What Causes High Group Benefit Renewals & Premiums to Increase? Wastage!
Wastage happens in 3 different ways
Apathy is the greatest threat. You may be happy with your plan, happy with your Advisor but lurking underneath could be a monster siphoning off money you’ll never get back each and every month. Regular reviews and monitoring are essential to containing costs.
2. Lazy Plan Designs
Wastage can also happen the moment the plan has been designed. If employees have benefits that are assigned to them that they don’t need, want or use – wastage happens. The coverage needs to be reflective of the strategic need you have for employee benefits. Templated plan designs that can’t be customised will cause rot quickly.
3. Wrong Structure
We often see organisations in the wrong structure. Traditional insured programs that have a history of reasonably stable claims are often better suited for a structure with return of unused premiums. The premium refund method is the most fair structure available, yet seldom introduced by Brokers.
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Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
What providers do you work with?
We have access to the vast majority of employee benefits, wellness, EAP and group retirement programs. Once we have a discovery call, we’ll be able to design your plan with your needs in mind.
What do benefits typically cost?
A better way to address the benefits proposal process is to think about how much you want to spend per month, on a per employee basis. Here’s a quick article to help you get off on the right path.
What kind of coverage do you offer?
What kind of coverage do you need? We design plans based on what your organisation needs to keep your specific employees healthy and engaged. We don’t put benefits or coverages in a box. During our discovery call, we’ll uncover what’s important for your program.
Aren't all Brokers the same, why should we consider OnPoint?
Brokers generate quotes and sell on price, and might monitor the plan for you. OnPoint is a benefits consultancy, who understands the total rewards space. We rely on understanding your company, use data to benchmark your plan and have software programs built on A.I. to uncover risks. Benefits (health, wellness, retirement savings), and the technology to deliver benefits, is all we do. When you engage us, we’ll share our full service offer to showcase more of you get by working with a firm like ours. You’ll be surprised at the amount of value we provide!
We've looked at the Chamber's plan, and like the concept of the "pool." Do you have something similar?
In a pooled program, like the Chamber’s plan; you’re either being subsidized or subsidising other businesses claims. Yes, pooled programs generally help keep premiums smooth and for many small businesses pooled programs are ideal. There are many different pooled programs. Let’s make sure you’re in the best one. So yes, we have access to several programs!
Are EAP programs really worth it? Do they work?
As part of our “better wellness” focus, we help assess the mental wellbeing aspect of benefits. EAP’s are a relic from the past and we have some wonderful ideas and programs we can explore that will offer immediate access (no hoops to jump through) for your staff and provide lasting, meaningful results. Let’s upgrade your mental wellbeing support. EAP is employee assistance program.
Do you help with group retirement savings plans?
Absolutely, we have a neat concept we’d love to share with you on how we integrate these into your program. Ask us about it. Whether you’re looking to have a matching program, offer it as a voluntary plan or want a full pension style program we can source the best options for you and handle all of the governance associated with these types of programs.