Topic: Bill Reconciliation (Beta)
Where: From the reports tab, in the Carrier Reports Section, the new report is “Bill Reconciliation (beta)”
Details: Bill reconciliation supports reporting of a carrier bill where the bill due date is after the billing period. For example, bill for June created in April. In this model, the carrier bill accounts for current coverage for the bill month plus adjustments that have occurred since the last billing date.
Note: Beta means we don’t expect it to be perfect yet, but we are ready for clients to begin using it and giving us feedback.
Topic: Payroll Deduction Changes –Beta
Where: From the reports tab, Payroll Deduction Changes Beta
Details: Testing out a new technique for loading the report, primarily to solve an issue when users are attempting to query large data sets. Output displays the first 10 records, with a drop down to select additional records of 25, 50, or 100. The page will not list anything above 1000 records. The search option will query all records, not limiting itself to the number displayed on the page. Use the classification options to include additional details on the report. Output is to .csv.
Topic: Google Translate Feature
Where: In the upper right of all employee-facing pages
Details: Google Translate has been integrated onto all employee-facing pages. There is a “en | es” toggle in the upper right which can be used to toggle between English and Spanish.
Topic: Attained Age for Vol Life Model
Where: From the plan tab on VL, VADD, and Vol Critical Illness plan on the policy information sub-tab.
Details: New plan option for VL model plans to support attained age. Carriers may call this “At Issue”. Attained age allows the employee to enroll in an age banded plan, and the cost of the coverage does not increase as the employee ages.
See our full article on attained age: https://employeenavigator.zendesk.com/entries/26392040-Attained-Age/edit
Topic: Enrollment Riders
Where: From Plan Tab, VL plan models, under Benefits tab, a new sub-tab called “Riders”
Details: New feature to support plan riders to the VL model. Enrollment riders are supplemental benefits added to the policy providing additional coverage to the insured for an additional cost. Riders can be required or optional. The additional cost of the supplemental coverage can be either a flat monthly cost, or a tiered monthly cost based on the enrolled coverage level.
See full support article for more information: https://employeenavigator.zendesk.com/entries/28314230-Enrollment-Riders
Topic: Vol LTD Buyup Premium Calculation
Where: From the Policy Information tab on a VLTD Buyup Plan
Details: Added a new premium calculation for the VLTD plan called “Base + Buyup”. This calculation will use the total benefit between the both base and buyup plans. This may be used when the buyup plan premium is based on the first dollar of LTD coverage, instead of only the additional amount of buyup coverage.
Topic: STD Flat Amount
Where: From the Enrollment tab, Benefits sub-tab in a Short Term Disability Plan
Details: Added a new benefit structure called “Weekly Flat Amount” that supports giving a flat benefit to employees. The Maximum % of Salary is used to cap the STD benefit amount not to exceed a % of the employee salary.
Topic: Import “Enrolled On” and ‘Sign Date”
Where: From the company home page, import tool
Details: Added support for importing “Enrolled On” and “Sign Date” for medical model enrollments, voluntary life model enrollments, and universal enrollments. When importing enrollments, the “Enrolled On” date is set to the date of the import, unless set with this new functionality. Importing a blank “Enrolled On” date will NOT unset an existing value that was set when enrollment was completed.
Topic: Payroll Deduction Change Reporting Change
Where: From the reports tab, the Payroll Deduction Changes Report
Details: Fixed an issue with enrollment reporting properly as “Ended” when an employee changes from enrolled to declined in new hire enrollment. This scenario was only applicable when pending new hire was activated.
Topic: Recalc Dependent Group Life Benefit
Where: From the Plans tab, “Rate, Eligibility, & Bulk Enrollment Tools
Details: Fixed an issue with the recalc of group life plans that offer dependent life benefits.
Topic: Plan Restrictions – Vol AD&D
Where: Validation on the enrollment summary checking restrictions are complete
Details: Fixed the validation on the VADD elected benefit amount restrictions.