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Open season advice offered to employees

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Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Williamson discusses open season in a new video on LiteBlue.

Open season is an ideal time for employees to find the health plan that best fits them, Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Williamson says in a new video discussion.

“Take the time to evaluate your health care needs and the plans that are available to best suit you,” Williamson says.

Some employees fear they’ll lose their doctor if they change plans, but Benefits and Wellness Manager Erica Hayton says there’s an easy way to eliminate anxiety.

“The simplest thing to do is just give your doctor a call,” she says. “Ask them if they participate in the plan that you’re looking at. They’ll be able to tell you, and that alleviates any of that fear.”

Compensation Director Vinay Gupta says LiteBlue offers useful guides, tools, videos and FAQs for employees.

These resources will help ensure “that people make the decision based on the best information,” Gupta says.

The open season enrollment period ends Dec. 14. More information is available on the LiteBlue site.

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