This year’s open enrollment season brings a unique opportunity for employers. Employees are more focused on their healthcare needs and benefits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are likely to pay closer attention to open enrollment—and their current coverages—than ever before.
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For most HR professionals, enrollment season is no longer top of mind—it’s either months behind them or still a few months away. But the relative quiet of late winter/early spring is actually the ideal time to evaluate the last open enrollment season and benefits communications from the past year to prepare for the year ahead.
New research finds companies continue to leverage and expand well-being programs to create healthier and more productive workforces. It also finds financial incentives play a key role in the success of well-being programs.
The 2017 Strategic Benefits Survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) finds that organizations need to move away from thinking about benefits in traditional ways and instead adopt a strategic mindset that considers the impact of benefits on employee recruitment and retention.
There are few certainties when it comes to today’s health insurance industry. More than ever, employers are seeking help when it comes to navigating a rapidly changing regulatory landscape and developing a benefits strategy that will be cost effective, compliant, and aligned with employee needs.
Employees may be one of the largest expenses for a company, but talent is also a company’s greatest asset. And in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, more and more companies are looking to benefits packages to maintain their competitive advantage to attract and retain top employees. Because of this, it is critical for human resources departments […]
Any HR professional currently in the throes of planning for open enrollment season would agree that this is an incredibly stressful time of year. Not only are they tasked with their usual responsibilities—retirement, recruitment, new hire onboarding, and payroll—but they’re also charged with the additional duty of ensuring that employees have all the information and […]
by Karen Gustin, executive vice president of Ameritas Group Division We know that when it comes to health benefits, employees want choices. And they expect their employers to help them understand those choices. Studies show that people are more satisfied with their jobs, and less likely to look for other employment opportunities, if they believe […]
Open enrollment is an opportune time to educate employees on the traditional and voluntary benefits available to them, and a recent survey suggests that this type of education is needed.
By Jeffrey Hemker, national manager, Retirement Division, Invesco Plan sponsors spend a significant amount of time crafting and deploying employee benefit communications, with 73% using e-mail to get the word out. Despite these efforts, 80% of participants do not open and read materials and, of those who do open, almost half don’t fully understand the […]