Encourage employees to complete annual enrollment for 2021 benefits

October 14, 2020
These tools and resources can help employers encourage and remind employees to complete annual enrollment for 2021 benefits.

Annual enrollment for 2021 benefits will be here soon. Starting October 26 through November 13, employees can log on to Benefits Connect to review benefits options and costs for coverage effective January 1, 2021. This is their only chance to make changes to their coverage or to elect new coverage for 2021, unless they have a qualifying life event, such as getting married or adopting a child.

You can use the following tools and resources to help employees get ready to choose their 2021 benefits and complete annual enrollment:

  • The Annual Enrollment Employer Toolkit contains posters, emails, and other materials you can use to increase awareness about annual enrollment and to educate employees about the benefits you are offering.
  • Benefits Connect allows you to check during annual enrollment whether employees have submitted their 2021 elections. Just log on, choose Annual Enrollment Status at the top of the page, and employees will display as either submitted or not submitted. You can then remind anyone who hasn’t yet done so to log on to Benefits Connect to make changes or elect benefits for 2021 by November 13.
  • Starting in early December, you can use Benefits Connect to view and download a spreadsheet of employees’ 2021 elections and costs, for payroll purposes.

Remember, annual enrollment starts October 26. Spread the word so employees don’t miss out on their chance to make sure they have the coverage they want starting January 1.