The case for voluntary benefits is simple: they help to cover the expenses that many medical plans might not. Offering voluntary coverage can be a great way to show your employees that you care about them, and attract the talent you need to keep your business thriving. What’s more, you can choose to share the expense: the coverage can only cost about as much as your favorite streaming services.


We know employers understand what voluntary benefits do and why they’re needed. But helping employees understand hasn’t always been simple. Until now.

Voluntary benefits, simply explained

When you give simple answers to common employee questions about voluntary benefits, employees are more likely to enroll. Our video series “Simply Put” has the answers you need to make an impact. Watch the full series here:


Surprise! Voluntary benefits cover that

Even with health insurance, life might still throw you a few surprises. That’s where voluntary benefits can help in a pinch—without pinching your wallet.

What's hospital indemnity insurance? And who needs it?

Cover any expense associated with a hospital stay. Yes, even the cost of the rideshare van. 

Dental insurance in the new normal.

As the world adjusts to a new normal, most adults say they’ll be comfortable going back to the dentist by the end of the year. They’re more likely to keep that promise if they have dental insurance through work.

Accident insurance. Is it really worth it?

Here’s a great way to cover unexpected medical costs, especially before health insurance kicks in.

Critical illness insurance: Getting you back to where you were.

If you have to deal with something big, like a heart attack, or stroke, critical illness insurance pays a lump sum to help cover expenses in the short-term, so you can focus on the long-term. 

Voluntary benefits. The options employees love.

Think you can’t afford to offer the voluntary benefits other companies just “give away?” Think again. Turns out, most employers share those costs with employees – and it can only add up to a couple of dollars per day, per product. 

Register and download: Voluntary benefits education

Get the latest insights on the value of voluntary benefits, then learn how to implement an effective voluntary benefits enrollment strategy:

Report: Benefits Optimization

Upgrading the enrollment experience to help employers and their workers get the most value


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Webinar Replay: Benefits Optimization

Voluntary and supplemental benefits are a way for employers to help meet the diverse benefit needs of the workforce. But helping employees understand the value of voluntary benefits can be challenging. In this webinar, we explain how a clear communication and enrollment strategy can help businesses increase participation in their voluntary benefits offerings.

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Simply prepared: Explore all voluntary benefit options

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Statistics cited in Simply Put advertising have been sourced from “Benefits Optimization: Upgrading the enrollment experience to help employers and their workers get the most value” from Guardian’s 9th Annual Workforce Benefits Study, 2020 and “Dental Benefits 2020: Maintaining oral health during COVID-19 and beyond”

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