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As open enrollment season approaches, employersare rolling out new (or modified) health insurance packages (amongother benefits) and hoping that this will be the year where theycan finally make an impact on their health care expenses.

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Unfortunately, it probably won't, according to Alegeus's 2019Open Enrollment Exit Poll. The problem? Employers aren't workingwith their benefit brokers or plan partners to provide the education employees need to makeinformed decisions.

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"As consumers take on more responsibility for their health carecosts, it's important that they are supported and guided to makeinformed decisions," said Steven Auerbach, Alegeus CEO. "It's up tothe CDH industry to ensure employers and consumers are not leavingbillions of dollars in unused tax savings on the table each year.While open enrollment is an annual selection period, educationinitiatives should be a year-round focus for all employers."

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Check out the infographic below to learn where employees needhelp, and what employers can do to help them.

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Source: Alegeus

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.