Carol Harnett, president of The Council for Disability Awareness, and Phil Bruen, vice president of group life and disability products for MetLife discuss the importance of offering employees a complete benefits package. As employers plan for their 2019 annual enrollment period, it is important to go well beyond offering basic health insurance.
Supplemental benefits products such as dental and vision insurance, accident and critical illness coverage, and disability insurance provide additional financial support for costs beyond what medical insurance covers. Workers need to view all employee benefits as a critically important part of their health and financial wellbeing. Their benefits package is necessary to protect employees’ life goals, such as purchasing a home or sending children to college.