Passion, accountability and integrity are why firms across Canada and the US choose Jones DesLauriers to partner with when it comes to establishing a Health and Wellness Benefit program. Employees are a company’s most important asset and an engaged and healthy workforce is a key component to any firm’s success.
Jones DesLauriers offers the unparalleled advantage of our in-depth knowledge of local markets, proprietary cost-efficient processes, innovative policy development and strategic plan designs, and we use that knowledge and experience to provide smart, tailor-made solutions that meet your precise business requirements and corporate objectives.
Beyond securing your business, our ultimate goal is to earn your trust, and prove throughout the course of our relationship, that at Jones DesLauriers, we care, and we have you and your employees’ best interest at heart.
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Strategic Components of Group Insurance
Insurance companies set rates based on demographics, claims experience, mortality tables and morbidity tables. At Jones DesLauriers, our actuaries continually monitor the incumbent insurer to make certain their rates remain accurate and competitive without the requirement of a full market study.
Employers want access to the most efficient way of monitoring plan administration. Timeliness and accuracy are critical to ensuring claims are paid correctly and only for participants who are, in fact, eligible. At Jones DesLauriers, our careful Plan Administrators manage all of the above seamlessly and take the worry and inconvenience away from you, the plan sponsor.
It is our mandate to remain on the leading edge of industry issues, services and best practices, while consistently delivering an unparalleled standard of service.
At Jones DesLauriers, it is our job to ensure our clients’ contracts function and integrate effectively with one another and that all benefit offerings, policies, procedures and contracts are compliant with corporate objectives, employment standards, human rights laws, regulations and government policies. We also monitor and audit insurers to ensure they remain consistent and accurate while adjudicating claims. All Health Care Benefit programs are currently highly regulated on both national and local levels. That’s why at Jones DesLauriers, we are committed to keeping our clients well informed about emerging legislation and regulatory changes.
Consulting Strategy and Design
Our core competency at Jones DesLauriers is consulting in plan strategy and design, and we work with management to provide a quality Health Benefits Plan within a responsible financial framework. Our role is to educate, consult, and facilitate the essential fundamentals of the entire benefits program. We also act as plan architects and provide organizations with a blueprint for ongoing and future success. There are several main advantages to employee benefits, namely to attract new employees and help maintain existing staff. There’s access to insurance without medical evidence at a reduced cost, and all premiums paid by businesses are a tax deductible expense. We offer innovative and strategic solutions that serve your precise business requirements, meet corporate objectives, and help maintain quality benefits within a relative and responsible financial framework.
Employee & Plan Sponsor Communication
Helping employees fully comprehend and appreciate the value of the significant investment that you as a plan sponsor have made in providing your employees with a benefits program is an integral part of our consulting services at Jones DesLauriers. Through our comprehensive and informative programs, employees learn how to fully understand their contract and benefits, how to manage health care risks, choose top providers, participate in care management programs, and manage their current and post-retirement benefit decisions. We provide plan sponsors with updates on legal and legislative news, information on current industry trends, industry inflationary pressures and specific trending of the plan sponsor. Our success comes from communication with employers and employees and it ensures that you, the plan sponsor / employer, receives the desired return on one of the most important business investments you will ever make.
Our actuaries and financial specialists are among the finest in the industry when it comes to evaluating the impact of plan design and pricing changes, projecting annual and multiple year cost trends, tracking results against budget, and setting reserves. Their knowledge helps us determine whether carriers are providing the right assumptions for renewing all benefit programs. Their experience is also helpful in identifying major cost drivers and validating the impact of new products and innovations.
At Jones DesLauriers, it is essential that we perform a series of ongoing audits to guarantee proper plan governance, competitive pricing, an up-to-date plan design, and to verify the vendor’s claims paying accuracy and ensure satisfactory vendor / customer service through performance guarantees. We continue to educate employers and employees throughout the plan year, ensuring they have all the knowledge and tools at hand to utilize their plan effectively. Our comprehensive, hands-on approach to all aspects of Employee Benefits Plan Management ensures a quality product, delivered with the highest standard of service.
Risk management entails limiting financial risk and contractual liability for clients through the utilization of effective management techniques that include the identification of problems or patterns in claims activity, developing strategies/solutions to keep them in check, and capping future exposure in order to maintain and protect the integrity of the plan design.
Surveys and Benchmarking
We compare plan offerings to industry competitors and/or like firms, thereby providing plan sponsors with the necessary benchmarks to ensure overall competitive compensation packages. We also conduct measurement surveys, benefit surveys, compensation surveys, employee mobility and investment surveys, and make them all available to plan sponsors.
Assessing corporate risk is essential when it comes to vendor performance. Smart employers are turning towards the services of a trusted consultant to evaluate and audit vendor performance on key metrics, namely claim processing accuracy and timeliness, eligibility management, customer satisfaction and compliance. Besides negotiating fees & rates, we facilitate the resolution of any problematic or escalated issue(s) that may arise between the plan sponsor and vendor. We also provide pro-active, personalized, professional and highly experienced service to our clients, ensuring vendor performance continues to meet the Plan Sponsor’s Employer’s expectations.
Employee health is critical to the success of any business. Poor employee health is costly and until employers recognize the link between health and productivity, productivity will suffer and profits will decrease. Wellness Solutions can help your company reduce worker’s compensation costs, reduce health insurance premiums, reduce absenteeism, improve productivity, and attract and retain top employees.