers asking, “How much do you spend on your employees for benefits each year?” The average response they received was $10,000.
Then, a survey was sent to the employees of those same companies. They asked, “How much does your employer spend on your employee benefits each year?” The average response received was $3,000.
The shift to Defined Contribution was born. Why not just give the money, and let them buy what they want.
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This PDF includes information on how to begin the process of transitioning to defined contributions.
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