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May 28, 2014

Updates to myETF Benefits

On the evening of May 28, 2014 the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will deploy the following updates to myETF Benefits:

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myETF Benefits will no longer default to “male” when adding a dependent to an existing contract using the “Edit” function. This should reduce the amount of gender mismatches between systems.

Contracts/834 File/Invoices:
ETF staff members and employers will now be able to Terminate Coverage or Add a Dependent due to “Other Group Coverage” for a family contract within 30 days of the event. In addition, Contract End Dates will now be correctly set for:

  1. Premium Deduction Information:  Pre-Tax
    • Members and all of their dependents, if any become eligible for and/or enrolled in other group insurance.
  2. For all “other” Premium Deduction Information:  Pre-Tax and Post-Tax Reasons
    • Verified Event Date on all Premium Deduction Information is working correctly when settling the contract end date.


  • Updates to demographic data in myETF Benefits are no longer overwritten after removing a member’s dependent and demographic data is subsequently updated (for that same member) on the same day.
  • Multiple Activity Transaction detail records are no longer being created when an employer or staff member accidentally clicks the “confirm” button twice.
  • myETF Benefits now reflects the correct contract changes for “Coverage Level” when two or more transactions are subsequently chosen and processed on the same day for the same contract.
  • myETF Benefits will now require users to complete a confirmation step after making updates to Social Security Numbers to validate that the correct SSN is being updated.
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