Expanded technologies and services streamline benefits administration during open enrollment, and mobile updates empower employees from their first day to payday
At the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, Namely, a leading HR platform for mid-sized companies, announced a series of updates to its benefits administration technology, best-in-class insurance brokerage services, and mobile applications. These enhancements will help human resources professionals save time and offer unique benefit plans to a company’s workforce, while also giving employees easy access to helpful HR information throughout their employment lifecycle.
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“We constantly strive to enrich the Namely experience and deliver maximum value for time-pressed HR administrators and employees at mid-sized companies,” said Nick Christman, senior vice president of strategy and markets, Namely. “Our latest platform improvements and services deliver on this promise by making it easier for clients to both select the best benefits for their business, and get their employees enrolled and using those benefits. This helps them deliver the differentiated employee experience that wins talent wars in today’s market.”
Available today, new additions to Namely’s HR, payroll, and benefits offerings include:
- Simplified benefits setup for HR administrators: Namely’s new configuration tools for transportation, medical, dental, and vision benefits plans reduce the HR administrative burden during one of the most stressful times of year — open enrollment. Improvements include a step-by-step setup wizard, easy rate calculations, and data entry checks, giving admins the ability to choose, configure, and test their plans with greater efficiency, fewer errors, and more confidence. Namely will extend these capabilities to all benefit coverage lines by this fall.
- More best-in-class insurance plans from Namely’s brokerage services: Namely has partnered with Cigna, Guardian, Transamerica, and now The Hartford to design voluntary plans that are easy to implement and administer via its platform. Brokerage clients can now provide critical illness, accident, and hospital indemnity plans to complement the benefits they already offer. These plan rates are based on the hundreds of thousands of employees enrolled through Namely, and have no minimum headcount requirements.
- Benefits, payroll, and HR information at employees’ fingertips: Namely’s mobile app empowers new hires from their first day to payday and beyond. Employees can now view form notifications and complete e-signatures for HR documents — such as I-9 forms or company handbooks — directly from their phones. In addition, the updated app provides mobile access to W-2s or 1099s to ease year-end tax filings. These enhancements augment an already robust mobile experience where employees can view the Namely social feed, manage time off, search the corporate directory, and more.