PES answers a reader's query about the best time to administer flex benefits


Is it better to administer flexible benefits via one enrolment window, or via rolling windows?

Benefits are all about valuing staff and making benefit selection a positive, motivational experience is part of that. Making rushed decisions once a year is counter-productive. Why not allow people to make choices as and when they need to? And you could link the portal with recognition and reward schemes. Some providers – like insurers – do need annual renewals but for most products rolling windows make sense.

Ian Rummels, head of thinking and possibilities, PES, can answer your employee benefits questions. To put a question to him, email

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