Equitable Life upgrading online benefits enrolment for new employees

The Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Canada is enhancing its online enrolment tool for group benefits plan members.

New employees will now be able to directly enter their enrolment information and designate a beneficiary, while users will also be reminded before the enrolment period expires, according to a press release. The tool was originally launched in 2019 for new groups.

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“Enrolling a new plan member in the benefits plan can be overwhelming — for both the plan administrator and the employee,” said Maureen Long, assistant vice-president of group claims and administration at Equitable Life, in the release.

“It’s challenging to ensure plan members complete the necessary paperwork before the enrolment deadline and time consuming to manually load new members. For plan administrators, the days of chasing plan members for their paper enrolment forms are gone.”