BN - Enrolling, Changing, or Canceling Coverage Using On Demand Event Maintenance

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

On Demand Event Maintenance is a screen used to manually run Benefits Administration (Ben Admin) in place of the automated Ben Admin processes that run every night Sunday through Thursday. Typically we use On Demand Event Maintenance to process manual enrollments such as ADM and SAV Events for enrollment purposes, but On Demand is also used for finalizing Events reported on the MSC Event Evaluation Report as well as finalizing Term Events to avoid deductions being taken on a final payroll check. Using On Demand Event Maintenance allows you to process participant Events quickly without setting up Run Controls, waiting for overnight Ben Admin to run, or switching to other pages to enter the employee enrollments. It also allows you to correct processing errors as they occur instead of running reports after the evening processes have run. This document will walk you through the fields found on the On Demand Event Maintenance screen and how to process an Event from Schedule/Prepare to Finalized.

PROCESS CONSIDERATIONS:
  • When processing retroactive Events (Events processed after a payroll has run), it's critical to check Benefits Retro the following day to ensure any benefits retro triggered by the Event is appropriate.  For more information regarding Benefits Retro, reference: BN - Retro Benefits Review Process.
  • Any Job Data changes that are made today will require running Eligibility Configuration Population process prior to running Ben Admin using On Demand Event Maintenance.  For more information on the Eligibility Configuration Process, please reference:  BN - Running the Populate Eligibility Config Pop Process Ad Hoc.
  • At times automatic Events created by adding Job Rows, or Events that are manually created such as ADM or SAV Events are entered into the system retroactively.  When this occurs, it may be necessary to reprocess existing Events to bring the employee's records up to date.  For more information on reprocessing Events, please reference:  BN - Reprocessing Events Using On Demand Event Maintenance .
  • The Benefits Administration process (whether automated or via On Demand Event Maintenance) processes Events, not participants.  At any point in time, a participant can have multiple unprocessed Events that are of different Event Classes and Event Dates.  Only one Event will be Open for Processing at a time.  If you have multiple Events that require processing, you will have to process each Event in the appropriate order through to a Finalized status.
  • Do not process Events using On Demand Event Maintenance after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday or after 5:00 p.m. on Sundays to avoid data integrity issues or processes failing.  Ben Admin will be run automatically for the full population of employees during this time.
  • Processing different types of Events will impact an employee's benefit records differently.  As you might expect, a Termination Event will terminate all employee benefit plans when processed through to Finalized.  An MSC Event might move an employee from a Grad Benefit Program to a FA/AS/LI Benefit Program and enroll them in WRS when Finalized.  Other Events have no impact on Benefits or an employee's eligibility and when processed by Ben Admin, they will have a final status of "Prep None."  A list of all Benefit Events and their purpose can be accessed in the following KB document:  BN - List of Benefit Events .

PROCESSING AN ADM EVENT:

ADM Events  are used by a Benefit Administrator for the purpose of enrolling, changing, or canceling benefit enrollments outside of the employee self service functionality.

1.  Navigate to Benefits > Manage Automated Enrollments > Events > On Demand Event Maintenance.  Verify that an ADM Event does not already exist for the Effective Date you need.  If an Event exists, you can reprocess this event by following the steps in KB 58136.  If no Event exists with the Effective Date you need, proceed to step 2.

2.  Add an ADM Event to the BAS Activity Table with the appropriate Effective Date. (See BN - Adding Events to the BAS Activity Table )

3.  Navigate back to Benefits > Manage Automated Enrollments > Events > On Demand Event Maintenance, enter the employee's ID (Empl_ID) and click the Search button.

4.  Pending activities will appear at the top of the screen.  If there is only one Event pending, click the Schedule/Prepare button and then the OK button on the pop up acknowledgement window. 

Upd. Pending Screen

Ok Ackn button

  • The Event will now be in a Prepared Status:

Upd. ADM Prepared Status

Benefits Administration will have performed the following functions:

  • Assigned the Event (Activity) to the appropriate Benefit Event Schedule (See:  BN - List of Benefit Schedules )
  • Assigned the employee to a Benefit Program based on Eligibility Rules
  • Determined if the employee had any enrollment opportunities based on that type of Event
  • Prepared the employee's Enrollment Options (if any)
  • Opened the Event for further processing (Note that the Event no longer appears under the Pending Section)

If more than one Event is pending, click the Show Activities button and a pop up box will appear allowing you to choose which Event you want to work with first.  Only one Event can be open at any given point in time.  Events must always be worked in Date, Priority, and then Event ID order to avoid Events becoming out of sequence.

Upd. Multiple Events Pending

5.  Click the Election Entry button to make your enrollment additions, changes, or to cancel benefits.  If the employee is currently enrolled in any benefit plans, the Event should pull through those current elections. 

