National Employee Benefits Day To Be Celebrated on April 2, 2008

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Day Will Have Special Focus On Health Care Literacy

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is once again leading the celebrations for the annual National Employee Benefits Day.

The holiday is a time for those responsible for employee benefit plans to acknowledge their dedication to providing quality benefits and the important role they play in their colleagues well-being.

This year the Foundation is encouraging benefits professionals to use the day as an opportunity to educate themselves and their participants on the importance of health care literacy. Health care literacy is defined as the ability to read, understand and act on medical information.

The Foundation Web site, http://www.ifebp.org/benefitsday has numerous resources to help both employers and employees become more educated health care consumers.

Free downloadable tip sheets are available on the Web site. These tip sheets can be distributed to employees and cover numerous health care literacy topics including How To Talk To Your Doctor, Recommended Screenings for Men and Women and 20 Health Care Terms Defined.

In addition, the site has a complete list of free educational resources, including health resources based on age, gender or life stage; health insurance basics; prescription drugs; and prevention and wellness.

The site also has suggestions of how to celebrate, including ideas such as health fairs, lunch-and-learns or the launching of a new wellness program. Premium items, including a National Employee Benefits Day t-shirt, are also available.

National Employee Benefits Day was created in 2004 by the International Foundation. It is a recognized day in both the United States and Canada. The day is celebrated each year on April 2.

To learn more visit http://www.ifebp.org/benefitsday.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry. Total membership includes more than 35,000 individuals representing over 8,300 trust funds, corporations, public employee groups and professional advisory firms in the United States and Canada.

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