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Open Enrollment

Author: Jessica Webb-Ayer, XpertHR Legal Editor

Fall may be the season of changing leaves, apples, football and pumpkin spice lattes, but it often means one thing for many employers: open enrollment season. This time of year presents unique challenges for employers and can be a hectic time for HR and benefits professionals. It can be a confusing and frustrating period for employees as well.

Since open enrollment is important to everyone in the workforce, employers should be familiar with best practices for handling this stressful time of year. The following are key steps an employer can take to effectively manage the open enrollment process.

1. Evaluate Current Benefit Offerings