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How Many of You Wrote Your Open Enrollment Materials in Plain English This Year?

How Many of You Wrote Your Open Enrollment Materials in Plain English This Year?

by Frank Roche on October 23, 2007

in Benefits, Communication

I saw a really cool open enrollment kit a couple of weeks ago that was written in plain English. How cool is that? Material that can be as dry as toast spiced up with a some tangy language marmalade.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your employees about their benefits in language that they understand. If your materials were written in legalese or by a frustrated English major toss them out and start over. It doesn’t take that long to write in plan English, but it takes forever to decipher turbid English.

(And if your employees can’t read English I’d recommend writing in the language they do understand. Just a thought for the foreign audience of KnowHR.)

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