Howard County Public School System has selected Benefitfocus for online enrollment, benefits management and communication technology. The Maryland school district introduced Benefitfocus HR InTouch to its 8,200 employees as part of this year's open enrollment.

HCPSS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, financial and voluntary benefits from companies like Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, ING, Delta Dental and Express Scripts. With Benefitfocus HR InTouch, HCPSS employees log in to one location and enroll in all of their benefits, accessing educational videos, plan documents and comparison tools along the way. Employees can also update personal information, initiate benefit life event changes and communicate with their HR team.

HR InTouch integrates with HCPSS' payroll system and supports enrollment for financial benefits like flexible spending accounts and COBRA benefits. HCPSS is using the ING Benefits App and the Aflac App to integrate enrollment for all of their voluntary benefits. On the back end, HR InTouch manages the complexities of HCPSS benefits with a sophisticated rules-driven architecture that determines employee rates and plan eligibility, including eligibility for 20 different grandfathered plans.

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