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Discovering More: What We Learned About Evive Plan Choice from Our Own Colleagues

The Evive Plan Choice team just wrapped up a few months of discovery work. Now just what does this mean? Discovery work is where we pursue activities that help us deeply understand user behavior. It’s a critical stage in product design to ensure the solution is meeting the needs of the users, and to prove […]

A Word from Data Science: What’s Next for Evive Plan Choice

Additional contributors to this post include Vijendra S.K, Saksham Garg, and Ishmeet Singh of the Evive Data Science team.   Evive Plan Choice is a new-generation decision support product for employees who find themselves overwhelmed by their annual enrollment options—and employers who want to help them choose the right option for their individual needs. Without […]

Let the Users Dictate the Conversation

The best collaboration comes from listening. Our Director of Product Research and Innovation Jennifer Lindner wrote about the ways we apply listening skills to product development. As an active member of the Product team, I can attest to that. Asking questions, interpreting what’s said (and not said), and acting upon that information is what keeps […]

Introducing the Benefits Value Index

Over the years, we’ve observed three major priorities for HR/benefits leaders: Improve experiences Contain costs Reduce risk We’ve written about the ways our platform, EviveOS, solves problems in each of these realms (experience, cost, and risk)—and how it ultimately helps employers get the most from their benefits investment in every way possible. But then what? […]

Creating Meaningful Products in Meaningful Ways

The purpose of benefits love is to change the way people use benefits—to help them focus on the things they care about in life—which reinforces our commitment to human-centered design in product development. It’s not just about seeing what our technology can do; it’s about what value that technology brings to people’s lives, and making […]

Tips for Continuous Learning in the Benefits Field

It’s no mystery why large employers seek consultants in the benefits space. The industry is complex and ever-evolving, and it’s hard to know where everyone fits in. Even those of us living and breathing this industry every day know the work it takes to stay on top of the latest trends and changes, so it’s […]

What Makes a Company Great? Look at the Customer

I am often asked: What does it take to build a great company? There are many philosophies business leaders can reference to answer this question, but I’m particularly fond of the approach by Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great. He explains the Hedgehog Concept, the idea that success comes from a deep understanding […]

More Than a Hub: Solving All Pain Points with Data-Driven Guidance

You build your benefits ecosystem with offerings that check all the boxes: health insurance, retirement savings, and let’s not forget the work/life perks like employee assistance programs or gym discounts. These are the sorts of things people expect to receive from their employer, and they generally know what problems these benefits will solve. But what […]

Why We Need to Challenge the Status Quo in HR

Emerging technology is taking over the product world in many ways, across many industries. We hear how technologies like Cloud, Blockchain, and artificial intelligence are the keys to innovation, and how major companies are using them to enhance their product offerings. But the truth is, such innovation can lead to improvements in many departments, not […]