Take the ALEX Back-to-School Benefits Quiz…and Win!

Ali Murray Benefits Communication, Fun Stuff

There’s a slight chill in the air, a pumpkin taste in your coffee and a look of sheer dread on every school kid’s face. (Except for the achiever-types: they’re STOKED.)

That’s right…back-to-school season has officially begun!

To honor this special time, we’ve compiled a pop quiz of benefits-related questions for you. And good news: it’s open book! (I.e. Google your heart out.)

Be the first to send an email with the correct answers to astroup(at) jellyvision.com, and you’ll win a fun little care package (and an A+ on the test, of course!)

Sound good? GREAT!

Now, pick up your number 2 pencil, and LET’S DO THIS.


When you subtract the maximum out-of-pocket for a single person from the maximum out of pocket for a family in 2017, what do you get?
a) $3,000,000,000
b) $7,150
c) Pi
d) $5,000


We all know that the only thing the ‘k’ in 401(k) stands for is a particular subsection of the Internal Revenue Code. However, if that “k” actually stood as a chemical symbol (e.g., a letter used to identify an element on a periodic table), to what element would “k” be referring?
a) Potassium
b) Benefitanium
c) Hydrogen
d) Kardashium


When were HSAs enacted as part of the Medicare Modernization Act?
a) 44 B.C.
b) About 7:30 this morning
c) 1990
d) 2003


Choose the correct spelling of the act allowing continued insurance to employees and their families after a qualifying event (commonly abbreviated as COBRA).
a) Consolodated Omnabus Budget Reconsiliation Act
b) Consaladated Omnibous Budgit Reconciliasion Akt
c) Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
d) Completely Outstanding Benefits Ra-Ra Act


This JPEG I found online fine art photograph depicts which politician (and pioneer of mostly-untaxed retirement plans)?
a) William Roth
b) Ben E. Fitz
c) IRA Glass
d) Beauregard Von Traditional-Plan


For your last question, please answer this bit of benefits trivia while doing a lap around the office in your sweatiest gym socks. In the United States, what percentage of workers at large businesses receive paid vacation days?
a) 0%
b) 110%
c) 45%
d) 86%

Allllright, everybody, time’s up and pencils down!
Before you forget, make sure to submit your answers for a chance at a little gift. And your only homework is to have a great rest of the day!

Can’t wait to dig into more ALEX until then? Check out:

The 2017 Ultimate Open Enrollment Communication Playbook (eBook)

6 Tips for Communicating Benefits to Millennials (eBook)

Transforming Boring Benefits Emails (an ALEX tutorial video)