Navigation Links
New Web-Based Enrollment System Gives Employers Flexibility and Control in Managing Benefits Enrollments

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Benefits enrollment management is a top concern for businesses of all sizes. Just when employers think they have their enrollments under control, they discover issues like these that complicate the enrollment:

-- Employees don't understand their benefits and don't realize the value

of what their employer provides.

-- Health plan changes that must be communicated to all employees.

-- A handful of employees who are located in remote locations.

-- Their strapped human resources department doesn't have enough staff or

resources to conduct the enrollment.

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company's new web-based Harmony(R) enrollment system helps businesses address those concerns. "Advances in enrollment technology make it easier for employers to get their arms around their enrollment issues," says Henry Price, senior vice president of customer acquisition services for Colonial Life. "For example, because the Harmony(R) enrollment system is web-based, the employer can get daily reports on enrollment progress. It also offers offline options when Internet connectivity may be an issue for an employer."

(Logo: )


"In today's environment, businesses aren't all neatly packaged in one location with in-house employees," Price says. "In fact, many businesses have multiple locations, as well as employees who work in the office, outside the office, in their homes, on the road or across the country. So, you can't take a one-size-fits-all approach to enrolling employees."

The Harmony(R) enrollment system has the flexibility to enroll all of an employer's benefits anytime, anywhere - meeting any employer's open enrollment needs. Colonial Life benefits representatives can use the system to:

-- Communicate benefits and enroll employees one-to-one with a Colonial

Life benefits representative in person, over the Internet or by phone.

-- Enroll any or all of an employer's benefits, both core and voluntary.

-- Enroll employees in different company locations and remote areas.


Employers want control over their benefits enrollments. "They want to know what's going on every day, such as which employees have been seen and at which locations, the benefits they're selecting, if they're opting in or out of core benefits and more," Price says. "When employers have access to daily progress reports, they can make adjustments early on to reach more employees at certain locations and have managers encourage better employee participation in the enrollment."

The Harmony(R) enrollment system tracks enrollments through a reporting dashboard that provides daily information on all aspects of the enrollment. The system uses Excel for data management, so it's easy to get employee data into the system and easy to transfer employee elections back to the employer's payroll area. It has an online, centralized database that's secure and encrypted and uses unique employee user IDs and passwords.

"The goal is to help businesses better manage enrollments from start to finish," Price adds. "The Harmony(R) enrollment system, in combination with Colonial Life's professional benefits team, can help employers gain flexibility and control over their benefits enrollments."

Harmony(R) Enrollment System Wins Technology Award

The Information Technology Council, a program of the Greater Columbia, S.C., Chamber of Commerce, has named the Harmony(R) enrollment system a winner of the 2008 Palmetto Pillar Award for Technology in Industry. The annual competition is sponsored by the City of Columbia Office of Economic Development to recognize excellence in several technology categories. Harmony(R) won the Technology in Industry category, which honors a company for developing a new or improved technology-based product, process or service used for internal or commercial purposes.

Microsoft Recognizes Harmony(R) Enrollment System

Microsoft has posted a case study on its web site that explains how Colonial Life partnered with Microsoft to use several new Windows(R)-based development tools as part of the Harmony(R) enrollment system.

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing insurance benefits for employees and their families through their workplace, along with individual benefits education, advanced yet simple-to-use enrollment technology and quality personal service.

Colonial Life offers disability, life and supplemental accident and health insurance policies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Similar policies, if approved, are underwritten in New York by a Colonial Life affiliate, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. Colonial Life is based in Columbia, S.C., and is a subsidiary of Unum Group.

For more information about Colonial Life's products and services or opportunities with the company, call (803) 798-7000 or visit

SOURCE Colonial Life
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Web-Based Stress Therapy Shows Promise for Vets
2. Venture Health Group Selects Planet DDS Web-based Practice Management Software
3. Baxa Corporation Signs Strategic Reseller Agreement With MedKeeper for Web-Based Productivity Tool
4. Health and Technology Leaders Tackle Challenge of Managing Consumers Identities in Web-Based Personal Health Tools
5. Partners Center for Connected Health and EMC Corporation Launch New Web-Based Remote Monitoring Program to Help Employees Fight Hypertension
6. Launch of Web-based tool to predict risk of bone fracture
7. HAP Offers Web-Based Support for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
8. The Quantum Group Announces Web-Based Portal for Physicians
9. Elekta Launches Web-based Virtual Clinic, Offers Better Understanding of Radiotherapy Solutions for the Treatment of Cancer
10. Wake Forest Class Taps Recordant for Web-Based Search and Playback of Course Materials
11. Tx Xchange Launches Web-Based Solution for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Providers to Address Demands of Healthcare Consumerism
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... MOSI recently added two state-of-the-art augmented reality (AR) experiences from ... to their collection of interactive exhibits within the Kids In Charge! building. In collaboration ... to get closer than ever to a range of animals as they drink, sleep ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The world of hair transplants and restoration is filled with ... and procedures have been in use for many years and are among the most ... M.D. has utilized many of these methods over the years, he also keeps an ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... On Saturday, October 24th, 2015, at the Mill Race ... event, a 5K walk known as “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. Patients and staff ... also located in Battle Creek, joined in for this campaign that sought to raise ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The presidential race normally deals with political issues of national ... national news story when Donald Trump makes disparaging remarks about Hillary Clinton’s hairstyle? It ... anyone wants to admit when it comes to how people are viewed by others. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... According to an ... Decker made a brave but slightly unusual choice to show her Instagram followers that ... pre-pregnancy form may have been pre-mature. Saying that she didn’t “want to mislead any ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015 --> --> ... Market by Product (Soft Tissue, All Tissue, Dental Welding Lasers), ... and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period from 2015 ... and 62 Figures spread through 167 P ages and ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ), a clinical-stage ... delivery systems, announced today it has signed definitive licensing ... of Technologies Co., Ltd. ("HTIT") for exclusive rights to ... China , Hong Kong ... signed at the Israel Knesset (Parliament). ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015   Nuance Communications, Inc. ... National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today jointly announced ... collaboration capabilities that utilize the American College of Radiology,s ... provider organizations to comply with current and emerging ... --> By combining clinical decision support, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: