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Hit Reset on Health and Group Benefits

September 1, 2020

This series covers opportunities for employers to evolve their employee benefits strategies as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
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We’ve experienced unexpected and significant changes to the way we work in 2020, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are facing many new challenges as they make plans to restore stability, and now have a unique opportunity to Hit Reset on Health and Group Benefits. Employers need to take a step back and re-examine the purpose of employee benefits in their total rewards package, to re-define strategic and financial priorities, and to meet the evolving needs of their diverse employee population.

In this series, Willis Towers Watson experts explore various benefits programs and provide practical recommendations on how employers can take advantage of the opportunity to review their benefits programs and create greater alignment with their future goals.

Table of Contents

  1. Rethink employee benefits in the wake of COVID-19

    By Alan Silver

    As we emerge from COVID-19, employers have an opportunity to broaden their view of employee benefits and take targeted actions.

  2. Seize the day: Assessing leave programs in a COVID-19 world

    By Jackie Reinberg

    We share basic tenets of time away policies and suggest some steps employers can take as they navigate COVID-19-related challenges.

  3. Managing through COVID-19: Using integrated data to drive decision making

    By Thi Montalvo

    Despite lingering unpredictability, employers can leverage data to realign benefits, strategies and financial planning for 2021.

  4. 7 considerations for resetting employee benefits priorities

    By Mark Hope

    Review plan metrics and set strategic guideposts to lead your organization out of the current health and economic crisis.

  5. Employers must take bold action to address the current mental health crisis

    By Abinue Fortingo

    During the pandemic, the state of employees’ mental health has gone from problem to crisis.

  6. How should employers think about resetting health benefits post-pandemic?

    By Drew Hodgson and Courtney Stubblefield

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed problems in the U.S. health care system. Employers have an opportunity to help change the system by hitting reset on their health benefits.


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