It is never too early to start planning and improving your next open enrollment.
Start strategizing your open enrollment now. You won’t be sorry later.
As you begin to prepare for open enrollment you will want to review your company’s virtual enrollment processes to determine how they can be optimized and improved for next year. Since many employees will continue to work remotely, it is critical for companies to succeed at effectively explaining benefits packages and creating programs to educate employees about their healthcare options.
If your open enrollment went less smoothly than you hoped for last year, now is a great time to come up with new strategies. Start early while there is plenty of time to iron out the wrinkles in your processes to ensure a far less stressful year. By investing a little time now, you can help prevent issues before they even occur.
Now is also a great time to put a call into your broker and ask them to get quotes from carriers for renewal. Don’t wait for them to call you. Get the ball rolling now and get ahead of the game. If they are getting your quotes from carriers early, you won’t find yourself waiting like everyone else as enrollment season nears.
It’s always important for employers to communicate open enrollment initiatives early, often, and effectively. By starting this process early, employees will have more time to engage with open enrollment resources. Your goal should be to make sure that all employees have plenty of opportunities to learn about benefits and ask questions so they can make informed decisions—regardless of their locations.
And don’t forget to take some time to hone a comprehensive communication strategy. Helping employees understand their options and forming new ways to encourage participation are more important than ever. Doing that effectively and having a plan to improve upon last year will make things better all year long.
As always, you can count on Benelogic to be here as your benefit partner in benefits administration. If you need help getting your next open enrolment on track, contact us today.