For ALL Size Groups!
BeneLink Connect enables employers to better communicate and manage their benefit plans while also empowering employees to take charge of their benefit data. BeneLink Connect is designed to handle complex eligibility rules and includes carrier, payroll and COBRA connectivity.
BeneLink Connect offers annual and new-hire enrollments in a number of formats. Most commonly applied is the employee self-service enrollment model. Using secure login ID's and passwords employees log on to personalized home pages to view plan options and make their benefit selections. Enrollment options are restricted based on employee eligibility and a step-by-step enrollment process ensures that data is entered thoroughly and accurately. At the completion of the pre-determined enrollment window changes are sent to carriers, payroll and COBRA systems electronically.
Other options include call center-assisted enrollments and HR-driven enrollments. In both of these scenarios employees receive enrollment worksheets and then are asked to call in to make their benefit selections. Administrators then locate the employee's record in BeneLink Connect and enter election data on the spot.
All of the enrollment options offered under BeneLink Connect can be applied on a stand-alone basis or in combination with one another. This high level of flexibility enables employers to pick the option best suited for their employee base.
The cost savings associated with online enrollment are astounding. Considering that the average cost of conducting a paper-based enrollment is $100 a 1000 employee group could save up to $60,000 EACH YEAR on the annual enrollment process alone. Financially, online enrollment makes sense!
Benefit Plan Maintenance
BeneLink Connect is your "one stop shop" for employee benefits administration. Census data is entered into BeneLink Connect one time, either manually or through a data feed from payroll, and all applicable changes are distributed electronically to your carriers and COBRA administrator. This eliminates the need to go to multiple sites to report address changes, employment terminations and changes in eligibility due to employment or family status changes.
Employee Self-Service extends well beyond annual and new hire enrollment. Employees can log on at any time throughout the year with a secure login and password to update address, beneficiary and family status information. Through this self-service portal they can access online election statements and can view information on their benefit plans such as co-pays and deductibles. Company information can also be made available through the employee self-service portal.
Reliable data connections among systems is what most clearly distinguishes one benefits administration company from another. BeneLink has a great deal of integration experience dating back to 1998 when its first data feed was transmitted for a hospital group's medical plan. BeneLink was among the first to begin working with the HIPAA mandated 834 EDI layout in 2000 and is highly flexible to altered or proprietary file formats proposed by our vendors.
BeneLink transfers data in a secure environment, using PGP encryption among other security options. Files are transferred at pre-determined intervals and real-time data exchange is available upon request. Enrollment data, census updates and other applicable information is transferred to carriers, payroll and COBRA administrators in full or change files and periodic audits are always conducted to ensure true synchronization.