employer connection

Electronic Enrollment and Maintenance (51+)

Electronic enrollment and maintenance can help your organization control and reduce your administrative costs. Below are the methods Blue Shield offers for you to conduct business with us electronically: 

QuickEnroll, a Blue Shield Web-based Enrollment System

Offered at no extra cost, QuickEnroll is Blue Shield’s secure, 24/7 Web-based enrollment and account maintenance system offered to qualified mid-large (51+) employer groups*. If your organization doesn’t already have a method for managing your employee enrollment data electronically, then we encourage you to sign up for QuickEnroll, which will allow your organization to:

  • Enroll new employees into your Blue Shield plans and make year-round changes online

  • Enter your employees’ open enrollment selections upon renewal

  • Create many reports, including benefit and census reports

  • Grant multiple levels of access rights (full, restricted or view only) to others, including your broker

Visit www.bscquickenroll.com/start/ or contact your Blue Shield sales representative to get started.

Direct Submission with Optional Employer Connection Access

Blue Shield allows employers or their third-party benefits administrators (TPA) to electronically submit enrollment data directly to Blue Shield at no extra charge. Direct submission is typically a good solution for employers who:

  • Utilize a human resource information system (HRIS) to manage employee enrollment data, or

  • Already utilize the services of a Web-based benefits enrollment vendor

To get started with direct electronic submission, your group simply needs:

  • Enrollment data in one of our many acceptable file formats, including ANSI 834

  • Electronic file transmission capabilities through SFTP

  • Ability to submit files early in the enrollment process

  • A technical and human resources point of contact for Blue Shield

How to Set Up an SFTP Connection

For employers (and vendors) who would like to set up an SFTP connection, please complete and submit the Trading Partner Form for Inbound Enrollment below. If you have questions completing this form, please contact the Electronic Enrollment team at Esquared@blueshieldca.com.

Employer Connection

As a complement to your direct submission method, Blue Shield offers secure online account-viewing capabilities via Employer Connection at no extra cost, which can be helpful for:
  • Viewing Blue Shield’s source system to verify transmissions from your HRIS

  • Conducting audits and / or reconciling your bill 

  • Obtaining employee listing by subscriber number 

  • Viewing plan benefit details, including eligibility rules and covered services, specific to your plan(s)

Once your direct submission method has been implemented, the primary contact for your organization can request access by easily registering for Employer Connection. Click "register now" on the Employer Connection homepage to get started.

Once activated, your group’s primary contact can then grant Employer Connection access rights to others within your organization, or even to your broker or TPA.


* Eligibility to access the QuickEnroll system is subject to group qualification. See your Blue Shield representative for qualification details. Blue Shield reserves the right to modify or terminate the QuickEnroll service at any time. Your group will need to retain paper forms with signatures on file pursuant to the group agreement or the group policy. Benefitfocus.com Inc. is an independent company that provides the technology that powers the QuickEnroll online enrollment service.