I thought that Hallmark created all of the new holidays, but it turns out that the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plan has created National Employee Benefits Day which is celebrated today. The focus of the 2010 NEBD is promoting wellness in the workforce. And, as we know, OPM shares that goal.
Developed by Emory University researcher and highly respected health literacy expert Dr. Julie Gazmararian, the tool addresses the work of all departments and professionals in health plans that touch consumers via the written word, the spoken word, or the world-wide web. It includes five sections that assess printed information for members, web navigation, member services/verbal communication, forms, and nurse call lines. It evaluates policies, procedures, and training of professionals in clear health communication.