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By using Carrier Connections, you can reduce the chance of errors, decrease costs, and improve employee service by eliminating paper forms and enrollment reports for carriers. Changes are communicated accurately and immediately to carriers. You can avoid missed enrollments and eliminate charges for terminated or ineligible employees.
Your sensitive benefits data is always transmitted using security protocols, encryption, and authentication certificates.
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Carrier Connections is an automated method for securely transmitting benefits enrollment data to carriers in an electronic format. This automation eliminates duplicate data entry and the need to prepare and send enrollment reports. Carrier Connections is an additional service for clients subscribed to our Benefits Administration solution. Carrier Connections supports 200+ insurance carriers, including health, dental, vision, life, disability, COBRA, and other types of plan providers.
Customers who choose to establish automated connections with their carriers need to provide the following information about each health insurance plan to APS:
Once the automated benefits enrollment connections are established, there are some vital things to understand about the functionality:
Reconciliation of Vendor Billings
While Carrier Connections sends new hire or open enrollment data to carriers, users still need to reconcile all invoices. This reconciliation ensures that the information entered is correct and that the information uploaded and processed by the carrier is accurate.
Enrolling New Employees
When enrolling employees in benefits in APS, employers will need to select the correct enrollment date. The date selected determines the effective date with the carrier, and therefore the billing date. The carrier should enroll and bill correctly as long as the correct billing month is selected when enrolling employees.
Correcting Employee Errors
If an employee elects the wrong plan, employers can manually make the change in APS. The data will then be electronically transmitted to the carrier for updating.
Terminated employees and benefits will transmit to the carrier once processed in APS.
There are many advantages to automated benefit enrollment for employers:
Employees also gain advantages from automated benefit enrollment:
With employee benefits enrollment software, you can reduce processing errors, decrease the costs associated with tracking and managing benefits, and facilitate a better employee experience.
Companies choose to partner with APS for benefits enrollment because our solutions streamline their processes. Carrier Connections simplifies plan updates, online enrollment, and paperwork submissions to providers in a unified platform. With our solution, you can eliminate manual, paper-based processes, ensure you’re only providing benefits to eligible employees, and maintain Affordable Care Act compliance.
Access various point-in-time reports in our Report Manager, including Benefits Comparison, Benefit Enrollment Details, and Monthly Benefit Reconciliation. With better visibility into your benefits administration process, you can proactively make more informed decisions.
Furthermore, Carrier Connections integrates with other aspects of your workforce management, such as payroll, employee records, and compliance with applicable standards and protocols. With APS as your partner for benefits enrollment, you can optimize your workflows and save valuable time.