Simplifying employer healthcare

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Today, health care spending in the U.S. exceeds $2.5 trillion annually, straining the budgets of many families, businesses and governments.

At the same time, medical inflation continues to spiral, far outpacing the rate of revenue growth for many companies and costing a whopping $350 billion in lost productivity alone. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of employers feel like their health plans—and the health of their employees—are on a collision course.

It’s a perfect storm. And one we’ve been working with employers from the public sector to the Fortune 50 to weather for more than a decade.

At Langrand, we speak benefits communications.

And big ideas.

Langrand helps organizations like yours improve their employee benefits communications—despite any odds—to create a healthier bottom line and healthier population in the process. We replace a disjointed experience with one strategic, connected system to drive more value from your total healthcare investment.

With a 91% net promoter score, we’re committed to building lasting relationships with our clients by consistently exceeding their expectations.

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Always seeking to keep costs down, involvement up

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A 10-year change management strategy for the Houston Independent School District

Over the past decade, we’ve implemented a long-term benefits communications strategy aimed at overall employee health and wellness that has helped Houston Independent School District (HISD) save an estimated $400 million in projected health care costs.

We have actively worked to change entrenched attitudes about the value of health care and to educate members about how to make the most of their benefits.

Unlike their private-sector counterparts, public institutions like HISD can’t rely on increased corporate profits to bridge a funding gap, so the realities of providing affordable health benefits for employees is particularly challenging.

Our innovative benefit strategies helped contain healthcare costs and drive greater employee engagement in health and wellness initiatives.

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Empowering employees to be smarter health care consumers

HISD saved over $400 million in anticipated healthcare costs (by their own accounting) and landed them a spot on the list of finalists for the 
C. Everett Koop National Health Award.

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Building a bridge for more accessible mental health support

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An emotive approach to make more meaningful connections

Education workers can always use more support, and their health is no exception. We created an EAP campaign that showed Katy Independent School District (KISD) employees that finding ways to cope is normal, but that they also have an EAP to help them maintain and improve their mental wellbeing.

We created a campaign that took a more welcoming approach to talking about mental health using an emotive exploration of type. To make the topic of mental health more approachable, the pieces we created tapped into complex feelings by conveying the emotions through a simple, yet dynamic use of graphics.

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Increasing access to care from every angle

With an approach flexible enough to work well in both print and digital formats, we were able to reach more employees and encourage them to seek the help they needed. After the campaign, KISD experienced a significant increase in site use and employees reaching out to the EAP program.

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