NU Online News Service, Dec. 13, 2004, 5:01 p.m. EST
A large insurer and an Illinois consulting firm are using new data standards to speed up group benefit plan administration.[@@]
The companies, MetLife Inc., New York, and Hewitt Associates Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., have based a quick, “near time” dental plan enrollment service on the HR-XML Benefits Enrollment standard.
The standard gives Hewitt an automated tool for transmitting enrollment data to MetLife. MetLife computers confirm each transaction that Hewitt sends and notifies Hewitt of any problems with the data, MetLife says.