SHRM Experts & Research on Open Enrollment

Oct 2, 2014

Open enrollment will be held in the coming months at employers across the United States to allow employees to choose health insurance plans and other benefits.

Open enrollment experts from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, Va. are available to discuss upcoming changes and trends employees can anticipate during 2015 open enrollment.

According to SHRM’s manager of compensation and benefits, employees can expect higher health insurance premiums, deductibles and co-insurance, and in some cases exclusions for working spouse exclusions. Additionally, more employers will increase wellness benefits and continue complying with Affordable Care Act reforms.

While the focus of open enrollment often entails how it will affect employees, benefits are an important recruiting tool for organizations. According to State of Employee Benefits in the Workplace reports, approximately one-fourth (26%) of organizations reported leveraging their benefits program to recruit employees. Health care (81%) and retirement savings and planning (70%) are the benefits most frequently leveraged to retain employees.

Below are a list of SHRM and SHRM-affiliated open enrollment experts who are available for interviews.

SHRM Experts
Bruce Elliott, manager of compensation and benefits, Society for Human Resource Management
Bettina Deynes, vice president of human resources, Society for Human Resource Management
Mike Letizia, CalSHRM state director and principal consultant, Letizia HR Solutions

SHRM HR Disciplines Special Expertise Panelists
Lori Johnson, HR business partner – team lead/account manager, ADP
Art Glover, associate director of human resources, Douglas County Libraries
David Twitchell, vice president of human resources, New Hampshire Catholic Charities

To schedule an interview, please contact Vanessa Gray of SHRM Public Affairs at 703-535-6072 or or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 or


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