April 2nd is National Employee Benefits Day. It may be a Director or VP who decides on the employee benefits for your organization, but it is your benefits department that puts in the hard work. Whether the benefit is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), the Health Savings Account (HSA), the 401(k) retirement plan or a financial education program; it is the benefits professionals that select the vendors, maintain the programs and keep the well oiled machine running to ensure their colleagues’ (you) well-being.
They have slogged through the choices, met deadlines, and collaborate with communications to ensure that their employees are informed and have many options available to them. Those could be health care, professional development or your employer sponsored retirement plan. Every day they meet the challenges of management and employees and ask themselves “how can I improve things?”
On April 2, National Employee Benefits Day, celebrate these hard-working professionals by lifting your coffee cup, saying thank you and utilizing those amazing benefits so you can thrive.