Are your employ­ees giv­ing a cold shoul­der to your open enroll­ment process? If yes, before meet­ing and fac­ing them, you must take a good look at your process. Your open enroll­ment process need not be lengthy and bor­ing. To engage your employ­ees, you need to come up with fresh ideas. Cre­at­ing a fun open enroll­ment process can be dif­fi­cult, how­ev­er, it’s not impos­si­ble by any stretch of imag­i­na­tion. To help you care for your employ­ees bet­ter, we’ve com­piled a list of some tips that you can fol­low to make your open enroll­ment process engag­ing. Take a look.

1. Get as much help as you can 

Two (or more) heads are bet­ter than one. While some peo­ple in your busi­ness may have a bet­ter knowl­edge of employ­ee ben­e­fits, and dif­fer­ent types of open enroll­ment process­es, it does not mean oth­er teams aren’t capa­ble of con­tribut­ing. Col­lab­o­ra­tion holds the key to design­ing a cam­paign that ticks all the right box­es. To ensure their voic­es are heard, moti­vate your employ­ees to put their think­ing caps on, and come up with ideas to make the process more interactive.

2. Know what your employees expect 

To get a bet­ter under­stand­ing of what your employ­ees expect from your open enroll­ment process, talk to them reg­u­lar­ly. Ask them to point out their major con­cerns, and how they expect the process to address these issues. If your employ­ees do not know much about the ben­e­fits your busi­ness offers, con­duct train­ing ses­sions. Learn about the type of action­able infor­ma­tion they seek when mak­ing decisions.

3. Come up with a fun theme 

Your open enroll­ment process does not have to be bor­ing. To ensure par­tic­i­pat­ing in the process is a fun expe­ri­ence for your employ­ees, come up with fun themes revolv­ing around games and music. Dare to think out of the box to come up with fun ways of edu­cat­ing your employ­ees. You can, for instance, think of ways to incor­po­rate impor­tant mes­sages with­in espe­cial­ly designed prod­ucts revolv­ing around super­hero themes.

4. Use multiple media

While some of your employ­ees may pre­fer get­ting mes­sages relat­ed to the open enroll­ment cam­paign deliv­ered direct­ly to their mail­box­es, oth­ers may expect you to add a per­son­al touch by mail­ing print­ed mate­r­i­al to their home. To meet the expec­ta­tions of your employ­ees, use mul­ti­ple media.

You don’t have to be a rock­et sci­en­tist to fig­ure out ways to make your open enroll­ment process more engag­ing. If you think a major change is nec­es­sary, con­sid­er get­ting an employ­ee ben­e­fits admin­is­tra­tion expert in Marin Coun­tyby your side. If you are in Cal­i­for­nia, our team at Arrow Ben­e­fits Group would be hap­py to help. To learn more about us, call at 707–992-3780. Alter­na­tive­ly, to book an appoint­ment, fill out our con­tact form.