Addressing Health Equity

Employee Benefits

Addressing Health Equity

Combatting health inequity in a benefit program may be a daunting task for employers looking to save on cost and maintain a simplistic offering. However, there are ways to adopt enhanced benefits without breaking the bank. Employee perception of these offerings is key as employees may not access these benefits initially but appreciate the value these options can provide for future concerns.

To understand the population and make applicable changes to a total rewards offering, employers can look for input collected from employee surveys and reporting from vendor partners to make informed decisions.

According to Business Group on Health (BGH), expanding coverage for neurodiversity and transgender health care was the top addition for 2022 plan design changes.

Employee Benefits Priorities

(In order of highest importance)

  1. Health insurance
  2. Dental insurance
  3. Non-high deductible option
  4. Telemedicine option
  5. Wellness programs
  6. Multiple dental offerings
  7. 401(k) match
  8. Cash in unused PTO
  9. Student loan repayment
  10. Tuition assistance benefits
  11. Work from home/ flexible scheduling
  12. Generous parental leave
  13. Life insurance
  14. Mentor program
  15. Disability insurance
  16. Critical care insurance
  17. Hospitality indemnity insurance
  18. Pet insurance
Employee Benefits Team