Addressing employee election errors after open enrollment ends

In benefits administration, as in life, mistakes happen. In spite of employers’ best efforts to facilitate a successful open enrollment, a few employees will inevitably miss the deadline or accidentally elect the wrong benefits.

While employers may be inclined to allow employees to make corrections, it’s important to be cognizant of the rules for addressing open enrollment errors before making any changes.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss best practices for addressing post-election errors and making midyear changes.

The Logistics of Addressing Election Errors After Open Enrollment

Most employer-sponsored benefits plans renew on a calendar-year basis. Employees are able to change their elections until the start of the plan year, but employers are not typically required to allow changes after the open enrollment period ends.

 

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