Tag: benefits enrollment

It’s typical to have mixed feelings about the annual benefits open enrollment period. Dread for the additional administrative workload and potential benefits cost increases… Anticipation of newer, more attractive, and easier to administer plans… It makes for a fall season that causes many HR professionals and benefits brokers to drown their misery in pumpkin spice lattes….

Question: I am submitting this question on behalf of a client:  Can an employer require that an employee enrollment form be completed by a certain date, and if it is not completed by the specified date it is an assumed waiver of coverage?  What is the employer liability? Our Response: Yes – you may tell your…