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Conner Strong & Buckelew Expands HR and Employee Communications Toolkit with Virtual Solutions

September 14, 2020

Employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm launches Virtual Open Enrollment and supporting digital communications tools to more effectively reach remote employees

Camden, NJ – September 15, 2020 – To help companies better navigate remote workforces, Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, has expanded its suite of employee benefit tools to include more virtual options for communicating with employees. The new additions to the company’s HR and employee communications toolkit include solutions for hosting virtual open enrollment meetings and connecting with employees individually to discuss their benefits packages.

Virtual Open Enrollment
Incorporating both a virtual, organization-wide benefits meeting as well as one-on-one sessions between an employee and a benefits expert, Conner Strong & Buckelew’s virtual open enrollment will transform the typical annual open enrollment meetings into meaningful, productive employee checkpoints. With new scheduling tools, employees can request 15-minute conversations with an open enrollment educator to ask specific questions in a confidential space.

Virtual Communications Tools
Conner Strong & Buckelew will now offer Virtual Flip Books as part of its HR tools to communicate benefits details to employees located anywhere in the world. These assets can be embedded directly into the benefits portal or other employee-facing website and can be updated at any time, decreasing costly reprints for companies and ensuring employees are accessing the most up-to-date coverage details. Further, the Virtual Flip Book is more user-friendly than a static PDF, especially when viewed through mobile or tablet interfaces.

“With more organizations working remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic, employee benefits and HR professionals must continue to find new ways to communicate,” said Joseph DiBella, executive vice president, managing director, health and benefits practice leader of Conner Strong & Buckelew. “Our expanded HR and employee communications toolkit leverages technology capabilities for HR teams to better address and respond to employee requests on a case-by-case basis – a necessary advancement for organizations that must now communicate with a largely remote workforce.”

In coordination with its new virtual solutions, Conner Strong & Buckelew will continue to offer BenePortal, an online benefits resource where employees can access benefit plan documents, insurance carrier contracts, forms, guides, links and other applicable benefit materials 24/7; Employee Health and Wellness Tools; Member Advocacy and a nurse advocacy program as part of its comprehensive employee benefit services.

Employee Health and Wellness Tools

  • BenefitsPerks – A discount and rewards program allowing consumers to receive discounts and cash back for hand-selected online shopping at major retailers.
  • GlobalFit – A program for employees to take advantage of low-cost gym memberships at over 10,000 gyms nationwide.
  • GoodRX – A prescription drug price comparison tool allowing employees to search for retail pharmacies that offer the lowest price for specific medications.
  • HealthyLearn – A health and wellness educational resource with interactive features including a symptom checker, mental health guide, stress management tool, and much more.

Member Advocacy

  • Member Advocacy – A service that allows employees to speak to a specially trained Member Advocate who can help them get the most out of their benefits.
  • BeneRN – A service provided by Guardian Nurses in which nurses operate as guides, coaches and advocates for plan members who are struggling with multiple, complex healthcare issues.

To learn more about Conner Strong & Buckelew’s HR and employee communications toolkit, please visit our Employee Communications webpage.

About Conner Strong & Buckelew
Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management, and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. The firm is an industry leader in providing high-risk businesses with comprehensive solutions to prevent losses, manage claims, and drive bottom-line growth. Its employee benefits practice focuses on providing best-in-class benefits administration, health and wellness programs, and strategic advisory services. Founded in 1959 with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Florida, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of over 400 professionals, serving clients throughout the United States and abroad.

For more information, visit www.connerstrong.com or follow us on LinkedIn (@ConnerStrong&Buckelew), Twitter (@connerstrong), Facebook (@connerstrongbuckelew) and Instagram (@connerstrongbuckelew).

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