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P&W Software

5655 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 403, Westlake Village, Calif. 91362; 818-707-7690; fax: 818-707-9097

Benefit systems since: 1984.

Software systems:


Price: $4,000 to $30,000. Quoted individually.

System requirements: 386 PC; DOS platform; 530MB RAM, 20MB hard disk; Mono video; multiple user; network operating systems supported include Novell Netware, Banyan VINES and IBM LAN Manager; database management systems supported include dBASE.

Internet/intranet access.

Customization optional.

First Installation: 1987.

Total installations: 260 in employee benefit departments.

Benefits managed: Flexible benefits, group health plans, life insurance.

Features: Data import and export, ad hoc report writers, benefit eligibility determination, benefit election recording, payroll deduction interfaces, insurance carrier eligibility interfaces, premium report calculations, benefit ID card preparation, discrimination testing, highly compensated and key employee determination, COBRA benefit management, retiree billings. Flexible spending account features include FSA claim management, FSA check printing, direct deposit payments, employee statements and letters, complete audit trails, W2 report data, forfeiture reports. Benefit communication features include personalized enrollment forms, telephone enrollment, eligibility verification and FSA account balances. Options include links to medical claim processing systems; electronic interfaces to payroll systems, insurance carriers and claims processors.

User support: User groups/meetings, onsite training, online support, telephone assistance nine hours per day, newsletter*.

Staff: 11 total, four professionals.

Clients: 260 total, including 175 benefit departments. Sold systems to 32 clients in 1996.

Officers: Thomas E. Philipp, president; Michael C. Wilson, vp.

Contact: John Tefft.

**Included in system price.