Before the ERA rollout begins in 2017, we're working to limit system impacts to employers—especially for those who use transmittals to report their data. We'll include information about any required changes in next month's employer notice.
We'll complete Phase 1 of the ERA project in August 2016. This phase is focused on member management processes. They are:
Phase 2 begins July 20, and includes:
Work on the user-friendly web portal will span all phases of the project. Phase 3 won't begin until October 2016; more details will be available soon.
Demonstrations begin Aug. 2016
We'll provide details about ERA demonstrations and locations next month. The demos are an opportunity for early-adopters to see the work that's being done throughout the phases of the project. DRS team members and employers will be involved. The early-adopter employers will meet with DRS at the end of each phase to review processes and provide feedback.
Events and milestones
July – November 2016
Phase 1 Demonstrations
October 2016 – March 2017
Phase 2 Demonstrations
Phase 3 Demonstrations
April 2017 – July 2017
Early Adopter Rollout
July 2017 – June 2018
If you have any questions, please call Employer Support Services at 360-664-7200, option 2, or 800-547-6657, option 6 and then 2.