Are You Ready for Open Enrollment? For many HR departments, the avalanche of paperwork and tangled web of spreadsheets that typically accompany this annual exercise can conjure up feelings of immense anxiety. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
That’s because technology can create the path to a smoother, more efficient and hassle-free open enrollment process.
Here’s how …
The Manual Approach
The manual approach to open enrollment can be full of frustration. There are stacks of paperwork to be completed, documents to be copied and distributed, and forms that are often lost or misplaced. And with benefit costs continuing to increase along with benefit plans becoming more complex, communicating all the changes and choices to employees can be a challenge. To top it all off, you’re working against a deadline. That’s where technology, like Sage Benefits Enrollment, comes to the rescue.
Sage Benefits Enrollment
Available as an extension for Sage HRMS human resource management and payroll software, Sage Benefits Enrollment moves the entire process online, saves countless hours, and eliminates all the paperwork. And since election of benefits is a very personal choice, Sage Benefits Enrollment enables employees to make their own benefits choices online. Easy-to-use onscreen wizards guide HR administrators through the benefit plan setup process and guide employees through open enrollment.
Sage Benefits Enrollment also increases employee satisfaction by delivering full access to benefit plans and convenient year-round life events management. Employees can view and update information anytime, including marital status, dependents, and more. Not only does it help employees understand plan features and complexities so they can make more informed decisions, but it reduces calls for assistance to an HR department that’s already running crazy during a busy time of year.
Open Enrollment of the Future
The days of paper-based open enrollment are dwindling … and for good reason. Companies are taking advantage of technology like Sage Benefits Enrollment to make the process as simple and efficient as possible. At the same time, they are arming employees with detailed benefits information needed to make educated decisions and take responsibility for their healthcare needs.
Are You Ready To Do The Same For Your Workforce?
Contact us to discuss ways to improve your open enrollment process or to learn more about Sage Benefits Enrollment for Sage HRMS.
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