The recent push by many insurers to promote green ideas and get their customers to go paperless seems to be paying off. Over the past five years, there has been a 165% rise in the proportion of employees who use some combination of Web-based technology to enroll in their benefits, thus reducing the high volume of paper used during the benefits enrollment season, according to a new study from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian).

The study, "Benefits & Behavior: Spotlight on Technology and Enrollment," sheds light on a larger trend of technology and Internet usage contributing to paper reduction and operating efficiencies in the workplace. Conducted in February of this year, Guardian contacted a national probability sample of 1,015 adults (504 men and 511 women) via telephone to compile its results.

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