SHRM Experts & Research on Open Enrollment

Oct 13, 2015

Open enrollment will be held in the coming months at companies 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 the 2016 open enrollment season.

According to SHRM’s manager of compensation and benefits, employees can expect higher health insurance premiums, deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays. Additionally, more employers will increase wellness benefits and continue complying with Affordable Care Act reforms. More companies are adding telemedicine as a way to contain costs and provide convenience for employees.

While the focus of open enrollment often entails how it will affect employees, benefits are an important recruiting tool for organizations. SHRM’s 2015 Strategic Benefits Survey, which will be released this week, shows that more employers are turning to benefits to help recruit and retain employees. Health care remains the benefit most valued by workers.

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

SHRM Experts
Bruce Elliott, manager of compensation and benefits, SHRM
Bettina Deynes, vice president of human resources, SHRM

SHRM HR Disciplines Special Expertise Panelist
​Sylvia Francis, human resources manager, Total Rewards

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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