Insurance coverage for most companies begins on January 1, so many hold their open enrollment right around now! We’ve put together a little guide on what you likely can expect as you go through the process of choosing your benefits for 2018.
- Your HR department will communicate that it is time to choose your next year’s benefits.
- Often, your HR department will provide meetings to go through your options for the coming year. These meetings may include representatives from companies that provide your coverage to help answer questions.
- After you’ve attended a meeting, or your department has communicated your options to you, you often will have a few days to a couple weeks to elect what coverage you want to add, change, or drop.
- After you’ve made and submitted your selections, your coverage is unchangeable for a year. You may encounter a “qualifying event” which may allow you to make different choices, during that period.
Wondering how to choose your benefits? Learn more about what to ask your HR department.