The company said in a news release that the product is designed to help employers engage their workforce during open enrollment, implement new strategies, and optimize the value of their group benefits programs.
“Benefits programs can be a key differentiator for employers–especially during a down economy when employees are looking to the workplace for help in mitigating their financial exposure,” said Ronald Leopold, vice president, U.S. Business, MetLife.
MetLife said it worked with Benz Communications, a benefits communication firm, to create new resources in the Open Enrollment Toolbox, including guides for employers and brokers on how to simplify benefits, ways to make enrollment more effective, trends to watch, and how to get started with social media.
The new offering includes a podcast series on improving open enrollment experience, including programs about:
- Benefits communication: Leopold and Jennifer Benz, CEO of Benz Communications, discuss the business value of having an effective benefits communications strategy and provide suggestions for improving employee benefits communications.
- Tips for maximizing employee participation and engagement: Todd Katz, executive vice president, U.S. Business for MetLife, discusses a few strategic steps employers can take now with respect to benefits to make a significant impact on their upcoming open enrollment period.
- Utilizing wellness programs: Leopold discusses comparatively inexpensive and easily implemented health and wellness programs that can encourage a healthier, more productive workforce.
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