Back in March 2020, in the early days of the pandemic, the Lumity team began planning to deliver a 100% virtual open enrollment to our clients with remote employees in mind. Asynchronous Approach Employers expressed a need for more flexibility around work schedules, so we took an asynchro...
Jul 28, 2021
Remote work during a pandemic is an unprecedented situation. As employers extend their work from home plans through the end of 2020 (or beyond), HR teams are seeking ways to support their new remote workforce above and beyond health care, EAPs, and 401(k)s. According to the 2020 Impact of Be...
Jul 15, 2020
As HR professionals lean in and lead their people through a time of racial reckoning on top of a global pandemic, the urgency for securing funds for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), anti-racist programs, and mental health initiatives is front and center. Yet, this need also c...
Jun 05, 2020

How to Successfully Set Up a Remote Workforce

Remote workforces have become an everyday reality for U.S. businesses. According to Lumity’s organizational design survey, 93% of companies have remote workers. And some companies even operate with 100% remote staff, without a brick-and-mortar...

Aug 16, 2019

If you've got great employee benefits, flaunt ‘em

In MetLife’s 2019 Employee Benefit Trends Study, 6 in 10 employees said benefits were an important reason why they joined their company. Benefits rank second to salary. So, whether you’re focused on hiring or retaining talent (or both!),...

Jun 19, 2019

4 Tips for Scaling Employee Communication

Today's modern, tech-enabled workforce compounds the challenge of employee communications. Everyone—you, me, and our employees—is more distracted than ever. While solving the problems of employee communication won’t be easy, it...

Apr 02, 2019

How Job Crafting Can Work for Your Business

Employee wellness is a trending topic for good reason. According to workforce sustainability expert, Bob Merberg, a mentally and physically healthy workforce translates to increased productivity. In this fourth and final post in the Beyond...

Mar 14, 2019

What Employers Need to Know About Job Burnout

In the previous post in this 4-part series, workforce sustainability expert Bob Merberg tackled job design and its impact on employee well-being. In this post, we delve into what drives employees and factors that contribute to burnout. Because t...

Mar 02, 2019

Job Design: The Missing Link for Employee Well-Being

Where we left off in the 4-part Beyond Health Habits series, workforce sustainability expert Bob Merberg tackled job stress and its impact on employee health. Next up, we address job design and its role in employee well-being. This topic...

Feb 11, 2019

Replace Stress Management with Best Management

A company’s health isn’t measured on profit and ROI alone. Employee health also determines how well the business will perform. But traditional wellness programs are falling flat when it comes to alleviating job-induced stressors.A company...

Jan 30, 2019

Reach for the HSA Limit

It’s the waning days of 2018, which means it’s an ideal time for HR pros to remind eligible employees about the approaching deadline to contribute to their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Plus, there are at least 10 reasons to consider ma...

Nov 07, 2018

What Working for Lumity Means to this Mom

In my typical role, I talk a lot about the employee experience in general terms. But today, I’m writing a (very) personal story as a mom, not as Lumity’s benefits communication strategist. I'm sharing my experience because I...

Oct 04, 2018

Human + Machine: Creating A Modern Benefits Experience

When it comes to benefits, it’s vital that your solution provider is 100% laser-focused on delivering a delightful employee experience. The Rub Until now, employers have typically gone one of two ways: All-in-One: while all-in-...

Jul 31, 2018

Workplace Wellness: 5 Companies Getting it Right

  Happy and healthy employees are found in happy and healthy workplaces. Employees are more productive and gain the confidence to be more innovative—ultimately adding value to not only your bottom line but your internal culture. If...

Jul 24, 2018

[On-Demand Webinar] How Pinterest Took Behavioral Health Benefits to the Next Level

Emotional and mental health care has an enormous access problem. Traditional solutions, like EAP, only support about 1-3% of most employee populations, while the rest are left without a pathway to care. To overcome this hurdle, benefits teams at...

May 01, 2018

How to Drive HSA Adoption: Find Your Employer Contribution Sweet Spot

In our previous post, we learned the first step to increase Health Savings Account (HSA) adoption is "just get started with an employer contribution.” As you continue to build your HSA adoption momentum, we'll move on to step 2:...

Apr 02, 2018

Personalized Benefits Advice for Each Employee

Let’s face it. Open enrollment is the season of frustration and worry. Employees struggle to determine which plan is best for them, and HR professionals shoulder the burden of making sure they find it. And each season seems to bring a new curve...

Feb 20, 2018

[eBook] The Complete Guide to Building Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness programs save $3 in medical costs for every $1 spent. This 82-page guide will help you build an operational plan, get employees engaged and deliver value to your organization. Not sure where to start or how to prove ROI? Download t...

Jul 14, 2017

Lumity People + Platform: Open Enrollment Made Simple

Bitly, a 70-person technology company with offices in New York, Denver and San Francisco, was exploring an alternative to their current PEO platform. Knowing the ability to recruit and retain employees was critical to the company’s growth prosp...

Jun 23, 2017

What a modern (data-driven) employee enrollment looks like

Lumity’s mission to deliver a superior benefits experience by clarifying benefits for employers and employees started out with our founder’s frustration with purchasing and using employee benefits, both at a corporate level and at an indi...

May 31, 2017

Service + Software: A Modern Employee Benefits Experience

Owning the entire employee benefits experience end-to-end is critical in successfully integrating benefits expertise, technology, and employee support. Because Lumity is the service and technology platform, we feel the same pain. The differ...

May 04, 2017

Workplace Wellness: Workplace Ergonomics & the Prevention of Injury

30Workplace Wellness: The importance of Workplace Ergonomics in the Prevention of Injury Implementing workplace wellness programs can be a significant task.  However, as covered in the latest posts in this series, the benefits of a healthy wo...

Dec 01, 2016

Workplace Wellness: Benefits of Exercise in the Workplace

Benefits of Workplace Exercise: Spotlight on Japan One of the best ways to improve the overall health and well-being of your employees is to introduce different opportunities to exercise into the workplace. Exercise is one of life’s miracle...

Apr 20, 2016

Workplace Wellness: Gathering Employee Information

As mentioned in our previous blog, finding out the health status and interests of your employees is paramount to the success of your wellness program.  Choosing the right way to gather information could be a huge factor in how suitable your...

Apr 19, 2016

Workplace Wellness: Program Categories

By now, you know the basics of beginning a wellness program and have an understanding of the methods available to gather employee information. After you have assessed your needs and available resources it’s time to decide the type of program th...

Apr 19, 2016

Workplace Wellness: Exercise Initiatives

One of the best ways to improve the overall health and well-being of your employees is to introduce different opportunities to exercise into the workplace. As covered in the last blog, regular exercise provides many benefits including health improvem...

Apr 15, 2016

Lumity's Take: Why Your People Still Want Health Savings Accounts

Hopefully our Spotlight Series on Health Savings Accounts(HSA) has provided you the information necessary to understand what these accounts are and how they work. But you might be wondering why this information matters in the first place. Short an...

Jan 05, 2016

Data Demystifying Open Enrollment

How data insights and one-on-one benefits counseling creates the best open enrollment experience for employers and employees. Open enrollment meetings can evoke memories of an hour spent in a cold conference room with coworkers, getting confused t...

Dec 02, 2015