A 3-company team says it is working on the next generation of benefits administration software.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn., is creating the system together with Edgewater Technology Inc., Wakefield, Mass., a consulting firm, and USAble Life Insurance Company, Little Rock, Ark., a life and disability insurer.

The new system, which should be completed by mid-year, will help employers handle worksite marketing, enrollment of members at their place of employment, member self-enrollment via the Internet, and multi-carrier consolidated electronic billing, reconciliation and payment, the team says.