Do not overlook benefits enrollment time as a key opportunity to increase the engagement of your workers in your corporate mission.

A review of five years of employee benefits enrollment and education queries by Unum underscores the tremendous value employees place on both benefits packages and the enrollment process itself. Those who believe they have received strong support from their employer when making benefits choices are far more engaged at work than those who don't.

Unum's report, Beyond the Usual Benefits, reviewed data from 2008-2012 gathered by a third party researcher that asked employees about their enrollment experiences. One big disconnect exists around benefits education: 81 percent of companies believe it's important for employees to understand their benefits, but only 58 percent do.

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