August 28, 2013
August 2013 myETF Benefits
The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will deploy the following
updates to myETFBenefits August 28, 2013.
- Previously, when employers updated the marital status and marital
status date for employees on myMembers and then entered an Add
Coverage transaction, the marital status and marital
status date was dropped. This will now process correctly.
- Previously, when employers completed demographic changes, the
changes were removed when the employers submitted an Add
Coverage transaction on the same day or days later. This
will now process correctly.
- Previously, a Personal Data Update changing
an employee’s name followed by an Add Coverage
transaction on the same day was not allowing the name change to
update in myETF Benefits. This will now process correctly.
- The Program Option Transfer maintenance reason
is now available in the drop down box for local employers enrolled
in more than one program option. Use this reason when an employee
changes/transfers from one appointment to another with that same
employer and the new appointment is under a different program
- Maintenance reason codes must be consistent for activities that
are done on the same day. This change to the system verifies with
greater accuracy that the reasons given for Change Coverage
Level, Change Health Plan and Add Dependent activities
are valid combinations.
- The maintenance reason It's Your Choice is
used during the It's Your Choice period for changes to contracts.
When a change to a contact involves a disabled person over the
age of 26, ETF has to approve the transaction. Therefore, the
normal status for that transaction is Waiting ETF Approval
Disabled. This change recognizes that it is not necessary
to wait for ETF approval when the disabled individual was on the
previous contract. The system now automatically assigns the status
Approved - Not Applied.
- MyETF Benefits limits activities (Change Coverage Level,
Add Dependent, etc.) to one of any given type on the
same date for any contract. If an activity needs additional information
or changes, then you must update the existing activity rather
than start a new activity. The system was not enforcing this rule
when a member would add an activity. Instead the system would
start a new activity, creating multiple activities with inconsistent
results. With this change, members cannot enter activities of
the same type on the same day that ETF or the employer’s
staff entered those activities.
- A limited ability to edit dependent information has been added
to the myMembers Request screen.
- MyETF Benefits will no longer display the inaccurate test system
banner (This is a test version (US) of the application and is
used for testing and training purposes only.).
If you have any questions, please contact the Employer Communications
Center toll free at 1-877-533-5020 or locally at 608-266-3285.