About Employee Navigator

Employee Navigator is an all-in-one cloud-based benefits administration and HR management solution designed to provide benefits and HR management for companies of all sizes. Working with insurance brokers and carriers, Employee Navigator allows the HR department to offer comprehensive benefit packages and simplify benefit administration operations. Other key features include employee on-boarding, PTO and asset tracking, payroll integration, and self-service login.

Benefits administration allows HR team members to easily manage and track benefits for all employees through an online dashboard. The HR team can monitor enrollment status, manage benefit contribution, review important documents, and compare and enroll benefit packages. Employee Navig...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

108 Reviews of Employee Navigator

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.55 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(70)

70

4 stars

(32)

32

3 stars

(6)

6

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(0)

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September 2019

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Mark from Collateral

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2019

Employee Naviator is hard to beat... but could be slightly better for brand new users

Employee Navigator is the Microsoft for employee benefit management. There isn't a setup or situation that this software can't handle. Being one of the largest software solutions of this space, its already connect to tons of insurance companies. It feeds data instantly and stays up to date as data changes. Portals include, other vendors, broker, employer and employees. This makes it easy to keep good communications.

Pros

I love how this software is built for any situation. Crossing state lines, different pay rates, different classes, different plans offerings and on and on....

Cons

As a brand new user, you will feel overwhelmed creating you new groups. The new user training/tutorials could be a little better. Make the training more predominant to new users. Also, offer 24 hour coaching for those learning the system for the first time.

June 2021

Megan from Royal Benefits Group

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Most user friendly system for a non-technical user

Our experience has been very positive for us and our clients. It's a huge value to be able to offer this to our employers to help manage their employees and benefits.

Pros

We've learned as we go with this system but once we got the hang of certain features or rules for plan setup it became much more smooth to set up new accounts. We have used/experienced other systems and this is the most user friendly. The support team is excellent and helpful whenever we have questions. The wall feature is critical in managing changes.

Cons

The reporting tool could use some work. It's not possible to pull only new hire elections for deductions. There also needs to be a way to include new employees in an open enrollment period without having them enroll twice (once for OE and once for new hire eligibility). They MUST get the PDF editor/fillable form situation figured out asap. Being able to map any fields to a PDF form needs to be figured out.

Reasons for Choosing Employee Navigator

I used both and found the alternative to be less intuitive. It looks nice/flashy and has one feature of PDF mapping/forms that is nice. Otherwise, we have other clients who use it and it doesn't do agent assisted enrollments smoothly nor does it integrate well with some of the third party vendors.

June 2021

Denise from impactHR

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Human Resources

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2021

Dashboard and reminders not so great

I wish it was more exception based action oriented vs you having to log in daily to see if you have to do something. The Wall notifications don't tell you if you have to act, but just that something happened. You don't know if it is a benign notification or actionable until you poke around in the software and figure out if something needs done, it doesn't tell you What needs done.

Pros

Overall layout is fresh looking and has functions that act as a wizard to walk you through adding a new employee or termination.

Cons

Notifications and when to take action. Awful experience. We didn't know to approve insurance for an employee after they made changes, nothing notified us clearly that we had to act so the employee ended up getting denied benefits being past the open enrollment period. EOIs pending is not helpful since we can't take action until there is approval or denial. This section should alert there is approval.or denial. It is completely docsonnected from the process, you have to wait for an email then just know to go in and change the setting. Otherwise, you constantly have this long list of EOIs pending that you can't act on but it constantly makes you think you have outstanding items.

December 2019

Jacqueline from CIA Insurance & Risk Management

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

If you care about tracking EOIs and compliance overrall... this one is for you

Pros

It has a great user interface and is easy for HR and employees to use. We received feedback from employees that the online enrollment flow is easy to use during our very first Open Enrollment on EN and that is saying something if the employees find it easy to use! Also the Evidence of Insurability tracking is easy and seamless. We and our client struggle and spend hours tracking and reviewing EOI from other systems while EN's is easy to build on the plan side and easy to understand from the employee and HR views. We also love the carrier integrations. We mostly have ancillary carrier integrations, no medical ones yet. I manage the 834 EDI feeds on the self-service system for our medical carriers and that is also easy to use. Finally we love the automatic reminders that can be scheduled for new hires and open enrollment and we love the ability to customize the notifications for different actions in the system both for broker and for client's HR team.

Cons

It is a rules-based system so if you have clients who like to make their own rules , well then this will frustrate them. You do have the ability to manually edit effective dates of enrollments and coverage amounts but otherwise the extra effort of tracking and processing special exceptions will exhaust you and the client and it will also make the option of carrier integrations an impossibility because you will have so many error discrepancy reports to fix. You also only have one person from your agency who can contact service on your behalf unless you pay extra for another premier user. Sometimes this can be frustrating to funnel every question and issue through one person.

Reasons for Choosing Employee Navigator

EN's User interface was better and we liked that EN is not owned by an insurance company, it is independent like our agency.

Reasons for Switching to Employee Navigator

HR Connection offered very limited plan build options and poor notification options for employees and for us as the broker. Tracking EOI on it was terrible. We needed the rules based system that EN offers because we care a lot about our clients' compliance adherence and EN helps us manage that.

September 2019

Karen from Esser Hayes / Assured Partners

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2019

Biggest Bang for Your Buck

Pros

What we and our clients love about Employee Navigator: it's very user-friendly, no need to print New Hire and Open Enrollment documents/handouts, abiltiy to add employee "tasks" and track those tasks, it's self-service, available 24-7, everything is on the portal. This saves them time and money.

Cons

Setting up the plans for Vol STD and Vol LTD can be a little tricky and you really need to pay attention to the plan "rounding rules". Failure to do so will result in inaccurate employee costs.

Reasons for Switching to Employee Navigator

Eligibility rules for plans can be very complicated for some clients. We found Employee Navigator's plan buildout modules were more robust and allowed for creating dynamic classes and filters that could handle those complicated rules with ease. Employee-facing splash pages were "sexier" and, the overall platform was more user-friendly for administrators and employees.