Changes in Benefits


Using the information in the memo above, create the following pieces of communication. Remember to tailor the information to be appropriate for the target audience.

1.An email to all affected employees

a.Describe what is changing and why.

b.Explain the benefits of the change and how it will affect employees.

2.A brief three-to four-slide presentation to the human resources team with speaker notes as needed

a.Describe what is changing and why.

b.Explain the benefits of the change and how it will affect these teams.

3.An audio script for a two-minute presentation for the CEO

a.Describe what is changing and why.

b.Explain the benefits of the change and how it will affect the CEO



Different audiences require different communication styles and media. In this assignment, you will communicate the same information to different audiences in different formats.

You have been coordinating with the benefits team to modify the current employee benefits package to support your long-term employee engagement and retention strategy.

After a lot of research and communication with different providers, the benefits team has sent you the following memo regarding the change. As part of the team spearheading the benefits change process, you are tasked with communicating details of the new package to the affected audiences.


From: Benefits Department

To: Director, Strategic Planning

RE: Change in Benefits

Overview: The company has had the same benefits provider for ten years and we have reached the end of the contract. As premiums and the cost to the company have increased every year, benefits have remained the same and even decreased in some areas. Additionally, employees have been sharing concerns regarding the cost, co-pays, coverage, and options of the current provider. Therefore, in order to conduct due diligence, the benefits team began reviewing other providers last year. Based on the feedback of employees and needs of the company, the following criteria were considered in the search:

Price of premiums

Lower deductibles

Improved dental plan option

Improved eye care plan option

Inclusion of health care savings or spending accounts

Enhanced long-and short-term disability coverage

Wellness programs

Reduced premiums for nonsmokers

After reviewing the different plans offered and extensive consultation with other stakeholders, the benefits team has selected a new program. Compared to the current program, employees will experience the following enhancements in the new program:

Plans with multiple deductible options

Health care savings account

A wellness program that offers access to a weight loss application, incentives for wellness visits and activity logs, and reimbursement for gym memberships and smoking cessation programs

Improved dental plan

Although these were part of the search criteria, the new program does not include:

Lower premiums

Improved eye care plan options

Reduced premiums for nonsmokers

Enhanced long-and short-term disability coverage

Benefits to the company include:

Reduced premiums for the employees engaging in wellness programs

Additional reduction in rates for in-network usage

The option of a “gold plan” for executives that is significantly more cost-effective than the previous plan

The new benefits plan will go into effect on January 1 of the new fiscal year and will be rolled out during the open-enrollment period of the current year.

Please contact the benefits department if you have any questions.

Requirements: 1-2 Pages, 3-4 slides, audio Script

Answer preview

This shift embodies our willpower and dedication to supporting our able employees and improving their general well-being. We understand the importance of a thriving workforce in achieving our organizational goals. If you have any additional questions or need further clarification on the same, our benefits team will always be at your service. We all look forward to witnessing the positive impact this change will have on you, our employees, and the company. Your transformational leadership is fundamental, and your continued participation in this change will absolutely propel us toward even more achievements.

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Changes in Benefits

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Within the last 10 years, the health care industry has seen big changes, not only in philosophy but also with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. There have been changes in political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors that influence strategic planning. Americans desire increased quality patient care, wellness, and prevention programs. Health care organizations are seeing changes in volume and demographics related to their patients, along with labor and technologies related to the health care organization.

For this assignment, select a health care organization from the following list:

Imagine you have been selected by the facility’s executive committee to develop a strategic plan that aligns with the organization’s mission and vision. Use critical thinking skills and research current events of your chosen organization to prepare your assignment.

Assignment Instructions

Write an 8-10 page strategic plan. Your plan must include the elements listed below. Note that the instructions correspond to the grading criteria for this assignment. You may also want to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion in the scoring guide to see how your work will be assessed:

  1. Differentiate between strategic management, strategic thinking, strategic planning, and managing strategic momentum.
  2. Propose one specific analytical tool suitable for use as an adaptive strategy that will be the most effective in helping an organization achieve its strategic plan.
  3. Propose the manner and provide an example of how the selected analytical tool will be used to support the strategic proposal.
  4. Research three internal and three external factors that could become barriers to the success of the proposed strategic plan.
  5. Recommend at least one solution to each of the possible barriers to implementing your proposed strategic plan.
  6. Determine the specific segment of the market that your organization’s strategic plan will target.
  7. Recommend the most effective approach to marketing your strategic plan and provide examples.
  8. Use at least three quality academic resources.
  9. Meet requirements for clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Design a comprehensive strategic plan that accounts for the internal and external factors that impact an organization.
  • Resources

Requirements: 8-10 pages

Answer preview

Strategic thinking denotes envisioning an organization’s future and developing creative and innovative strategies to attain this future (Ginter et al., 2018). It entails taking account of various possibilities, anticipating potential challenges, as well as exploring new opportunities to improve an organization’s operations. Strategic thinking promotes open-mindedness and exploration (Ginter et al., 2018). Unlike strategic thinking, which is more abstract, strategic planning is more formal and, thus, structured. It allows organizations to develop and document a roadmap for their futures (Ginter et al., 2018). Strategic planning requires an organization to define its goals and objectives and develop and implement an action plan to achieve these goals and objectives (Ginter et al., 2018). The strategic planning process normally entails comprehensively examining an organization’s current situation, setting pertinent priorities,

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