Let’s face it – benefits can be confusing for many employees. On top of unfamiliar language, there is a lot of information to process and important decisions to make. Though studies have shown that people tend to prefer more choices, they are less likely to make a decision and ultimately less satisfied with their decision when more choices are offered. This is one reason open enrollment creates confusion with employees.
For HR professionals, open enrollment can be daunting as well. From increased paperwork to the important and monstrous task of educating employees regarding their options, it is safe to say open enrollment can strike fear in the hearts of many HR personnel. You shouldn’t dread open enrollment, however. With the right tools and proper communication, open enrollment can be a manageable experience for everyone involved. First, find out why it is important for open enrollment to run smoothly and learn best practices to communicate with your workforce before and during the open enrollment period. Then, find out how using a tool such as Epicor HCM by Epicor can make open enrollment easy for both HR and the rest of your workforce.