Are you looking for fresh ideas to make open enrollment events for your employees more engaging? Or do you need Delta Dental-specific open enrollment tips? If so, have no fear. We enlisted the help of some of our stellar account service staff to deliver tips and tricks to make this year your best-ever open enrollment period.

Open enrollment strategies for any organization

The best advice for engaging your workforce to enroll in benefits? Spice it up! Make open enrollment something they can learn from, and something they’re motivated to actively participate in.

If you’re hosting a health or benefits fair, incent your employees to participate. You can use a world traveler theme and issue each attendee a passport to wellness. Provide each vendor a distinct passport stamp, and encourage employees to fill their passport with stamps before exiting the event. You can even enter full passport holders into a raffle for a prize. They’ll come intrigued, and leave with the information they need to make educated benefits decisions that could save them (and your organization) benefits dollars.

You can also use a scavenger hunt for your fair. Provide attendees with question cards for each vendor, and task them with finding the right answer. Score each attendee’s card and give them a prize or recognition for being a benefits all-star!

If these concepts don’t work for you, or if you’re pressed for time, open enrollment newsletters can also help deliver helpful benefits information. You can highlight the plans offered in the coming year, call out any important changes and allow vendors to link to their websites or other resources for more information.

Open enrollment tips for Delta Dental clients

If you’re one of our valued clients, here are some Delta Dental-specific tips to streamline your enrollment.

In addition to sharing any resources you create, encourage enrollees to check out our website and register for online services. When your enrollees have access to their benefits information at their fingertips, it’s a win-win for everyone.

If you have any last-minute enrollment updates, additions or terminations, make your changes using our online Eligibility Management Application (EMA).*

For more information about managing your Delta Dental plan, visit the administrators section of our website.

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*Access to EMA is only available for mid-size and large employer groups. Pooled groups should consult their plan’s administrator for more information on eligibility and enrollment updates.