The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), a leading provider of employee benefits for small to mid-sized companies, has announced that it has partnered with soccer super-star and Olympic gold medalist, Mia Hamm, to encourage employees to spend more time reviewing and understanding the importance of benefits during the fall open enrollment season.   Guardian produced an educational video for employees, business owners and benefit decision makers which highlights how workplace benefits can help employees protect themselves and stay healthy. The video features Hamm, a new mom, and provides tips to help employees make the right benefit choices. The video can be viewed at  “As a soccer player and soccer mom, I have a commitment to ensuring my family is financially protected, and a big part of this is making the right insurance choices. I’ve partnered with Guardian to help encourage employees to spend more time evaluating their workplace benefits this open enrollment season,” says Hamm. “The benefit offerings available to employees change from year to year, so it’s important that they keep abreast of those changes and understand new plans as they become available. It’s also important for employees to make sure their protection needs keep up with life changes like marriage, a new baby or a new home.”