ULG developed a 6-month engagement program to increase awareness and acquisition during open enrollment among young adult, first-time members, and early-retirees. A core part of the program included three in-person events held the week before the end of open enrollment and in partnership with a national retailer.
Analysis and Strategy
Using qualitative and quantitative data, cultural research, and industry insights, a framework was developed that took into account the target market and the insurer’s goals to reach diverse populations.
- Conducted population health data analysis to identify the appropriate regions and target markets.
- Identified the key cultural factors affecting engagement and impacting experience, which include attitudes, behaviors, cultural beliefs, health factors, and terminology that are common in the population in order to communicate in a language-specific, culturally-adapted way and drive outcomes.
- Engaged local radio influencers to help connect and build trust within the community.
- Leveraged the insurer’s existing relationship with the national retailer, a trusted brand for the target audience, to host the events.
- Conducted an analysis to determine retail locations that were well suited for the population.
Local influencers and the right mix of channels engaged the customers in personalized and culturally relevant ways, and proved to be a powerful way to drive awareness and interest.
- Live radio promotions the week before the event were designed to appeal to the target audience and scheduled for optimal reach.
- Promotional posts on the radio station’s Facebook page.
Leveraging a community-based event with bilingual enrollment specialists improved healthcare literacy, allayed concerns about costs, and encouraged new members to take action.
- The combination of timing (during the afternoon commute) and the close proximity of the retailer were prioritized for optimal engagement.
- Radio station vehicle and personality were on site for a 2-hour live broadcast that increased visible presence and encouraged attendance.
- Bilingual health experts who also understand cultural differences were available to answer questions, debunk myths, and make a handoff to brokers.
- Giveaways created positive brand reputation, drove engagement, and generated leads.
- Developed culturally-adapted and Spanish versions of existing insurer’s communications.