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U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings 2018-2019

Authors: |August 22nd, 2018|Administration, Benefits, Decision Making, In The Know, Technology, Workplace Wellness|

On August 14th, U.S. News and World Report released their annual top hospitals rankings. The top five nationally were: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Cleveland Clinic Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor They also reported regional rankings for 200 metropolitan areas and the top five hospitals in selected [...]

It’s Open Enrollment Season – Help Your Employees Choose Wisely (Part 1 of 3)

Authors: |October 3rd, 2017|Benefits, Communications, Decision Making, Human Resources|

If your health and welfare benefit plans operate on a calendar year basis, you’re probably preparing for open enrollment this fall. As you develop communications to help employees choose their benefits for next year, keep in mind that despite your best efforts, your employees may struggle to make good decisions. People have difficulty making sound [...]

You might be a choice architect if…

Authors: |June 3rd, 2016|Decision Making|

When I was a kid, a nudge―noodge, formal―was a person we found annoying, someone who was overly pushy and persistent. Nowadays it’s a strategy used to help people make better decisions, and anyone who employs a nudge is referred to as a choice architect. The term choice architect was introduced by economist Richard Thaler and [...]

Mental Shortcuts Can Lead to Flawed Decision Making

Authors: |May 19th, 2016|Decision Making|

On any given day, we make thousands of judgments and decisions. According to researchers at Cornell University, we make more than 200 decisions each day about food alone.¹ When we have this many decisions to make on a daily basis, it’s impractical to apply rigorous analysis every time we have a choice. That’s why our [...]