The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC) has recognized Keller Williams with its 2014 Most Effective Private Exchange Implementation Award. Keller Williams was the first real estate franchise to offer a full health care exchange for all associates. Thousands of KW associates have explored the options available through the KW Wellness Benefits Marketplace.
The Keller Williams health care exchange is yet another reason Keller Williams is the real estate company of choice. Already recognized for its outstanding culture and being a leading training organization, Keller Williams is setting the standard for associate wellness.
“Keller Williams cares about our associates’ overall wellbeing,” President Mary Tennant said. “We know what real estate agents’ lives are like. They’re always putting their clients’ needs ahead of their own and may not eat well or get enough exercise or rest. Through our Wellness Initiative, we’re providing associates with resources and opportunities to live healthier, happier lives. We especially appreciate that other companies are now following suit. By once again being trailblazers, we have helped the entire industry.”
Generally, traditional group health care is difficult for real estate professionals to secure due to the structure and employment classification. Not for Keller Williams associates! In 2013, Keller Williams as part of the KW Wellness program became the first real estate franchise company to offer a full health care exchange for all associates. Keller Williams wanted to help its busy associates spend less time figuring out health care options and spend more time working on their business.
Keeping the focus on the associates’ needs, the KW Wellness Benefits Marketplace was created to accommodate the entire associate population as well as offer solutions for 1099 associates. Keller Williams teamed up with ConnectedHealth to create an easy-to-use, service-oriented health care option that complies with the U.S. Affordable Care Act.
Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage begins on November 15th, 2014. Keller Williams associates can join a webinar on Thursday, November 20, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST for an overview of the individual insurance market and the key dates they need to know to get covered and avoid penalties. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A so associates have the opportunity to get their healthcare questions answered.
If you have a Wellness Milestone, share it with us in the comments below or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from our associates!