X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

As summer fades and the workplace moves into its next phase — benefits enrollment season — studies are emerging that support a call for a more proactive benefits education process.

Unum reported earlier this week that a survey of employees revealed that the majority said their employers’ benefits education efforts weren’t working very well for them. Now, the 2014 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey from Aflac that found 41 percent of employees spend 15 minutes or less pouring over their benefits options prior to enrollment. Not paying much attention to their benefits options happens despite the trend toward employees increasingly paying a larger share of their benefits. Premiums paid by employees now average $4,565, according to Aflac.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

More from this author

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.