If open enrollment had a hashtag, it might be #timeconsuming or#overwhelming. But the hashtag it should have is#financialwellnesstime.

Benefits are the building blocks of financial wellness, and open enrollment is themost important opportunity of the year for employees to create astrong financial foundation.

According to MetLife's 15th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study(EBTS), nearly half of employees are concerned, anxious or fearfulabout their current financial wellness. As employees look for waysto boost their financial wellness, they're increasingly looking totheir employers. In fact, 3 out of 5 employees say they are lookingto their employer for help in achieving financial security throughbenefits, according to EBTS.

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