For many organizations, benefits enrollment typically happens sometime in the fourth quarter for the upcoming plan year. That means many employees chose their 2020 benefits in October or November of 2019. Chances are your organization may offer a mid-calendar year open enrollment (also known as “off-cycle” open enrollment), to take some pressure off during the busy close-of-year period.
No matter what time of year you offer your benefits enrollment, it’s very likely that your employees may already be a bit hazy on what they signed up for in the months prior.
As an employer or HR professional, it’s important to keep plan communications consistent to ensure that employees understand what benefits they have access to and how they can make the most of them. The key is to be smart and strategic in how you communicate benefits information to employees. By implementing these tips, you should be in good shape to keep the communications flowing easily and effectively throughout the year!