Jennifer Benz

About the Author

Jennifer Benz is Chief Strategist and Founder of Benz Communications, a San Francisco-based consultancy that focuses on custom, comprehensive benefits and HR communications services. Jen is an active member of the Council for Communication Management, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Northern California Human Resources Association and Women in Consulting. Contact her at jen@benzcommunications.com.

What to Tell Employees About Health Care Reform: Tips For Enrollment

Last of three parts What’s left to say during enrollment if you told your employees everything else about the Affordable Care Act (see part 1 and part 2 of this series here) over the summer? Plenty! Enrollment shouldn’t be the first…

What to Tell Employees About Health Care Reform: Must-Do’s This Summer

Second of three parts Yes, you need to get your health care reform communication out this summer. That will get you ahead of the consumer marketing and state-led exchange education. Plus, it will give you time to tell your employees…

What to Tell Employees About Health Care Reform: Where You Should Start

First of three parts  It has been more than three years since we first told you what to tell employees about health care reform. We’ve gone on a roller-coaster ride since then, but the Affordable Care Act is moving full-steam…

Finally – Labor Dept. Sets Deadline to Tell Employees About State Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Labor just cleared up a piece of the ambiguity lurking in your health care reform communication strategy! You may remember that the DOL delayed the original deadline to send employees notification of the state exchanges. Well,…

A Health Care Media Onslaught Is Coming, But Will You Be Ready For It?

Have you noticed an uptick in stories on health care? The ugly “U.S.-pays-way-more-than-any-other-country-for-health-care” graphics we used to see only in boardrooms are making it into the newspapers. And the “health-care-is-still-broken” stories and the “don’t-get-left-behind Obamacare-101″ pieces keep coming. The surge…

How Benefits Communications Can Help the Fight Against Obesity

The story is getting scarier and scarier with each study. And yet, little is changing. Obesity rates continue to increase for all Americans to the point where doctors are witnessing unprecedented health problems in children. HBO recently aired a four-part…