Whether your open enrollment period has just ended, or you’re preparing for one in the spring, there’s a good chance you may be offering some timely new benefit options for employees. And even if your benefits themselves aren’t changing in 2021, your employees’ needs likely have due to the pandemic. They may need direction finding existing benefits programs they never considered before. With lockdowns, isolation and the general disruption to everyday life, mental health and overall wellness have become top priorities, and many companies are seeing the positive impact of programs that focus on these key factors in employee health and job satisfaction.
But offering benefits and getting employees to use them are two very different things. Despite the best intentions, the most robust program in the world is ineffective if no one takes advantage of it.