Singing the Open Enrollment Blues

August 14, 2017 Tags:

We’re in the dog days of summer. Temperatures remain high, families are preparing for the start of the new school year, and businesses are gearing up for one of their most stressful seasons of the year–open enrollment. From October through November, employers present health insurance plans and other benefit options available to their employees for the next year.


How to explain HSAs to employees who don’t understand them

August 4, 2017 Tags: , ,

High-deductible health plans with health savings accounts are becoming more popular as benefits consumerism increases throughout the country. Enrolling your employees in HDHPs is one way to educate them on the true cost of healthcare. And if they use an HSA correctly, it can help them better manage their healthcare costs, and yours.


Employees, Stressed by Benefits Decisions, Want More Help

July 26, 2017 Tags: ,

Recent surveys on how employees select benefits provide insights for improving open-enrollment communications and employee engagement.

“Benefits enrollment is a time of confusion and stress for many employees,” said Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision, a provider of benefits administration software. “The result is that many employees make decisions they later regret, often at a time when they need their benefits the most.”


Artificial Intelligence Can Free HR Professionals to Focus on Strategy

July 21, 2017 Tags: ,

A type of AI has also made inroads in the employee benefits arena in the form of “robo-advisors” that automate investment portfolio processes and advise employees on 401(k)s and retirement planning. …applications like ALEX from Jellyvision use AI elements to guide employees through topics like benefits enrollment, medical insurance plans, retirement savings and financial wellness.


Hirsch, Jellyvision offer answers amid Affordable Care Act uncertainty

July 19, 2017 Tags: ,

A graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law, Kurt Hirsch, chief financial officer of Jellyvision, is well-known for his incredible work ethic and ability to take challenges in stride. And while many companies involved in benefits may be worried about the Affordable Care Act, Jellyvision promises that “confusion has a cure,” which Hirsch fully embraces.