Preparing For Your Next Open Enrollment
With Q4 and January 2021 Open Enrollments in full swing, many companies are scrambling to put together a plan to ensure that all their employees successfully enroll in a benefits plan. This enrollment season adds a unique challenge to process, as COVID-19 has forced many employers to continue to have their employees work remotely. While enrollment season can be stressful, there are certain steps you can take to help set your company up for success.
Effectively communicating benefits information to your employees is one of the most important steps you can take leading up to, during, and following the open enrollment process. Sharing info about when, where, and how to enroll is key to a smooth enrollment process, along with providing details about the benefits offered, like pricing and coverage. The more information you can share with your team, the easier it will be for them to make educated benefit decisions.
Having a solid benefits package is important, but what good is it if your employees do not understand how it works? Educating your employees on their options, and how each of those options work, will ensure that they get the coverage that best fits their situation. Every employee has different needs, whether they are married, have children, or only require coverage for themselves. No plan is one-size-fits-all, so employees that understand each of their options have the ability to make effective benefits decisions.
If your employees have a question about their benefits package, or want to know how choosing a specific coverage option may affect them or their families, do they have someone to go to? Providing ongoing support to your employees will ensure that they are able to take full advantage of their benefits. This support should be available to employees during open enrollment, as well as provided post-enrollment as their needs and situations can change.
Having a successful Open Enrollment is a lot of work, especially if you are a growing company. Thankfully, you have help. PES has been partnering with brokers and employers to provide simple, effective benefits solutions that allow employers to focus on running their business. We ease the burden on HR staff by taking on the job of educating and enrolling employees, ensuring that they are able to make informed benefit decisions. Our team understands how to effectively communicate with employees, providing custom HR materials that walk your staff through the enrollment process. Our in-house call center is staffed with expert benefit counselors that help employees understand all their benefit options, providing continued support throughout enrollment.