Comprehensive health benefits remain a crucial element in employee recruitment and retention. Still, nearly half of employees don’t fully understand their benefits and 80% don’t open benefits communications from their employers.
Blue Shield of California recognizes the shared responsibility of health plans in educating a workforce. It’s why we built resources – from healthcare basics, to matching the right plan to the person and getting the most out of a benefits package – with information specifically for group coverage members.
An easy way for employees to learn more about coverage is to visit our extensive, user-friendly Covered with an employer page. Featured on the page are:
- A short video on the basics of understanding coverage through an employer
- “Things to consider” questions to guide an employee through choosing a plan
While it’s never a bad time to learn about health care, typically, employees seek plan information when they are newly hired, during an annual open enrollment, or after a major life change like marriage or having a child. During these times, reminding employees of Blue Shield’s array of resources can alleviate the work of HR departments and increase the knowledge of (and appreciation for) employer coverage.
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