Ah, open enrollment season is upon us, a time that signifies a new beginning for employee offerings and benefits, and our favorite work holiday! Why do we love open enrollment, you may ask? At Givhero we believe it’s an opportunity to revamp your programs and reinvigorate your employees. And while this year might look a little different than previous ones, there are still ways to get the most out of your offerings so your team gets the most out of their work and health!
Even though open enrollment periods vary, many will be kicking off this fall which means that now is the time to start planning for your company’s future. Try taking advantage of the present moment to think through your employee benefits and offerings -- what types of programs do you envision? How much are you willing to allocate? Have you received feedback from your employees that can be incorporated into your plans? Starting this dialogue now will help mitigate confusion and rushed decision-making in the future. You’ll thank yourself once your open enrollment rolls around!
Health and wellness have taken on a new level of importance this year. The pandemic has brought about unprecedented health challenges that permeate into all areas of our lives, and blur the lines between work and home. Employers who acknowledge this and adjust accordingly will make their programs that much stronger. When you’re planning your offerings, try integrating health and wellness initiatives that are remote-friendly, and make it easy for your employees to take care of themselves.
Also keep in mind that workforce priorities are changing. The rising workforce is seeking employers who offer more than just traditional health, dental, and HSA packages. Instead, they’re looking to stay with companies that prioritize well-being, flexibility, mobile-friendly options, and corporate social purpose. Check out how one of our partners is using Givhero to do just that!
At Givhero, we’re all about what you can do today to help prepare for tomorrow. Including preventive well-being measures in your offerings can help keep your employees happy, active, and more productive! And the cherry on top of that health and wellness sundae? Proactive care ultimately brings your costs down. Leveraging the preventative power of Givhero can help companies to adopt a more forward-thinking outlook. And in these unchartered waters, taking care of ourselves and the community now can do wonders for our future.
Interested in how Givhero can add to your existing programs this open enrollment season? Let’s chat!
Hanna Berman is a Mental Health & Wellness Contributor for Givhero. As a Mental Health & Organizational Consultant, her career is dedicated to exploring behavior change on both an individual and collective level. She holds a Masters from King’s College London in Global Ethics & Human Values and is a part-time Reiki practitioner with City Acupuncture Clinic in Washington DC.