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Preparing for open enrollment: 6 best practices for compliance, cost savings, and implementation

Open enrollment for employee benefits is around the corner, which involves many moving pieces at the HR level, including plan decisions, benefit implementation, notice requirements and other communications. It’s important that employers understand their compliance requirements as well as have a process in place to ensure these requirements are met. Here are six tips for improving compliance, cost savings, and implementation.

Employee COVID-19 exposures: Your go-to for managing risks

Employers frequently come to our Compliance and Workplace Solutions team to help them navigate COVID-19 Exposures. Let them report to work? Send them home? Make them stay home for two weeks once they get back from the Sturgis rally? Although some cases may have unique circumstances, we have compiled common scenarios and set forth options based on an organization’s risk tolerance. While some of these situations will have pretty straightforward guidance, some of the situations below provide several different options for managing risk.

Introducing the new USI Z(ONE) COVID-19 risk assessment tool

USI Insurance Services is excited to announce the launch of USI Z(ONE), a real-time, digital COVID-19 risk assessment and navigation tool designed to help your organization make more informed operational and workforce decisions through these challenging times. Developed exclusively by USI’s STEER (Steer Through Epidemic and Economic Recovery) Taskforce, the USI Z(ONE) analysis tool provides senior executives and human resource professionals critical visibility into the latest geographic COVID-19 risk assessment data for counties throughout the U.S. in a single, easy-to-use platform. Visit to learn more.