Renewal season for your insurance benefits is just around the corner. Is your company ready for open enrollment?
We understand that you have a lot on your plate. That’s why we want to make your life easier by automating the open enrollment process as much as possible for your business.
Michigan Planners is a group insurance brokerage company. As such, we’re dedicated to serving small to mid-sized businesses throughout Michigan.
Here’s what else you need to know to get ready for the upcoming open enrollment season.
Eliminate the hassle of requesting paper open enrollment forms from your insurance and benefits carrier. We’ve digitalized the entire process so employees can make their elections via an online portal from the comfort of their own home.
The key is preparation. Don’t wait until the last minute. Call Michigan Planners so we can set up your online benefits portal. Your Michigan Planners representative will then add the proper enrollment forms to your portal and include any literature about plan changes for the upcoming year. That way, your employees will have access to the information they need to choose the best benefits plan for themselves and their families.
Having an online portal streamlines the preparation process for open enrollment. That way, you don’t have to worry about preparing each employee’s enrollment packet. You also won’t have to painstakingly create a spreadsheet to track each employee’s progress by hand. Instead, our online portal tracks each employee’s progress. That way, you’ll know who still needs to fill out their forms and who is done.
Call your Michigan Planners representative to set up a virtual open enrollment meeting. Even if nothing much has changed since the last enrollment period, it’s still a great opportunity for your employees to get their questions answered. (This means less work for you!)
We’ll also record our virtual open enrollment meeting so your employees can re-watch it at a later date through the portal. This helps to educate your employees about their benefits options. It also makes it easier to include the spouses of employees in important benefits decisions that affect the entire family—a common pain point during open enrollment.
A virtual enrollment meeting is also a great way to include remote employees who may be working from home due to the pandemic or other circumstances.
Your employees lead busy lives. That’s why it’s important that you remind them early and often about open enrollment. We recommend alerting your employees up to one month before the open enrollment period and giving them all the information and tools they need to succeed.
For example, we recommend sending out email reminders or even putting up signs around the workplace. That way, your employees are less likely to forget about important open enrollment deadlines.
Also, provide your employees with the instructions they need to register for an Employee Navigator account and enroll in benefits. For your convenience, we’ve provided the link below.
Instructions: How to Use Employee Navigator to Enroll in Benefits →
Michigan Planners is a group insurance brokerage firm. As such, we’d be more than happy to help you get your business ready for open enrollment season. To get started, please call Michigan Planners at (800) 674-9235. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.