Author: Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
Open enrollment is a period of time each year when employers permit new employees to enroll in a health plan and allow current employees to make changes to their existing medical coverage. During open enrollment, employees may decide to change plans, add or drop a dependent or add an optional benefit, such as a dental plan. Employers can assist employees during open enrollment by distributing materials that explain new health options and changes to existing benefits.
OPEN ENROLLMENT EDUCATION STRATEGIES
To help employees select the plan option that best meets their needs, employers should provide information about the following:
The following are ways for employers to improve their open enrollment communication strategies:
Some groups of employees may need additional assistance, particularly those with mental or physical disabilities, low or fixed incomes, parents of children with special needs and non-English speakers. Without special assistance, these groups may miss open enrollment periods or have large gaps in their coverage.
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