A benefit package is comprised of one or more insurance plans, and it represents the list or "menu" of plans offered to an employee at a given time. The Employer offers a Benefit Package, and an employee then enrolls in a single Insurance Plan. For example, the employer Acme Staffing may offer two benefit packages. The first one is called "Standard Package" and it includes a MEC plan and an MVP Light plan offered to all employees at time of hire. The second one is called "Deluxe Package" and it includes an MV plan which is offered to employees only once they have been measured as ACA full-time. The ACA Companion application's Benefit Package tab manages what insurance plans are included in benefit packages. The tab also enables the editing of which Core application transaction types compose an insurance plan.
|Add a benefit package link||When an existing benefit package is not being edited, the user has the ability to add a benefit package. A benefit package is comprised of one or more insurance plans.|
|Benefit name field||The name of the benefit package. A benefit package contains one or more insurance plans. There is no required naming convention for the Benefit Package, and this name is visible only to users, not to employees or users. It is recommended that you use a year or date in the name to allow users to easily identify and differentiate packages from one another.|
|First offered date calendar||From the drop-down menus, select the month and specific date the benefit was initially offered to the employee. This date range should represent the period of time employees could enroll in these plans. (Hint: this range is not the same as the Open Enrollment Period).|
|Last offered date calendar||From the drop-down menus, select the most recent month and specific date the package was offered to the employee. This date range should represent the period of time employees could enroll in these plans. (Hint: this range is not the same as the Open Enrollment Period).|
|Plans to include in the benefit package||
Place a check mark next to each plan that will be included in the package. A plan can be included in more than one Benefit Package.
|Add package button||When all required fields are complete and the Add package button is clicked, add the package to the Available benefit packages list.|
|Edit package button||Select a plan and click the Edit package button to make plan fields editable.|
|Update package button||After editing plan fields, click the Update package button to save changes.|
|Cancel button||Click the Cancel button instead of the Update package button to revert the window to its last saved state.|
|Available benefit packages||A list of the currently defined benefit packages. Packages can be edited or removed if they have not yet been offered. Packages are available for offer to an employee.|