Saving Time with Online Benefits Enrollment

Posted by EQ Tech on Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Providing a competitive benefits package is one way employers can recruit and keep talented employees. Unfortunately, benefits enrollment can be a rigorous, paper-intensive process for many HR departments. That’s why we want to introduce you to an easier way with Sage Benefits Enrollment. Let’s take a closer look.

What is Sage Benefits Enrollment?

A component of Sage HRMS, Sage Benefits Enrollment enables employees to make their own benefit elections online using the internet (or your intranet). Sage Benefits Enrollment even includes year-round life events management, so your employees can easily update information such as marital status and dependents.

Manual Versus Online

The manual approach to benefits enrollment can be full of frustration. There are stacks of paperwork to be completed, documents to be copied and distributed, and forms that are often lost or misplaced.

Sage Benefits Enrollment eliminates all that by moving the process online. Employees are guided step-by-step through selecting the benefits they wish to participate in and enter the necessary information into online enrollment forms. Once the employee enters data online, the information is immediately available to HR for review & approval and can automatically update your Sage HRMS system, thus eliminating duplicate data entry.

Simple For HR Administrators Too

Easy-to-use onscreen wizards guide HR administrators through the process of setting up benefit plans, including open enrollment start and end dates. Reminder emails can be sent to employees and errors are automatically flagged allowing HR to request appropriate changes.

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The Benefits of Online Enrollment

Reduced HR Call Volume – because employees have direct online access to important details during the enrollment process, they are able to easily find answers to common questions on their own.

Shorter Cycle Times – Research suggests that a paper-based open enrollment process can take 6 to 8 weeks (from assembly & distribution of forms to manual completion and submission of those forms to HR). Online benefits enrollment can streamline that process down to 3 weeks or less.

Eliminate Duplicate Data Entry – eliminate duplicate data entry with an online benefits enrollment solution that shares data with your existing Sage HRMS software.

Reduce Material Costs – paper, printing, and postage are essentially eliminated by removing paper from the process and directing employees to electronic resources for forms and benefit details.

For many companies, the days of frustrating paper-based benefits enrollment are a thing of the past. Are you ready to do the same for your organization?

Topics: Sage HRMS and Payroll Processing

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