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Why We Love Annual Enrollment (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Annual Enrollment (And You Should, Too!)
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2014 by Natalie McLinden
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It seems that annual enrollment gets a lot of bad press—between articles listing what people would rather do then enroll in benefits to horror stories of enrollments gone wrong, there’s not a lot of positive hype regarding benefits this time of year. Personally, we don’t see what the big deal is—call us crazy, but we love annual enrollment and are hitting this season in high gear, ready to go.


 

1. A single, unified goal

There isn’t one single person within our company that doesn’t have their hands in some part of annual enrollment, making AE a true team effort with every hand on deck (sometimes feet when it gets crazy!). Looking from the outside in, the hours, sweat and manpower behind this time of year might be enough to scare people away, but on the inside you’ll find dedication, commitment, and a single unified goal that brings everyone together. The fact that we’re all working towards the same goal gives us common ground to relate to and brings

2. It’s our time to shine!

Annual enrollment is what we prepare for all year long. It’s our Super Bowl, our World Cup, our full-on marathon. It’s what we prepare for, work for, and when it’s done (and done right) there’s a mix of emotions that follow.

3. Great challenge, great reward.

We realize that annual enrollment is a crazy time of year, which is why we like to put the crazy right back in its place. Costumes, prizes, awards ceremonies, food—the type of good crazy that keeps the bad crazy at bay. Annual enrollment challenges us all to constantly give it our all, and we make it a point to recognize and reward those who thrive in the crazy pace by voting for our peers and holding weekly annual enrollment recognition ceremonies.

4. Delivering Delight

Annual enrollment is hands down the biggest obstacle an HR professional faces when it comes to benefits. We know this and embrace it, because rescuing HR from the big and daunting burden of annual enrollment is what we’re here for—it’s our calling, our time to shine! This time of year especially is our opportunity to show our clients what we’re worth and deliver the delight we’re oh so proud of. This is our time to SHOW what we’re capable of rather than just tell.

5. It gets better every year

Annual enrollment is hands down the biggest obstacle an HR professional faces when it comes to benefits. We know this and embrace it, because rescuing HR from the big and daunting burden of annual enrollment is what we’re here for—it’s our calling, our time to shine! This time of year especially is our opportunity to show our clients what we’re worth and deliver the delight we’re oh so proud of. This is our time to SHOW what we’re capable of rather than just tell.

CONCLUSION:

Annual enrollment may have a lot of stress and anxiety tied to it’s name, but there are also