How to Handle Last-minute Benefit Adds

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Open enrollment is just around the corner. While it may feel like you’re running out of time, it’s not too late for last minute benefits!

Talking to Your Advisor

The first place to start with a last-minute benefits adds is to talk to your advisor.

Your plan advisor will be able to guide you through the process of selecting a last-minute program.

Traditional benefits like health and dental take a few months to roll out. They may be off the table on short notice. But other elective benefits may still be available.

Plan an Easier Rollout

Not all benefits programs take weeks and months to roll out.

Benefits like financial wellness can be rolled out much quicker than a new healthcare or traditional wellness benefit.

With many financial wellness programs like Edukate being able to be rolled out in less than 30 days, adding them to your benefits offerings just a few weeks before open enrollment is easier than ever.

Smaller Employee Groups

Even though some last-minute benefits can be rolled out quickly, it can still feel daunting to get a new benefit into rotation before open enrollment.

To reduce stress, instead of rolling out a new benefit to your entire organization, consider choosing a single department or employee group to try a limited rollout first.

As you evaluate the success of a the program among a small employee group, you can roll out a full program next year.

Even though it can feel like you’re running out of time, it may not be too late to add additional benefits to this year’s open enrollment offerings. Financial wellness programs and other voluntary benefits may be able to be rolled out in less than 30 days. Talk to your advisor and get creative with groups you roll out to before open enrollment is in full swing.


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