In fact, the greatest obstacle toward getting an answer to these questions isn’t that the wrong questions are being asked, but the tidal wave of ideas and promised solutions these questions are generally met with.
Sound familiar? We hear you. The Consiliarium team knows that if you work in Finance, HR or are a businses owner, you are likely receiving calls on a weekly basis from insurance agencies hoping to work with you and “solve all your problems”. What’s worse, is that they all claim to do the same things.
For that reason, rather than telling you what we do, Consiliarium looks for opportunities to demonstrate what we do by providing you with a complimentary, high-quality report that we call a benefit program assessment. The goals of our assessment are the following:
- Identify opportunities for savings on all lines of employee benefit insurance coverages with no benefit reductions,
- Identify where insurance coverages uncessessarily overlap or where excessive insurance is being purchased,
- Identify benefit program compliance gaps or liabilities, and
- Assess if your current insurance benefit investment is meeting your strategic benefit objectives or if your investment “mix” should be re-allocated.
Any savings we secure and observations or recommendations we share are retained by you regardless if you decide to engage with us formally as your employee benefits broker-consultant.
What we need from your team
You will find that the benefit assessment is an extremely light lift on your team’s end. All we would need to conduct the assessment is the following:
Typically, there is a standard report that you can download out of your payroll software program listing the fields needed to price your various lines of insurance coverage.
Copy of Benefits Booklet
A copy of any internal materials summarizing your benefit coverages and employee vs employer contribution amounts is helpful for evaluating the portfolio of what you offer and to provide you with benchmarking against what similar groups within your same industry and geographic proximity are doing.
Letter of Authorization
The last item we would need is a letter of authorization for each insurance carrier which is what enables us to reach out to your insurance carriers to gather the data necessary for the assessment with no impact to your in-force benefits broker. We would provide you with the letter, it would just need to be put on your letterhead and signed. Your in-force broker would continue to be paid and treated as the primary insurance carrier contact.
What you can expect from our team
Depending on your current funding arrangement and the amount of data we are able to obtain, we generally provide a 30-40 page report with detailed overviews of the following aspects of your insurance programs.
4-5 Year Historical Financial Look-Back assessing carrier profit margin
4-5 Year Self Funding “What-if” Look-Back
Renewal Rate Management Evaluation with Actuarial Review and Negotiation Point Rationale
Historical Claims vs Carrier Trend Analysis
Comparison of Plan Design & Contribution Strategy against Local and National Benchmarks
Employee Contribution Strategy Overview & Recommendations
Claims Utilization-based Employee Education & Engagement Opportunities
Wellbeing Program Recommendations based on prevalent claims conditions
Prescription Drug Transparency Solutions
Ancillary (Dental, Vision, Life, Disability) Gaps Identification & Marketing
Employee paid Voluntary Benefit Recommendations
Workforce demographic evaluation to guide benefit strategy setting process
Technology solutions to streamline HR administration & Employee Decision Support
What’s your benefitness? If you are interested in receiving a complimentary benefits assessment from our team, click the “contact us” button below and select “Complementary Benefit Program Assessment” in the purpose of contact drop down. We would love to meet you and help you identify savings within your benefit programs!