How to learn about electronic enrollment
To make sure your employees’ information is kept private, you need to build these enrollment files according to a standard called the ANSI ASC X12 834.
What is the ANSI ASC X12 834 used for?
Any time you need to add, update or remove employees from your plan, you’ll submit that information to us electronically. You need to follow certain rules for doing that. That’s what the ANSI ASC X12 834 is for.
Setting up an electronic enrollment program can be complicated. Please contact your Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan or Blue Care Network group representative for help.
Electronic enrollment guides
You can purchase a copy of the Health Care Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance Implementation Guide from the Washington Publishing Company website. It will explain what you need to do to create electronic enrollment files using the ANSI ASC X12 834 standard.
We also have companion documents that will help you use the guide. They include specific data elements we need your file to have so we can process it correctly.
- ANSI ASC X12 4010A1 834 Enrollment Companion Document (PDF) – Use this document if you’re using the old 4010A1 version of the 834 standard.
- ANSI ASC X12 5010A1 834 Enrollment Companion Document (PDF) – Use this document if you’re using the new 5010A1 version of the 834 standard.
Testing your enrollment program
Before you send information, it’s a good idea to test your file to make sure it’s secure and error-free.
Follow the instructions in the Enrollment Testing Overview (PDF) to get your login information and learn how to test.
Visit the Enrollment Testing Login page when you’re ready to start testing.