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Guardian Introduces Online Enrollment for New Enrollees

New Option Simplifies Process as Employers and Employees Prepare for Benefits Open Enrollment Season

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:00 am EDT

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NEW YORK
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"It's not only important to Guardian to keep in step with trends, but to make the benefits experience equal parts easy, informative and engaging. People are inundated with information and by ensuring benefits decision-making is simple, everyone – employers and their employees – ultimately get the most out of offerings"

As businesses across the U.S. prepare for open enrollment season, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, today announced that its online benefits enrollment service is now available to new enrollees.

Guardian's Employee Online Enrollment service, offered as part of its self-service website Guardian Anytime, now allows new employees to enroll in Guardian plans for the first time. With a simple-to-use online portal, employees will be able to better understand their benefit options and enroll in a few easy steps. In addition to simplifying the sign up process, employees will benefit from greater control and flexibility managing their benefits throughout the year. The service also creates operational efficiencies for employers reducing the time they spend administering plans and managing paperwork.

"It's not only important to Guardian to keep in step with trends, but to make the benefits experience equal parts easy, informative and engaging. People are inundated with information and by ensuring benefits decision-making is simple, everyone – employers and their employees – ultimately get the most out of offerings," said Elena Wu, Group Marketing and Worksite Officer, Guardian.

This year, Guardian announced a new suite of online tools and resources to simplify the employee benefits open enrollment process, the annual opportunity for employees to make changes to their workplace benefit plans. This fall will mark the first benefits enrollment season for American workers since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March, and Guardian's suite of tools assists employers and their employees seeking simple solutions to optimize their coverage options.

"Making the enrollment process as simple as possible is a priority for employers. They're looking to ensure their employees are getting the information they need to make informed benefits decisions," said Peter Whitely, Broker and President, The Sinclair-Whitely Company. Employers have increasingly been turning to the Internet for immediate and easy access to the latest information, trends and resources for their employee benefit needs. These types of tools make it easier for them to get the personal attention they need to make informed benefit decisions."

A demo of Guardian's Employee Online Enrollment service can be found online at About Employee Benefits, Guardian's new online employee benefits resource center.

About Guardian

A mutual insurer founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting individuals, business owners and their employees with life, long term care insurance, disability income, group medical and dental insurance products, and offer 401(k), annuities and other financial products. Guardian operates one of the largest dental networks in the United States, and protects more than six million employees and their families at 120,000 companies. The company has more than 5,400 employees in the United States and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 80 agencies nationwide.

For more information about Guardian, please visit: www.GuardianLife.com.

For Guardian's new online resource center for employee benefits, please visit: www.aboutemployeebenefits.com/.