When Walworth County makes employee benefit decisions, it keeps the ripple effect in mind. For a governmental unit, the ripples start with the employees that it wants to recruit and retain. Those employees typically place a high value on access to health care. But the ripples extend outward to impact all the taxpayers who live in Walworth County, located on the southern Wisconsin border.
You have to “plot and plan” your communications – and your benefit strategies – if you’re aiming to help employees become better stewards of health and health benefits. That’s the advice of Pamela K. Appino, PHR, Director of Human Resources at Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. in Loves Park, Ill. Aqua-Aerobic Systems designs and manufactures wastewater treatment equipment and systems for municipal and industrial markets.
Even a good wellness program can benefit from a fresh approach.
Is working on wellness with a limited budget wearing you down? If you’re a small employer, you have an opportunity to get a budget boost for your wellness efforts.
By Paul Roelke, member services advisor
I’d like to share a story about how cost and quality information
can make a difference in the lives of your employees.
Before The Alliance introduced its Find a Doctor tool, we shared
cost and quality information through our QualityCounts®
program. I was at a benefit fair held by an employer in the Madison
area when I shared the big differences in costs charged by
different hospitals, clinics and imaging facilities for tests like
CTs and MRI scans.