Category Archives: Thinking

The Pillars of Building Scalable Technology

For today’s employers, technology is truly the backbone of a successful business operation. When you have millions of questions being asked, or millions of transactions being processed, every minute—as is the case with companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, etc.—you need the right architecture and infrastructure in place to handle them. This is especially pertinent […]

Member Satisfaction isn’t Just a Metric—it’s a Value

Employees have a lot to think about every day. While they’re of course focused on their jobs, they’re also concerned about their families, health, financial goals, and other important things in life—and having the right benefits at their disposal goes a long way in easing those worries. However, because of the way benefits are often […]

Are Your Member Profiles Complete?

As forward-thinking employers, we all strive for our employees to feel supported at work and able to accomplish what they want in life. So what types of things help us achieve that? What sets us up for success in that realm? It’s a whole multitude of factors, like competitive salaries, positive office culture, and, of […]

Big Data + Little Nudges = Love

Sometimes a nudge is just a nudge. And sometimes, a nudge becomes a revolution. Nudge theory (behavioral economists and social psychologists have many labels for this concept) entered the public conversation more than a decade ago. Some think the landmark book that became the multimedia phenomenon known as Freakonomics had something to do with it, […]

How Do You Turn Nudges into Outcomes? Close the Loop

Adherence to preventive screenings. Drastic cost savings. Early cancer detections. All things we measure, and all amazing, life-changing impacts. At Evive, we’re all about connecting people with their benefits—but increased utilization isn’t the be-all, end-all. It’s merely a step in the right direction of making people’s lives better and solving those employer pain points. Of […]

What Stands in the Way of People and Their Work/Life Benefits?

Healthy, wealthy, and wise. How can you help your employees reach that goal? And should you? In the last two installments of this series, we talked about how to remove barriers between employees and their health benefits, as well as their financial benefits, and why that’s pivotal to a happy and productive workforce. While some […]

Inspiring Action, One Message at a Time

When was the last time you received an email or a text message from your cell phone provider, reminding you to pay your bill? Last week? Last month? What about your subscriptions? Do they renew automatically? Many online publication, streaming video, and music subscriptions are set to automatically renew when the current subscription period ends, […]

Translating Academic Research into Real Behavior Change

“In theory, there is no difference between practice and theory. In practice, there is.” — Computer scientist Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut There are mountains of qualitative and quantitative research on the concept of behavior change, all with profound findings and theoretical opportunities. But how do we apply this knowledge in meaningful ways that […]

Evive Book Club Report: The Broken Ladder

When we create anything at Evive, whether it’s a tool to guide people toward in-network healthcare providers, a behaviorally driven nudge to encourage them to save for retirement, or a chatbot to help them quit smoking, we’re creating it for millions of people. Our products need to resonate with people who spend their workdays behind […]

What Stands Between People and Their Financial Benefits?

In part two of our series on what stands in the way of people and their benefits, we explore the critical role financial benefits play in employee satisfaction and retention—and the common barriers that need to be overcome. Part one of our series focused on health benefits, examining why even after a health plan is […]