Many companies are working hard right now with benefits providers, negotiating and finalizing benefit plans for their employees and getting ready to roll them out during their upcoming annual enrollment period. Unfortunately, most companies get through the enrollment period and then pay little attention to benefits issues until the next open enrollment period. Similarly, employees spend on average 20 minutes during open enrollment time determining what benefits they want or need. After that, most employees don’t think about their benefits unless they need to use them.
An article from freerangecomm.com presents the theory that employers should communicate with employees about their benefits year round, keeping them informed of any changes, analyzing what benefits are not used or are misunderstood, and ensuring that employees have accurate, up-to-date information about their benefits plans. Equally as important is providing employees with an easy to use platform to provide feedback. To read the article, go to here-http://www.freerangecomm.com/2012/10/employers-no-hibernating-allowed-after-annual-enrollment/.
At Managepoint, our Benefits Consultants manage every aspect of our clients’ benefits plans throughout the plan year, from open enrollment to personally assisting employees with claims issues and providing ongoing information and education to clients and employees. Contact Managepoint today to learn how we can relieve you of the burden of managing your employee benefits.