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How Bloomfield Hills School District saves 3 critical work weeks
a year through benefits outsourcing



Oakland County, MI


Approx. 1,000



Bloomfield Hills School District is an exceptional school system located in Oakland County, employing around 1,000 employees. Earning the Niche Award for #1 school district in Michigan, Bloomfield Hills proudly maintains exemplary teaching standards in which nearly 80% of the educators hold a masters or doctorate degree. With a high bar for success, Bloomfield Hills School District has faithfully partnered with PlanSource since 2010 to ensure that the bar is cleared, without exception.

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At Bloomfield Hills, Sarah Dare, Benefits Coordinator, works on a small HR team of 2, with the Director of Human Resources, managing all the needs of nearly 1,000 employees. This means she doesn’t have the luxury to waste any time or manage errors.

Additionally, their previous benefits software complicated things and they were unhappy with the experience. They tracked all employees’ benefits information in an Excel document, causing updates to be a challenge at times, and transmitting information was always an issue.

  • Lack of support staff
  • Data storage issues
  • Lack of time



Now with PlanSource, time-draining walk-in enrollment meetings that disrupt HR productivity have dropped significantly, as employees can access all the information they need online. Sara says that this has allowed her to catch up on her backlog and focus on other critical aspects of her job, knowing that employees are getting their questions answered.

Likely the biggest benefit from partnering with PlanSource is the huge amount of time she saves each year. Sarah cites that being able to contact new employees through the PlanSource software instead of meeting each one individually saves her around 3 weeks of productivity each year at Bloomfield’s critical enrollment season, which is key to earning a smooth enrollment.

  • 24/7 Software Access
  • Employee Integration
  • Saving Time



  • 3 Weeks of Saved Time in Productivity Each Year at Open Enrollment
  • Smoother Enrollment Benefits Shopping and Enrollment Experience for Employees
  • Improvements in Employee Onboarding



Sarah Dare, Benefits Coordinator for Bloomfield Hills School District answered:

“Thorough, responsive, and we were assigned an amazing dedicated team that took us to a smooth operating system.”

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- “If on vacation or traveling, yes teachers will still contact me on vacation, I can resolve almost anything virtually and fast.”

Sarah Dare, Benefits Coordinator

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