Have you heard? Discussion, argument, and uncertainty, on the state of healthcare in the U.S., continues to materialize in the kitchens, news mediums, social media platforms and talk shows throughout this country. Because it impacts each one of us, we should all stay tuned to witness the impassioned debate and to see how things turn out.
While there is much disagreement on which direction the U.S. should go on healthcare, there is one thing in which we can all agree. When it comes to an effective employee benefits program, healthcare is just one piece of an extensive puzzle. As the employee benefits program administrator at BidPrime, I have had a front row seat to the changes over the years, including the adjustments in employee expectations.
Regardless if you are a seasoned benefits professional, or are efforting towards improving your employee benefits program, it is advisable to stay abreast on the latest. Last week, and it’s fitting since this is National Small Business Week, smallbizdaily published Rieva Lesonsky’s report, ‘Are You Ready for the New Age of Employee Benefits?’
Back in September, 2015, you may have read my report, ‘Government Bid Requests for Human Resources Consulting, Compensation Assessment, Equity Studies’. While there are still many 100’s of requests per year for those specialties, close to two years later, benefits management solutions and services are also needed by U.S. government agencies.
Why would government agencies need assistance with employee benefits? Back on September 2nd, 2016, csnnews.com noted, “Federal, state and local government employed 22,213,000 people in August, while the manufacturing sector employed 12,281,000.”22+ million employees equals a lot of benefits offering decisions and enrollment activity.
With that many employees to manage, and to provide benefits, the scope of the following data isn’t all that surprising.
Some of the solicitation/RFP data:
Sample active bids / RFPs
If your business provides employee benefits management solutions or services, or you are an expert in the field, there are innumerable opportunities in the public sector. You have seen a bit of the data from our database. Over the past 365 days, U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies submitted a whopping 3,055 relevant bid requests. Is there opportunity for you?
To review these solicitations/RFPs, and others, please call us at 888.808.5356, or see our website: BidPrime.