Product Release | 08.27.18


We are excited to release new features for both our HRIS and Benefits Administration modules. Additionally, we have made a few enhancements for our Broker partners in our Broker Portal module in our latest release. Please read on to find out more and as always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.


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HRIS Updates (Employee/Admin Profile)

Custom Roles and Permissions (Admin Profile)

With added functionality in the Flock’s Roles and Permissions, HR admins can now build custom roles with read/write rules for not only all employees in the company, but also their own profile, and/or a specific group of employees. Note that existing system roles of the employee and manager can be modified as well for what they can view on their own profile and subordinates profiles (if applicable).

Note: This can be configured by admins from the roles section under the admin settings menu.  

 Flock Product Representation for Custom roles and permissions.

Flock Product Representation for Custom roles and permissions.

Customized Welcome Message to new hires (Employee/Admin Profile)

You can now create a custom welcome for new hires when they log in to the Flock platform for the first time. Delight your new hires by incorporating videos, images, texts and links in the welcome message. By customizing your new hire onboarding experience, Flock helps increase the new employee engagement. Stay tuned for more cool features to enhance your onboarding experience in our upcoming releases.

Note: This message can be customized by admins from the advanced section under the admin settings menu. 

 Flock Product Representation for sending custom welcome messages to new hires.

Flock Product Representation for sending custom welcome messages to new hires.

Improved Onboarding and Employment History Tracking (Employee/Admin Profile)

The hire date will now be visible as a part of the onboarding tasks assigned/emails for new employees. This update is helpful for the onboarding staff to know the exact date of joining for the new hires, and to prepare accordingly for their initial training and setup. The offboarding date will also be visible as a part of the closing tasks assigned to the employees.

Furthermore, employment and compensation change history can be tracked with their effective dates and admins can easily generate these reports on the Flock platform. We understand that people's decision change or errors do happen so we easily accommodate for changes to hire date, employment and compensation information. 

 Flock Product Representation for improved new hire onboarding task management.

Flock Product Representation for improved new hire onboarding task management.

Custom Filter Reporting (Admin/Broker Profile)

The Flock’s HRIS and Ben Admin platform now offers a selection of filters in its custom reporting section, allowing HR Admins to easily manage their employee reports. You can narrow your report outcomes to include only those records of interest to you.

For instance, you can create filters such as Department > Marketing, Employment Type > Part-Time, Work Location > San Francisco and so on. Once you select the required filters, a simplified report is generated on the basis of your applied custom filters.

 Flock Product Representation for custom filter reporting.

Flock Product Representation for custom filter reporting.


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Benefits Administration Portal

Miscellaneous Information Only Plan Support (Broker Profile/Ben Admin)

Flock now easily incorporate miscellaneous plans like 401K, Wellness Perks, EAP, etc to keep employees informed about the additional benefits provided by their company. Thereby ensuring effective benefits communication to their employees. These plans are added as a separate plan type in the broker portal and will support a brief description of the program, multiple external links and documents. Rates may be added for plans with fixed costs.

 Flock Product Representation for miscellaneous information only plan or no rates + description.

Flock Product Representation for miscellaneous information only plan or no rates + description.

Building more Life Event-Based Rules IRS Section 22 (Broker Profile/Ben Admin)

The Flock team has analyzed the IRS Section 22 Life Event Rules and incorporated this logic into the system. Where the rules allow for interpretation, we have added the ability to limit changes if the client deems it necessary. This configuration is located in the company configurations page in the broker portal.

 Flock Product Representation for building more Life Event Rules - IRS Section 22

Flock Product Representation for building more Life Event Rules - IRS Section 22

Age-Banded/Composite rate functionality for voluntary plans (Broker Profile)

Age-banded/composite rates were previously only supported for medical plans. As of this release, we have added support for this rating structure to voluntary plans. A refenrence rate sheet can be downloaded in the plans rate/configuration page.

Advanced Open Enrollment Reporting: Additional OE Reports. (Admin/Broker Profile Profile)

In order to improve the open enrollments reporting functionality, we have added an additional set of reports based on your different plan changes:

  • OE Plan changes - Displays active changes during open enrollment on a per plan level.

  • OE Change Report - Provides changes of all OE changes compared to what employees were enrolled in during the prior plan year.

  • OE Election Report - Ideal for active Open Enrollments, Generates a list of all benefits-eligible employees' OE elections & waivers.

  • OE Payroll Change Report - Displays demographic information and changes in contributions for actively changed elections.

  • OE Status report - This report summarizes the progress of all benefits-eligible employees for an open enrollment.

Note: All change reports compare Current Year vs Next Year

 Flock Product Representation for Advanced Open Enrollments Reporting

Flock Product Representation for Advanced Open Enrollments Reporting


Join us for a closer look at all the new features.

AUGUST 29, 2018 | 11 AM PT

For more information contact support@helloflock.com

In-case you missed our July 16, 2018, release, please click here.

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