There's Help — and it's Free

San Francisco, CA — Effective benefits communication is the key to meaningful employee participation and a company’s return on its benefits investment.  As benefits managers are increasingly asked to do more with less and be as — or more — effective, Jennifer Benz urges them to, “Take advantage of all of the free resources available to help you work smarter.” Jen is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Benz Communications, a leading HR and benefits communication strategy boutique.

“The web makes it easy for companies and organizations to share.  And share they do.  Free tools, resources, and content that support benefits managers abound.  From health programs and communications toolkits to strategy and planning tools, it’s all there on the web, easy to find, access, and deploy.  We’ve assembled a selection of our favorites to help you get started,” stated Jen.

Following is a compilation of Benz Communications’ favorite free resources from the web.

Health Programs Employees Can Use
SparkPeople – Interactive online weight-loss program
Fit day – Online diet and weight loss journal
Text4baby – Texts to help women during pregnancy and child’s first year

Member Benefits
NBGH – Toolkits, health tips, and a health index
PBGH – News, reports, and other resources
NCHC – Facts and resources on health care, a breakdown of topics, a map on news from around the country, and more

Communications Toolkits and Content
CHF & NBGH – Toolkits to help employees understand how health care works
SHRM – Toolkits on benefits, business leadership, compensation, consulting, employee relations, ethics, and more
Health America – Employer wellness toolkit that includes posters, newsletter articles, and brochures

Strategy and Planning Tools
Metlife Open Enrollment Toolbox – Learn how to improve your open enrollment communication with these tip sheets
Blue Cross — How to implement and maintain a worksite wellness program
CDC Lean Works! – A workplace obesity prevention program

About Benz Communications
Benz Communications is a benefits communications strategy boutique creating integrated employee benefits campaigns for employers committed to nurturing high-performing and satisfied employees. Benz Communications’ clients include Fortune 500 companies, Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, and small- to mid-size companies.  Additional information about Benz Communications may be found at

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