US 9,811,861 B2
Voluntary benefits outsourcing systems and methods
Peter Marcia, Richmond, VA (US)
Filed by Peter Marcia, Richmond, VA (US)
Filed on Aug. 31, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/872,484.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/238,451, filed on Aug. 31, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2011/0055060 A1, Mar. 3, 2011
Int. Cl. G07B 17/00 (2006.01); G07F 19/00 (2006.01); G06Q 40/08 (2012.01); G06Q 40/00 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 40/08 (2013.01) [G06Q 40/12 (2013.12)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for providing voluntary benefits outsourcing, comprising:
receiving, by a voluntary benefits outsourcing system server, data representative of a plurality of voluntary benefits, wherein the plurality of voluntary benefits comprise different categories of voluntary benefits offered by one or more benefits providers;
establishing a secure communication link between the voluntary benefits outsourcing system server and an employer's network to allow access, through a computer network and by an employee of the employer, to at least a portion of the plurality of voluntary benefits, wherein the employee is characterized by an employee classification, and wherein the at least a portion of the plurality of voluntary benefits accessible by the employee is based at least in part on the employee's employee classification;
receiving, by the voluntary benefits outsourcing system server, an indication of a selection of a group of voluntary benefits from the at least a portion of the plurality of voluntary benefits accessible by the employee, wherein the selected group of voluntary benefits from the at least a portion of the plurality of voluntary benefits accessible by the employee is selected by the employee from a menu listing the at least a portion of the plurality of voluntary benefits accessible by the employee;
recording, by the voluntary benefits outsourcing system server and in a computer database associated with the voluntary benefits outsourcing system server, the selected group of voluntary benefits;
calculating, by the voluntary benefits outsourcing system server, a sum total cost of the selected group of voluntary benefits; and
communicating, by the voluntary benefits outsourcing system server and to a payroll management system, the sum total as a single slot payroll deduction for the employee.