The prospect of more outbreaks related to the coronavirus is spurring employers to plan for an entirely virtual open enrollment this fall. Here are 3 tips to help employers facilitate a virtual open enrollment:
When, How, Where
Develop an enrollment process and communicate it to employees. Outline when enrollment is happening, how it will be conducted and where to learn more.
Ensure all employees have internet access. If employees must enroll online, they must have the technical capabilities to do so. Employers should provide these resources in advance of enrollment.
Distribute resources beforehand. Employees should have the resources they need to understand their benefits options, the enrollment procedure and necessary forms.