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Research

Managing Expectations When Administering COBRA Open Enrollment Periods

October 24, 2022

Via: HR Hero

It is that time of year again—time to plan for and implement annual open enrollment processes. At least it is that time for the typical group health plans that operate on a calendar-year basis. For most plans, this means it […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

How to Raise Engagement with Benefits During Open Enrollment

September 23, 2022

Via: SHRM

The process of signing up for benefits options during open enrollment has largely been automated, with online enrollment platforms replacing paper forms. Now, more employers are seeking to improve the online enrollment experience by adding decision-support tools and guides to […]


Research

3 Things Employers Need to Know About FSAs and HSAs During Open Enrollment

September 17, 2021

Via: HR Hero

This year’s open enrollment season just may be one of the most essential—and confusing—in recent history. The myriad legislative changes that were introduced for flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2020 due to COVID-19 were designed […]


Research

IRS Lowers 2022 Employer Health Plan Affordability Threshold to 9.61% of Pay

September 7, 2021

Via: SHRM

The IRS announced that employer-sponsored health coverage will satisfy the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affordability requirement next year if the lowest-cost, self-only coverage option an employer offers does not exceed 9.61 percent of an employee’s income. The threshold in 2021 […]


Software

Upgrading Benefits Administration with Robotic Process Automation

June 1, 2021

Via: SHRM

Robotic process automation (RPA) is an emerging technology for streamlining HR activities, including benefits administration, which traditionally have required manual processing by HR departments. A Range of Solutions RPA allows for rules-based, transactional processes to handle, without human intervention, tasks […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Viewpoint: Tips for Conducting Open Enrollment During a Pandemic

July 30, 2020

Via: SHRM

Employee benefits are complicated. Not only is the subject matter complex, but most employees think about their benefits only once a year, during open enrollment. With a pandemic raging, employers are facing even bigger challenges related to communicating benefits information. […]


Communication, Software

Communication Is a Benefit During Open Enrollment

November 2, 2018

Via: Workforce

Elkay Manufacturing Co. is on the cusp of something new as benefits open enrollment season rolls around. After successfully meeting the needs of employees and the budget of the employer for years, its health care offerings just weren’t popular anymore. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

6 tips to help HR survive open enrollment

October 23, 2017

Via: HR Dive

Open enrollment: The same stress as the rest of the year, multiplied by a factor of 10. The strategy planning, the tech buying and (we hope) the first talks with employees have long passed. Now it’s just about surviving one […]


Communication, Software

2018 Open Enrollment: Active vs. Passive Benefits Election

September 8, 2017

Via: SHRM

The consensus view among employee benefit advisors is that active open enrollment is the superior way to prod employees to make appropriate decisions about the benefits that will best suit their own—and their families’—needs. Active enrollment, however, requires that HR […]


Communication, Software

At Open Enrollment, Millennials Value Financial Security and Workplace Flexibility

October 12, 2016

Via: SHRM

As open enrollment approaches and benefits choices become a focus at workplaces across the country, a survey has found that retirement and core health care benefits are important to Millennials, as are flexible work arrangements. Millennials, who are now the […]


Communication, Software

Missing the Mark: Employees Don’t Appreciate Benefits Spending

September 30, 2016

Via: SHRM

Nearly 90 percent of employers view attracting talent and improving engagement as the top objectives they want to achieve by offering employee benefits. However, many (70 percent) say they are struggling to help employees understand and value their benefits package. […]


Communication, Software

At Open Enrollment, HR Departments of One Step Up

September 19, 2016

Via: SHRM

As an HR department of one, “open enrollment is always an adventure and some years more so than others,” said Cathy Clement, SHRM-CP. Clement is the HR manager at Ewing-Foley Inc. (EFI) in Cupertino, Calif. The firm, with 97 employees, […]