MBE Release Notes | 10.09.2018

Posted on October 9, 2018

In this edition of your bi-weekly My Benefit Express™ release notes, we are excited to announce two NEW features! The first will help clients enhance their communication strategy with communication preferences. The second allows users to preview available employer HSA contributions when using the BeneFITwise decision support toolWe also have several updates to share - including one that allows HR clients to have more than 63 reporting groups

Continue reading to learn more!


1) HR Admins can now collect communication preferences from their employees which includes Text/SMS. This is a great new resource that will allow for a more dynamic communication strategy for clients.


From the Admin Panel, admins can choose if they will offer text communication. Employees whose employer has chosen to offer the text messaging as an option, can change their communication preference from within their Employee Profile at any time.


2) The HSA component in BeneFITwise allows users to view employer contributions made to their HSA plan, as well as determine their appropriate contribution based on the their individual RealCost prediction. This unique content is only available for plans associated with an HSA, making it very easy for the employee to identify this unique plan design element.



1) HR clients with complex groups can now have more than 63 reporting groups to provide a more granular level of control over which employees an individual HR representative has access to.

2) For clients that are running out of plan types, we can now use "Before You Enroll” functionality to provide information about general benefits and place them anywhere within the enrollment flow so that they look and feel like an “Info Only” plan. The deductions carousel and My Plans pages have also been updated to include these benefits so that information remains available year-round. These free up some of the plan types that were previously used for zero cost benefits like EAP and Wellness for other purposes like voluntary benefits.

3) When new plans are added, the system is set to automatically write a "Display End Date" for stacked plans, ending one day prior to the new plan start date.

4) The MetLife API will send the additional coverage election amount required for EOI to the carrier through the API feed.

5) Administrators can now use the client's name within Voluntary Questions from vendors — without additional development work— by using a client name token.

6) Super admins can now distinguish in BeneFITwise Basic the site status as: Active, Demo, Test, or Inactive.

7) When a user clicks the "Remove” button for any dependent that is not verified, the system will automatically refresh the grid to display the appropriate update.

Topics: My Benefit Express