Almost all HR professionals can agree–open enrollment can be just short of madness.
It’s a stressful time for both employees and employers; however, having the right consultant in place can mean the difference between success and a messy, frantic experience.
Senior Client Executive Shelley McLean at OneDigital Carolinas outlines for HR Dive, how employers can find a benefits consultant that will serve as a business partner, and how HR can make the most of the partnership to further organizational goals. Shelley outlines 8 essentials questions to help determine if the benefits broker is qualified and able to deliver a stress-free benefits selection experience for both HR and employees. She also emphasizes the need for a long-term benefits strategy conversation when conducting these broker interviews in the article, “Open Enrollment 2019: 8 Questions to Ask Your Broker.”
Employers should strive to find a firm that will fit the mission and vision of an employer's desired employee benefits experience and one that truly understands the convergence of HR, technology and the various requirements that come into play. When the entire benefits ecosystem comes together — the employer, broker, carrier, employees — everyone is a winner.
— Shelley McLean, Senior Client Executive, OneDigital Carolinas
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