Partnership Eases Employee Benefit Signup

OCTOBER 26, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.COM) - A new partnership between a benefits software provider and an insurer will allow employers to more easily sign up workers for the insurer's benefits, according to an announcement.

A news release said the arrangement was worked out between Transcend Technologies Group, which does business as benefitsCONNECT, and the Colonial Life Harmony enrollment system. The companies said the agreement will allow employees to sign up for Colonial Life products including life, disability, cancer, critical illness, hospital confinement, and accident insurance from within benefitsCONNECT.

Employees start in benefitsCONNECT where they verify eligibility and census information and are directed through their benefits selection, including any Colonial Life benefits being offered, which are embedded within benefitsCONNECT through Colonial Life’s Harmony enrollment system.

The announcement said benefitsCONNECT automates online benefits enrollment and increases efficiency through agency management. EDI (electronic data interchange) services guarantee that carriers receive and process enrollment information electronically. In addition, benefits communication tools help employer groups communicate the value of their employee benefit offerings and increase overall company satisfaction.

“We are pleased to partner with Colonial Life to help facilitate an employee enrollment process that not only streamlines enrollment, but also reduces the administrative burden for employer groups,” says Troy R. Underwood, president and CEO of Transcend, in the news release.

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