Standard Insurance Co., a subsidiary of StanCorp Financial Group Inc., Portland, Ore., has launched enhancements to its AdminEASE plan administration tools to enable its clients to manage more aspects of their insurance plans online.Employers can now initiate claims and analyze claims experience as well as check the status of insurance applications that require medical underwriting. The AdminEASE plan administration tools are available to The Standard's group disability, life and dental insurance customers at no additional charge.

The new Employer Claim Submission service speeds the disability claim submission process by enabling employers to submit their portion of a claim instantaneously, receive immediate confirmation of submission and send claim forms to their employees electronically. Employers are able to monitor the status of pending applications that require medical underwriting and view approved coverage amounts with the newly-offered

The Reports OnlineSM claims management service available to all AdminEASE plan administration tools users now provides more options for tracking and analyzing benefits trends. The reports provide an overview of claims activity and can be downloaded to employers' internal databases and applications. Data can be segmented by specified criteria--such as office location, tax unit, employee class or billing division - and tracked by diagnosis type, claim duration and employee occupation.

AdminEASE plan administration tools also give employers secure access to contract and policy documents, the Group Insurance Plan Administration Guide, forms and billing statements. In addition to the enhanced features, AdminEASE plan administration tools enable employers to electronically distribute policy certificates and notices to employees and manage their billing administration with The Standard.

Source: Standard Insurance

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