There is something about surveys. The results grab the headlines, but not enough attention is given to the statistical base. For example, SHRM reports a survey that concludes 77% of Human Resource departments have gone paperless. However, this is based on the input from only 150 HR practitioners, all of whom were attending the 2015 SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference and exposition. These results may be indicative, but you need to examine such results in terms of your own business context.
With Ascentis’ paperless open enrollment you can publish benefits content to the Web or company intranet rather than distributing a thick packet of information and forms and holding multiple meetings. Ascentis Self-Service gives your company a centralized database of benefits information which is a fast, accurate, and easy-to-use resource for employees needing answers.
Open enrollment season is one of the most stressful times for an HR department. Piles of paper and folders, phones ringing off the hook, answering the same questions over and over, deciphering messy handwriting, and email after email after email … it’s time-consuming, stress-inducing, and fraught with the potential for errors and oversight.
Time consuming manual new hire processes often leave HR managers with a stack of paper for each new employee. Many documents are involved in the hiring process, from resumes and applications to legally required forms such as W-4s and I-9s. These documents must be processed into systems or spreadsheets, and then shared with other departments such as payroll.
Determining whether employees qualify as full-time (FTE) for purposes of the ACA is complex, at best. While the actual requirement to provide insurance to full time employees (or pay specified penalties) doesn’t take effect for most employers until 2014, the record-keeping period, both for determining large employer status and for determining coverage eligibility by employee, runs throughout 2013.
Ascentis Employee Self Service (ESS) allows you to conduct enrollment online, thus eliminating the cumbersome and inaccurate paper process. Through online open enrollment, employees are connected to their benefit options. Upon HR approval, enrollment elections are applied to employee records and employees automatically receive an e-mail detailing their choices. Ascentis Carrier Connect electronically transmits the information to the appropriate providers.
As 2014 approaches and health care benefits change, certain details will inevitably become more bogged down by numbers and statistics, making it more difficult to manage. Because this information is important, the understanding from all parties in the company is vital to an efficient and smooth turnover into the new year. This *webinar on […]
How can HR managers use open enrollment to achieve greater employee satisfaction, while saving time and reducing errors? By going paperless and taking open enrollment online. How does web-based/online paperless enrollment work? With online open enrollment, HR publishes benefits content through the Web or company Intranet instead of creating, assembling and distributing a […]