Screen-Shot-2014-07-03-at-11.44.07-AM-e1404402279425“Employee benefits education is important for the success of both consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) and wellness programs, especially when employees are still getting comfortable with how they work,” according to the Health Trends Institute.

“Considering 71% of participants in Aflac’s 2014 WorkForces Report have not heard the phrase ‘consumer-driven healthcare’ and only 9% believe their human resources departments have communicated extremely effectively about healthcare reform and subsequent changes to their benefits packages, there’s clearly ample opportunity for employers to increase their education efforts.”

“It’s in an employee’s best interest to understand the value of consumer-driven healthcare benefits—their participation in CDHPs and wellness programs can affect their physical and financial well-being. And employers want to encourage their participation in any program that promotes potential cost-savings.”