ADM Option Code

  • If you are enrolling dependents, click the Enroll All button to pull through the names of the dependents.  You can remove a dependent if necessary by using the minus sign at the end of the row for that dependent.  All dependent should be entered in the system prior to processing an ADM Event.  (See BN - Add/Update Dependents )

Adding Dependents

6.  When all enrollments have been entered, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click OK to return to the main On Demand Screen.  Click the Validate/Finalize button to submit your changes to the Base Benefit pages. 

Upd. Validate Finalize ADM

7.  A pop up box will appear letting you know that the process completed successfully.  Click the OK button to continue.

8.  Note that the Event now has a Event Processing Status of Finalized - Enrolled and the Event Status is now Closed for Processing.

Upd. Finalized Status

9.  It's important to verify that the Base Benefit Pages are accurate.  To verify enrollments, see 18183.

You can also access a summary of these plans by navigating to:  Benefits > Review Employee Benefits > Current Benefit Summary BN - Current Benefit Summary
(NOTE:  The Current Benefit Summary will only show the plans that will be active as of today.  It will not show past or future elections.


PROCESSING AN SAV EVENT:

Savings Events are used when an employee completes a paper Salary Reduction Agreement form to enroll, make a change, or cancel deductions completely for a Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) plan.  (Note:  Employees can choose to use self-service to make changes to deduction amounts for existing TSA plans.) 

1.  Navigate to Benefits > Manage Automated Enrollments > Events > On Demand Event Maintenance.  Verify that an SAV Event does not already exist for the Effective Date you need.  If an Event exists, you can reprocess this event by following the steps in KB 58136.  If no Event exists with the Effective Date you need, proceed to step 2.

2.  Add an SAV Event to the BAS Activity Table.  (See:  BN - Adding Events to the BAS Activity Table )

3.  Navigate back to Benefits > Manage Automated Enrollments > Events > On Demand Event Maintenance, enter the employee's ID (Empl_ID) and click the Search button. 

4.  Pending activities will appear at the top of the screen.  If there is only one Event pending, click the Schedule/Prepare button and then the OK button on the pop up acknowledgement window. 

Upd. SAV Schedule Prepare

Benefits Administration will have performed the following functions:
  • Assigned the Event (Activity) to the appropriate Benefit Event Schedule (See:  BN - List of Benefit Schedules )
  • Assigned the employee to a Benefit Program based on Eligibility Rules
  • Determined if the employee had any enrollment opportunities based on that type of Event
  • Prepared the employee's Enrollment Options (if any)
  • Opened the Event for further processing (Note that the Event no longer appears under the Pending Section)

If more than one Event is pending, click the Show Activities button and a pop up box will appear allowing you to choose which Event you want to work with first.  Only one Event can be open at any given point in time.  Events must always be worked in Date, Priority, and then Event ID order to avoid Events becoming out of sequence.

Upd. Multiple Events Pending

5.  Click the Election Entry button to make your enrollment additions, changes, or cancel benefits.  If the employee is currently enrolled in any benefit plans, the Event would pull through those elections.  Although the Enrollment Code, Reason, and App Received By date appear in the Event, these fields are not required to be completed for an SAV Event.  (They are ALWAYS required to be completed in an ADM Event.)

Upd. SAV Election Entry

6.  Scroll down to the Plan Type you wish to enroll in.  Using the magnifying glass or search option enter the Option Code.  For a list of all Option Codes, reference: 16838.  Once an Option Code has been selected, the deduction fields will be activated for entry.

SAV Option Code

7.  For pre-tax Savings Plans, enter either a Flat Amount or a Percent of Earnings under the top row of data.  (NOTE:  If you choose a Percentage of Earnings equal to 100%, the employee will have their entire payroll check diverted to the TSA plan resulting in zero net earnings.)

SAV Pre Tax

For After Tax ROTH Plans, enter either a Flat Amount or a Percent of Earnings in the second row of boxes as shown below:

SAV After Tax
8.  When all enrollments have been entered, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click OK to return to the main On Demand Screen.  Click the Validate/Finalize button to submit your changes to the Base Benefit pages.

Upd. SAV Validate Finalize
9.  A pop up box will appear letting you know that the process completed successfully.  Click the OK button to continue.

10.  It's important to verify that the Base Benefit Pages are accurate.  To verify enrollments, see 18183.  

You can also access a summary of these plans by navigating to:  Benefits > Review Employee Benefits > Current Benefit Summary BN - Current Benefit Summary   (NOTE:  The Current Benefit Summary will only show the plans that will be active as of today.  It will not show past or future elections.)


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    Owner:Samantha Q.Group:Human Resource System (HRS)
    Created:2015-11-12 13:25 CSTUpdated:2017-09-08 09:33 CST
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