8-1 Assignment: Communicating to Different Audiences
All affected employees
From: Director, Strategic Planning
Subject: Upcoming change in benefits effecting January 1
Dear Affected Employees of Module Eight Company,
Module Eight Company has had the same benefits provider for the last ten years, and
with the end of the contract approaching, we, the employees, will see some changes (Southern
New Hampshire University, 2022).
Benefits have remained the same or even decreased in some
areas, but the premiums and the cost to the company have increased every year (Southern New
Hampshire University, 2022).
Some of the concerns employees have shared about the current
provider include the cost, co-pays, coverage and options (Southern New Hampshire University,
To better meet the needs of our company and employees, the benefits team began
reviewing and meeting with other providers over the last year to conduct due diligence before
deciding on a new program administrator (Southern New Hampshire University, 2022).
reviewing other providers and keeping the company's needs and your feedback in mind, the
following criteria were considered in the search:
Price of premiums,
Improved plan options for dental and vision,
Inclusion of health savings or spending accounts,
Improved long- and short-term disability coverage,
Wellness programs and
Reduced premiums for nonsmokers (Southern New Hampshire University, 2022).