At some point, everyone will experience a personal loss, and more often than not we are unfamiliar and unprepared for the complex, overwhelming, and fragmented world of bereavement & death care. Trying to balance work, life and loss is near impossible. Employees’ care-related needs are rapidly evolving yet half of employers have indicated that they’re not well-positioned to meet the family care benefit needs of their diverse workforce — why is that? Largely because there are no federal laws requiring employers to grant bereavement leave and very few at the state level, leaving bereavement care and policies up to the individual employers. And as a result, employees’ care-related needs have fallen through the cracks. It’s time to step up, and many companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft are increasing their total reward and bereavement benefit programs for employees and their families.
Founded to help companies do more to support employees through significant life events, Betterleave is a bereavement leave benefits platform that provides end of life planning, leave support, and comprehensive return to work programs to enable modern employers to connect with and support employees. Betterleave delivers bereavement care through care coordination, financial resources, and continuous support. Our transparent and accessible platform helps people better plan for and manage bereavement leave, benefits, and other important life events with industry experts. On average, 540 hours of work are required to settle these end-of-life affairs from arranging the funeral and writing the obituary, to claiming benefits and managing the deceased’s assets. The executor or next of kin is left with a long list of responsibilities, yet only 60% of employees have access to bereavement care services. By helping employees navigate the complex administrative tasks of bereavement through our curated partners, we reduce the time required to settle their affairs.
The Betterleave Solution
Bereavement care is an essential part of family care, but employee benefits aren't keeping up. The majority of employees are seeking better benefits, flexibility, and support from their employers, and that’s where Betterleave bridges that gap. We provide the resources and tools that employers need to support their team while also supporting the employees and their families through their entire bereavement journey. The Betterleave bereavement care platform is the first to offer one-on-one care coordination, personalized assistance, self-serve, and resource groups that cover the full spectrum of bereavement care and wellbeing, across both work and life. The betterleave solution gives employers the tools to increase employee satisfaction and retention through bereavement leave policies, state and regulatory compliance, predicting turnover with wellbeing check-ins, and return-to-work communications and templates. We also make it easier to utilize your existing workplace benefits and evaluate and integrate mental healthcare partners while creating an even more efficient and intuitive experience for individuals and employers. Ultimately, we are here to simplify the complex world of bereavement.
Betterleave Bereavement Care Benefits
Betterleave provides employers with bereavement and compassionate leave best practices, and delivers bereavement care through care coordination, financial resources, and continuous support, providing employees with mental health professionals, care concierge assistance, peer coaching, community discussions, employee resource groups, returning to work wellness check-ins, etc. By providing guidance about decision-making, we help family members understand and move forward in the grief process by facilitating their expression of thoughts and feelings and helping them develop and practice healthy coping strategies.
Care Concierge Assistance
Betterleave Care concierges are accessible by text, chat, or email and provide expertise on what matters to you and assistance with finding top-rated funeral services, purchasing products to create living memorials, and other important arrangements.
Premier Care Partners
The partner program helps employees confidently navigate the complex bereavement care landscape with a curated set of Premier Partners that demonstrate impact across grief and mental health, family care, and death care partners. With dozens of death care service providers, employees can choose from providers that meet state regulatory requirements and their personal preferences.
Community discussions are led and moderated by Betterleave peer coaches across topics from estate management to workplace wellbeing and create a place for everyone to collectively learn and connect.
By optimizing existing employer-sponsored financial benefits, we make it easy for employees to pay for bereavement and funeral costs.
Personalized Tools and Templates
Betterleave provides research, resources, and actionable templates on bereavement care directly to employees from how to write an obituary to how to tell your employer your need to take bereavement leave. We bring dozens of end-of-life and death care products and services together in one place so individuals can make informed decisions without any pressure.
Promoting Workplace Wellbeing
Workplace wellbeing is a key factor in increasing productivity, improving employee satisfaction, strengthening workplace culture, recruiting and retaining top talent, and benefiting a company’s overall bottom line. We help employers measure their workplace wellbeing– from the climate in the workplace to how an employee feels about their work-life balance with workplace wellness tools, resources, and educational materials for human resources and leadership, management, and employees to help your team navigate loss with bereavement care benefits.
Human Resources and Leadership
We provide leadership with the tools and best practices to assist with policy development, bereavement leave state compliance, automation, benefit administration, and predictive insights on enrollment, workplace wellbeing, and ongoing employee support needs. Our HR experts can help you select personalized, digital, and flexible family care benefits for your multigenerational workforce.
We provide management with communications tools, grief training, care package budgeting, and ongoing support to help employees through bereavement.
We provide employees with customizable support, resource groups, centralized benefits, return-to-work plans, and work wellness check-in communications to help them manage grief, burnout, productivity, relationships, etc.
Betterleave is modern technology with a human touch, offering options and guidance to help your team with immediate needs and planning with confidence. We are here to help every step of the way; from finding the right funeral home or creating a personalized memorial, writing an obituary, drafting your will, appointing executors and beneficiaries, to evaluating life insurance and understanding estate settlement, probate, and inheritance processes. Our comprehensive care across professional, social, and emotional health, is transforming the future of bereavement care and creating a streamlined experience across grief and mental health support.