The IAS Setup Form was due March 31. ETF will follow up with employers that did not complete the form. To ensure your employees can enroll in insurance benefits, complete this form as soon as possible.

As part of our modernization journey, ETF is partnering with Benefitfocus to implement a best practices-based, fully integrated Insurance Administration System (IAS).

The new IAS will:

  • Support administration for ETF-administered health, dental, vision, accident, life, and income continuation insurances.
  • Replace our current health insurance system, myETF Benefits (MEBS).
  • Provide one source of data for employee information related to ETF-administered benefits.

Learn More About the Project’s Scope

This page is a resource for local employers to learn about the IAS project, register for upcoming meetings, and view past meeting recordings. You can also learn about the information that ETF will need from you, and what requirements you and your employees will have in order to sign up for benefits. As the project continues, this page will be updated with more resources.

Upcoming Meetings

No meetings are currently scheduled. 

Past Meetings

Recorded Meeting


Additional Resources

March 7, 2023  Employer Forum

  • IAS project review
  • Demonstration, highlighting new functionality
  • Project timeline and upcoming events

Questions and answers transcript for March 7 forum


December 12, 2022  Employer Forum

  • IAS project overview
  • Project timeline
  • Demonstration
  • Next steps for employers

Questions and answers transcript for December 12 forum

Project Scope


The new system will include:

  • Eligibility and Enrollment, including member decision support tools and flexible business rule configuration.
  • Data Management through electronic file transfers and data integration between ETF, employers, and benefit carriers.
  • Reporting and Analytics, including a library of standard reports and robust ad hoc query, reporting, and analytics functionality.
  • COBRA Administration
  • Billing and Payments, including direct-billing services and consolidated invoice management.
  • Communication and Engagement via mobile app capabilities, data-driven messaging, and educational videos.
  • Web-Based, Self-Service Functionality for all users, including ETF staff, members, employers, and third-party administrators.

Insurance Benefits

The new system will include the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Uniform Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Dental Insurance (Preventive, Select, and Select Plus)
  • Supplemental Vision Insurance
  • Accident Plan
  • Income Continuation Insurance
  • Life Insurance

Project Timeline

Quarter 4 2022: ETF outreach for initial intake information (Complete)

Quarter 1 2023: Local employer phase kickoff (Complete)

Quarter 1 - 2 2023: Local employer discovery

Quarter 2 2023: Testing

Quarter 1 2024: Prepare for the system to go live, including training

June 2024: System goes live for all eligible employers and members