The amount of workers enrolling online for their employeebenefits has doubled since just a few years ago. Research fromGuardian Life Insurance Company of America shows 62 percent ofworkers now enroll online, compared to 29 percent in 2005.

In the past year alone, the use of online benefits enrollmentincreased by 8 percentage points, representing a significant shiftin how employees learn about, evaluate and interact with theirbenefits programs.

For workers, it comes down to simplicity. Nine out of tenworkers surveyed (91 percent) rate their online enrollmentexperience as “very easy” compared to 78 percent of those usingpaper. Employees say they prefer online benefits enrollment forconvenience (89 percent); time savings (85 percent) and the factthat it’s good for the environment (78 percent).

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