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Your health benefits package is becoming increasingly crucial to employee recruitment and retention. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted this reality in a story about employees who left their positions for ones that offered greater flexibility to manage their health care and that of their parents and children. Flexible leave is one strategy for keeping valued staff.
We can do more. Employers can save time and money by teaching employees how to navigate the health care system more efficiently and by ensuring that their health benefits are user friendly.
Health care has became big business. Our perceptions of health care practitioners as noble healers who look after our every health care need are nostalgic and not much else. We must face the fact that these practitioners are in the business, not just the profession, of health care.
Employees need to …