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Start an outside-the-box conversation to improve open enrollment process - Employee Benefit News

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[Image credit: Bloomberg]Nick Otto writes for Employee Benefit News about engaging employees to better ensure peak participation rates in open enrollment and to increase understanding of the process.

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Employees are more likely to turn to family and friends for help selecting benefits plans, rather than their Human Resources department. Matthew Monahan, VP of benefits for technology software company Namely, suggets that HR can help change this by holding town-hall style meetings, opening office hours as open enrollment approaches, or organizing a full benefits fair.

Being sure that employees are engaged in the enrollment process and understand their benefits can help with recruiting and retaining top talent, even for smaller organizations or nonprofits that can't offer competitive salaries. Read more suggestions from Nonstop on keeping employees engaged in our Best Practices Guide for Engaging with Your Employees About Healthcare Benefits:

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