- 2017 W-4 is now available and fixe for display of signatures has been completed.
- Overage dependent auto drop has been expanded to include pediatric dental, voluntary life plan models, and basic life. The automated job that processes the dependent drop was also expanded to include these new benefits and other medical model benefits. Note, setup for overage dependent drop is not supported at this time on issue age (plans that do not change as employee ages into a new rate tier) because the automated job is not supported for any of these products.
- Imports will no longer accept enrollments without a coverage end date for a terminated employee. Error message will be presented to user to identify the enrollment was not able to be completed. This was put in place because users were inadvertently adding active enrollments, and since employee was terminated, they weren't remembering to end the coverage. Now import will help prevent this from occurring in the first place.
- Fixed an issue when importing a new enrollment with a coverage end date for a terminated employee. Import is now creating the ended enrollment as expected.
- Imports will no longer accept enrollments for voluntary life plans that have are rated by tobacco, when the employee or spouse does not have the tobacco status set. On the enrollment page, we prevent enrollment in this instance (as opposed to assuming non-tobacco when unset). This change has import processing consistent with enrollment page.
- Improved the check when saving pages that detect when user has multiple tabs open within the same browser and has switched companies. The check is intended to prevent save of a page that was loaded before the user changed companies in another tab and came back to the save the first page. As best practice, we do not recommend brokers or GAs using multiple tabs within the same browser because it's easy to switch companies and this check is on most pages, but not all.
- Fixed the ACA check for self-funded plans to grab the COBRA enrolled dates after COBRA coverage had ended and report as enrolled in the Covered Individuals section. Prior to this fix, only active COBRA was reflecting in the self-insured covered individuals section. This check was released early this week and all known affected customers were notified directly.
- "Communication only" plans were created so that plans could be completed and marked active without all the setup requirements needed to calculate enrollment. We are now checking that the plan is complete based on the company license level. If a license level is changed from Communications to Enrollment, the plans will be marked as incomplete.
- Fixed an issue with dependent life events that were pending HR approval even when life event setting was not set to pend.
- Large architectural changes were made to the vendor subsystem to support subscriber groups. Subscriber groups allows one company in Employee Navigator to have employees sent to multiple vendor systems. An example of an application of this might be a single entity in Employee Navigator that has multiple EINS that require payroll to process from two separate companies, where employees can be assigned to and all data will transfer only to the appropriate payroll company. While this example is payroll, the concept applies to any of our vendor partners. Assigning a new subscriber group will be visible in the near future while we finish a few components of the management of the groupings, however the feature is in. While we have done an immense amount of testing on this change, should you notice any issues with the vendor portal, please contact us immediately!
- Two new fields have been added to the XML. See the New XSD for published changes.
- Now requiring a name and data when attempting to save a Vendor PGP Public Key. Previously, we would allow save with blank data, but this check will prevent save when data is not input.
- Resolved an issue with Colonial third party app enrollments for QBPC (Quote by Product Code) products.
- HRIS profile will now allow payroll ID to be edited for integrated payroll customers. The linked payroll vendor ID will be displayed as a separate field, and the user will have the ability to set that value on the payroll ID field with a new button that is presented. As always, the Employee Navigator payroll ID will be reportable from the ad hoc reports.
- Integrated payroll discrepancy audit is supported for benefit salary, and when subscribed, the annual benefit salary will not get set if the Employee Navigator value is greater than the payroll value. Subscribed fields are directly set by exchanging partner. When integrated payroll is not subscribed to benefit salary, the discrepancy audit performs the same functionality of moving the Employee Navigator base salary to an empty benefit salary if receiving a payroll value that is lower than the Employee Navigator value.
- Integrated payroll with compensation changes made through the demographic discrepancy audit will now trigger rate recalc to update affected salary-based benefits.
- Updated the export engine and all EDI setup pages. No changes in functionality should be present, but you'll notice a new look and feel and a better user experience. While we have done an immense amount of testing on this change, should you notice any issues with the EDI engine, please contact us immediately!
- Resolved an issue that affected a small select group of files that were failing to generate.