With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to throw a wrench into the economy and the workplace, employers are gearing up for another unusual open enrollment for their group health plans for the 2022 policy year.
As a result of the pandemic, your employees’ priorities may have changed and some of them may be looking at enhanced benefits, or to change their plans’ deductibles or out-of-pocket maximums.
The coronavirus is obviously not in the rear-view mirror, so employers need to consider workers’ new priorities when choosing health insurance plans and other employee benefit offerings.
Employees’ new priorities
Here’s what’s become a priority for many workers today:
- Mental health support
- Access to telehealth
- Higher interest in health savings accounts (HSAs). An Employer Guide to Open Enrollment for the 2022 Policy Year