Let’s face facts: Benefits are not a subject that typically comes up in casual conversation, unless of course you’re an actuary and developing risk models is your field of work. But for the rest of us, we don’t think about benefits until we actually need them. When it comes to benefits, the scenario is pretty much the same: we learn about them during our initial employee orientation, then fill out a bunch of forms, and our paychecks are “magically” deducted through the wonders of technology. After that, we usually forget about them.
Then a crisis arises, like a broken leg during a ski trip or we need to take care of a sick, elderly parent and need more information about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). What is the first thing we do? We call HR. However in today’s business climate, the HR focus has been placed on strategic planning. As a result, it has become increasingly challenging to organize, manage and properly administer a robust benefits package in order to answer employees’ questions in an efficient and timely manner.
Most of the time, the answer is on a piece of paper, in a file that is in a locked cabinet of co-worker’s desk. What happens if that co-worker is on vacation for a week? What do you do? Do you wait? Do you call the benefit vendor? What if you need to access multiple benefits, do you call each one for information? Situations like this happen more than you think and can be tedious and quite messy.
But, what if EVERY benefit were organized in ONE place, accessible 24/7, as well as being organized by EACH individual employee? You’d probably say that’s impossible.
Not anymore. eni has recently developed a new feature to its BalanceBenefits engagement software called HRDirect. This innovative solution allows any HR department to upload and manage every Specific Plan Design, and Summary Benefits Coverage, as well as ways in which to contact the vendor if necessary. HRDirect does ALL the work, so you don’t have to. Just give us the information and we will organize by employee group, benefit plan, or in any other manner that makes the most sense for your business.
With access to HRDirect, you will be able to review each benefit plan, EVERY employee’s individual benefit package, and answer your employees’ questions accurately, efficiently and quickly. Gone are the days of wasting time finding the right piece of paper or the right person who has the right answer. The answer will be at your fingertips, saving you precious time!