The enrollment period is a daunting time for both employers and employees; it is a lot of work for companies and can be a confusing process for workers. For instance, if you have 500 employees and offer 10 benefit plans with several documents correlated to each plan, you may be sifting through as many as 20,000 documents during open enrollment. However, by using technology-based enrollment, you can save time and money, and make the process more efficient and user-friendly for both your HR department and your employees (time is money).
Online enrollment programs are available through numerous platforms, with varying components and technologies. For example, you might use a payroll vendor to tie it to your payroll process, but the components and technology may not interface with one or more of your carriers systems, resulting in both an online and manual enrollment process, which is counterproductive. At Brown & Brown, we assist our clients with identify the best fit for the needs and objectives, analyze the pros and cons, and assist you with implementation and vendor relations.