Employee Benefit News is soliciting short articles from benefits professionals on best practices related to open enrollment and voluntary benefits. Articles selected by the editors will appear in EBN’s June 1 issue or on the Web site.

If you’re a benefits manager, what is the best piece of advice you would give a colleague on selecting voluntary benefits and communicating those choices prior to and during open enrollment? What have you done that’s worked really well, or what would you never do again?

If you are a benefits adviser or provider, what do you tell clients are the “must-do’s” when choosing, introducing or increasing appreciation for voluntary benefits? And what are pitfalls to avoid? Are there things employers should do in working with you to make open enrollment go more smoothly or reduce costs?

Your tips can be about voluntary benefits in general or a particular type of benefit. The more original and targeted the advice is, the more useful it will be.

Please send your suggestions and tips in 500 words or less by March 18 to openenrollment@sourcemedia.com. Include your name, your firm’s name, the number of employees in your organization if you are an employer, and your city and state. In cases where advice is similar, the earliest submissions will be selected.

If you have questions, contact Senior Editor Lynn Gresham. Thank you! We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

 

 

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