For many companies open enrollment begins when thick packets of printed benefits information and multiple enrollment forms are distributed to employees. At many organizations, the packet contents are explained during multiple group presentations and individual questions are addressed in person or by e-mail. Because there is no centralized resource for information, similar questions are often answered multiple times by HR.
Although this education phase of open enrollment takes an enormous amount of HR’s time, it is common for confusion to persist when it is time for employees to choose their benefit plans and complete the paperwork. As a result, incomplete forms are often returned to HR, or worse, required forms are not returned at all.
Your employees dread this open enrollment process just as much as you do. If you’re thinking about automating enrollment, here is the second secret to making this process a success.
Use Smart and Efficient Web-Based Communication Strategies
With Ascentis’ paperless open enrollment you can publish benefits content to the Web or company intranet rather than distributing a thick packet of information and forms and holding multiple meetings. Ascentis Self-Service gives your company a centralized database of benefits information which is a fast, accurate, and easy-to-use resource for employees needing answers.
Your employees can come back to this portal throughout the year to get benefits related questions answered, view plan info, see how their benefits choices impact their take-home pay, and more. Taking your open enrollment online has benefits that start at open enrollment and last year-round.
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