Health Questionnaire Software Buyer’s Guide
Provide better advice to clients by streamlining the health questionnaire process.
The medical questionnaire process has been so inefficient that it has often kept brokers and employers from genuinely pursuing alternate funding strategies. Brokers should consider whether a paper-based strategy supports the goal of helping clients find the most cost-effective benefits plan. Here’s what brokers need to know about health questionnaire software solutions.
What is health questionnaire software?
Health questionnaire software allows brokers to streamline the distribution, collection and submission of Individual Medical Questionnaires (IMQs). Generally, these tools allow brokers to organize all of their groups, access past and present forms, and automate the acquisition of employee health information through a single data collection point.
How to compare health questionnaire solutions
Consider the following criteria: How does health questionnaire software tie in with benefits administration solution?
• Single sign on: Many health questionnaire solutions are standalone products that integrate with benefits administration platforms through a “single-sign on” experience, wherein employees use the same login to fill out health information as they do to enroll in benefits, but the systems are distinct and separate.
• Questionnaire functionality: Other benefits administration systems build health questionnaire functionality into the platform as a feature. However, some feel that this approach poses privacy and regulatory issues considering the sensitivity of the information provided in health questionnaires. Most employers or HR administrators don’t want access to Individual Medical Questionnaires (IMQs). This has traditionally made the process difficult to manage on paper, and it’s also the reason that a health questionnaire functionality in a benefits and HR software system isn’t ideal. There are risks associated with having employees use the same software that they use to elect and review their benefits, among other HR functions, as they do to fill out their health history information.
Is the software user-experience modern?
Many take for granted that software solutions currently in the market will have a relatively modern look and feel, but in the benefits space, that can’t be assumed. Due to how much the self-funding and health questionnaire landscape has changed over the last 15 years, health questionnaire technology often isn’t as modern as other kinds of software.
How do employees use health questionnaire software?
This brings us to the next question brokers should ask of health questionnaire software — how does it work? What is the employee experience? This is important, because there is a potential for confusion. When employees are asked for health information about themselves and their dependents, they may feel that they are making a benefits election. When they have to make actual elections 45 days later, this confusion can slow down the enrollment process.
Where to access health questionnaire technology
BernieForms allows brokers to streamline the distribution, collection and submission of health questionnaire forms — enabling brokers to provide more options and better advice to clients.
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Health Questionnaire Software: The Buyer’s Guide
The Health Questionnaire Software Buyer’s Guide will cover how to select a health questionnaire platform and what the buying process entails. Find the perfect software for your current benefits administration system using the guidelines provided in this e-book.