5 Tips for a Successful Open Enrollment Season​

It’s that time of year again! Time to buckle down and get ready for open enrollment season. This can be a hectic and stressful time for HR professionals, but there are a few key things you can do to make sure that this season goes as smoothly as possible. Here are our top 5 tips:

1. Communicate, communicate, communicate!

 The key to a successful open enrollment season is clear and effective communication with your employees. Brite’s employee benefits education platform makes communicating with employees about their benefits easier than ever. Our platform is easy to navigate, easy to use, and works inside all of your current communication channels. You can even launch Brite through texting, to ensure that your employees are able to receive your content no matter where they are.

2. Educate your employees.

 It’s important that your employees know exactly what benefits they are being offered. Brite’s digital employee benefit guides are engaging and efficient, and can be customized to your company’s own branding. By creating easy-to-understand digital employee benefit guides, your employees will be able to digest the information on their own time and at their own pace, instead of being overwhelmed with mountains of information all at once. This will help your employees understand their benefit offerings and help them make more informed decisions. 

3. Stay organized.

This is vital in order to keep everything running smoothly. Create a schedule or timeline of events leading up to open enrollment and make sure to stick to it. This will help you stay on track and avoid any last-minute scrambling. With Brite, it is easier than ever to stay organized and remain efficient during this time. Track employee engagement, and even see when your employees are interacting with your content. 

4. Be prepared for questions.

No matter how much you communicate and educate, chances are you’ll still get questions from employees during open enrollment season. That’s why it’s important to have a plan for how you’ll handle them. Luckily, Brite makes it easy to communicate how and where your employees can go with questions they may have regarding open enrollment or their benefits. Create resources that include instructions on how to access account information, highlight plan details, explain benefit terminology, and more. Within your Brite content, you can include instructions, links, and buttons that will direct your employees to the correct channels to appropriately and effectively answer their questions.

5. Take some time for yourself!

This can be a hectic and overwhelming time of year, so make sure to take some time for yourself amid all the craziness. Whether it’s taking a few deep breaths throughout the day or scheduling some time off after open enrollment has wrapped up, do whatever you need to do to stay sane! With Brite, Open Enrollment is easier than ever, and our platform will save you time and money, so you can avoid becoming too overwhelmed. 

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