If you work in HR then this is likely a pain you know all too well. One way that you can counteract this by partnering with a benefits provider who offers insurance enrollment services.
Here are just a few of the advantages of doing so:
Give Your HR A Break
Human resources departments, especially those in small and midsize businesses, can spend a huge chunk of their resources on the insurance enrollment/re-enrollment process. Of course that isn't the only thing an HR department is responsible for. You also have to deal with hiring new employees, complying with labor laws, and creating a safe work environment. All of these things are just as important as insurance enrollment yet they often get a smaller piece of the resource pie because dealing with benefits is so draining. By partnering with benefits provider who has experience providing enrollment services you can free up time and energy to focus on the other functions of an HR department.
The Many Benefits Of Enrollment Services
Insurance enrollment services offer many benefits in addition to easing the workload on your HR department. A good enrollment platform will create a centralized space where employees can go to find the information they need and enroll without constant bouncing around between websites or having to send in documents to a dozen different places. Your provider will likely have built in data redundancy features that eliminate the costly errors and lost information that can result from doing things the old fashioned way.
Empower Your Employees To Make Smart Choices
Making decisions about insurance can be difficult. There is often an enormous amount of information to take in and much of it is difficult to comprehend without someone with the right technical knowledge explaining it to you. That role generally falls on the HR department but as you read earlier it can be difficult for smaller departments to properly educate employees. This is especially true when you're on a tight timetable like you typically are with insurance enrollment.
With insurance enrollment services your employees have access to level of support that most HR departments simply can’t provide. Support can also be provided through a variety of avenues including 24/7 call centers or on site counseling.
You Can Keep What Works
When it comes to your current enrollment platform you don't have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. A good benefits provider will allow you to leverage what's currently working for your employees and improve on that. So you don't have to worry about someone coming in and tearing your current system apart only to replace it with something less personal and less efficient.
At Summerlin-Roberts we offer insurance enrollment platforms with a variety of insurance enrollment options including self-service platforms, call centers, and on-site benefits counseling and more depending on the needs of your business. Please, contact us today to learn more about our enrollment services.