October 5, 2020
Enrolling in benefits can be stressful, especially for a new employee. Between navigating an online system and understanding their health plan options, employees can feel overwhelmed.
The issue is, with all of the tasks piling up on your desk, finding the time to assist your employees in choosing the right benefits poses a challenge.
At BenefitElect, we recognize the value of ensuring employees understand their benefit options. We are here to support your efforts in empowering employees to make the most of their upcoming enrollment.
Here are three easy ways you can help employees before and during enrollment:
- Send reminders.
With the busyness of balancing work and life, employees frequently push benefits enrollment to the back burner and often simply forget the enrollment deadline. That can create a domino effect of issues that you will have to deal with at a later date.
Sending regular reminders through text messages and email is a great way to boost enrollment numbers. That is why at BenefitElect, we automate reminders for every enrollment. This frees up your time while achieving the desired results.
Research has shown that roughly 40% of Americans do not fully understand their health coverage options. Insurance terminology can be hard to decipher and comparing deductibles and coinsurance without understanding how the plans work can leave employees feeling confused. In addition, people learn best in a variety of ways. Some learn best by reading printed materials themselves while others prefer a multimedia presentation.
BenefitElect uses a multi-faceted strategy of digital, print and video materials to help your employees learn about their benefit options. The more they learn about their benefits, the better equipped they will be to choose the best plans for their needs.
- Take it online.
Most people in the workforce prefer enrolling online. According to a 2017 Aflac report, around 87% of employers said that online enrollment improved their employees’ experience.
At BenefitElect, we believe that having a user-friendly online platform is essential to driving enrollment participation. We have created our system to be intuitive and easy to navigate for any employee – no matter how experienced they are in technology.
Taking these simple steps can make a huge difference for your employees. Employees who make the best decisions stay longer and are more invested in the company.
BenefitElect gives you even more tools to empower employees during enrollment. Take a look at these videos to understand the value we bring to the enrollment experience.
HR Experience: https://vimeo.com/434784564
Employee Experience: https://vimeo.com/432006146