Common Benefits Review - why 4.4 stars?

Common Benefits Review
ITQlick Score: 82/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.4/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Benefits Administration -> Common Benefits
Ranking:Ranked 10 out of 79 Benefits Administration systems
Company: Common Census
Pricing: starts at $1 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Common Benefits pricing, Common Benefits alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 31, 2020

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What is Common Benefits?

Common Benefits is a benefits administration software for brokers, carriers, and HR managers to connect and administer employees to information concerning administration programs and benefits. With this software, users can manage multiple records, classes, and dependents, oversee beneficiaries, and enroll individuals to benefits, build and control individual cases, and configure specific cases.

This software allows for an increase in administrative oversight in review control and request-changing and eliminates repeated errors and data entries. Common Benefits Software has features like dynamic benefit statement, payroll deduction summary, add & archive records, and self-service enrollment.

The software was founded by Common Census, a software company founded in 1992, based in Minnesota, United States, and has an employee size of about 11-50 persons.

What is Common Benefits rating? ()

The rating of Common Benefits is 4.4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 82 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Common Benefits's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is Common Benefits the best Benefits Administration?

Common Benefits is ranked 10 out of 79 software in their category (Benefits Administration systems).

What are Common Benefits's pros? (4 Pros)

  • The software allows for controlled access to maintain privacy and data integrity with a secure and timely data transfer system
  • It supports a wide range of case file sizes
  • The software enrollment processes are easy to set up and also supports remote enrollment
  • Online and offline accessibility is possible using this software

What are Common Benefits's cons? (2 cons)

  • There is no reverse registration process in cases of unavailable census data
  • A few users had issues reporting challenges

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Common Benefits: Benelogic, Decisely, PX3000, COBRApoint, PeopleKeep, Summit, bob, Benefit Express, eBenefits Resource, kiwiHR. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Common Benefits?

Common Census pricing includes Enrollment plan, Enroll and Administer plan, Enrollment + Year-Round Administration with ZeroPEPM, Enrollment +Year Round Administration with Collaborating Carriers, and Open + Year-Round Enrollment plan. The Enrollment plan has a $500 charge for other benefits and includes offline and online accessibility and call center, data exportation to insurance carriers, and product enrollment.

The Enroll and Administer plan has a $1 charge for unqualified zero PEPM product cases and features multiple case management, HR oversight, and electronic data feeds to carriers. The Enrollment + Year-Round Administration with ZeroPEPM has a setup cost of $500 for HMO benefit under non-collaborating carriers.

There is also a $500 charge on HSA benefit under non-collaborating carriers on the Enrollment +Year Round Administration with ZeroPEPM. This pricing also applies to the plan for the Enrollment + Year-Round Administration with Collaborating Carriers The Open + Year-Round Enrollment plan has a setup cost of $500 for HMO benefit under Non-collaborating carriers. However, pricing is removed if it is producer built.

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Common Benefits

What should you ask Common Census during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Common Benefits and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Common Benefits in action.

Is it the right software for you?

The software is fit for small, medium, and large businesses. It also suits users in law firms, insurance agencies, and HR managers in financial firms. National Benefits Group Of America Inc is one of the users of the software.

Common Benefits's list of categories:

UCaaS Providers
Online CRM
Self-Service Portal
Applicant Tracking
Benefits Administration
Employee Engagement
Employee Management
Employee Training
HR Analytics
HR Department

Common Benefits's list of features:

Benefits Administration
Employee Self-Service

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