February 2023 Changelog

Hear ye, hear ye! Check out all of the improvements we made in February. In case you don’t have time to read our entire post for this month, here is the tl;dr.

We officially launched the next version of Design Styles, allowing users to see the name of the style applied to a course in the editor and a swatch of colors for each style. Custom Course Colors are now available and provide you the ability to save groups of components (blocks) were also added to increase efficiency in content creation. In addition, Narrow Network support was implemented to increase support for medical plans and a Confidence to Elect survey was introduced to help you gauge employee confidence in their benefits after interacting with your Brite guide.

Design Styles

Although Design Styles has been around for a few months, this latest release marks the completion of the work we felt was needed to make it a great experience. Now, when you apply a design style to a course, you can immediately see the style’s name in the editor. This saves you the trouble of having to click and navigate to find out if you have any styles applied or, if you do, which style is applied. Also, when looking at your list of design styles, you’ll see a swatch of colors for each one, making it easier to find the one you’re looking for.

Look for the new tab in Brite’s navigation bar to start creating and managing design styles.👀

Custom Course Colors

One of the features that our users love the most is the ability to align the branding of content in Brite with their business or their clients. That being said, when creating content, you may need a color or two outside the set of design styles for a brand. With this latest release, you can now create a custom palette of colors for the course you’re building without the need to edit the design styles.

Analytics Facelift

We have improved the course analytics page to make it easier to view important data points, such as the average time it takes to complete a course and the list of eligible employees. Additionally, we have also made improvements to the page’s styling so that it is more apparent how to update the eligible employees field.

Save Groups of Components (AKA Blocks)

Because Brite is intended to be an efficiency tool, we are always looking for ways to save you as much time as possible. For those using our new editor experience, you can now select and save multiple components on a page for reuse later. Have a table you created that you want to put in all of your other courses? Save it as a block!

Narrow Network Support

Our team is increasing support for Narrow Networks within Medical plans. You can now list counties and zip codes eligible for Narrow Networks within Benefit Packages. When employees taking your course complete the Decision Tool, they will have a chance to be recommended a Medical plan within a Narrow Network if the Zip Code they preside in is eligible.

Confidence to Elect Scores

Businesses that use Brite have employees that are confident in their benefits. This is the type of value we strive to bring to the world. So naturally, we made changes to the Brite feedback page within a course to gauge your employees’ confidence after they learn about their benefits. Over the coming months, we will continue to make improvements to Brite to help you understand how confident your employees are,why they are confident, and help provide insights into how to increase their confidence even more.

In addition to the features we’ve introduced this month, we want to give you a glimpse of what we’re working on in March and what the future holds for Brite.

Impact to Paycheck

When employees choose which benefits to enroll in, they need to know the exact amount of money that will be deducted from their paychecks each month. We are almost done with changes to the Decision Support recommendations and plan summaries that will provide this information in greater detail. Once these changes are complete, you will be able to select the pay period, and Brite will calculate the cost per paycheck for each of the benefit scenarios displayed to the employee. This will enable employees to make informed decisions about their benefits.

Custom Business Verbiage

One of the most requested features for Brite is the ability to change specific verbiage across entire courses to match how the business refers to certain people or topics. Soon you will be able to set custom verbiage for what you call an employee, spouse, child, and family.

Simplified Navigation

We are currently designing a simplified navigation experience for Brite. Our goal is to make it foolproof for even our newest users to easily understand where to start and how to flow from one part of Brite to the next.

Course Templates

We are revisiting the concept of course templates in Brite, specifically how they are created and used. Currently, we have templates for courses, individual pages, and blocks of components. While it may seem helpful to have the option to save content in different formats, this feature has proven to be confusing for our users. We acknowledge that no one enjoys starting from scratch, and we aim to improve the template experience in Brite. Our goal is to make the use of templates the primary method for creating new courses.

We aren’t quite sure how to feel about our efforts to fix issues in Brite last month. On one hand, a total of 6 bugs were squashed, so maybe we should be proud that we didn’t have too many pressing issues. On the other… someone may be getting fired.

Here is what got fixed in February:

  1. There was some funkiness when styling header components (H1, H2, etc) in the old version of the Brite editor where sporadically, changes wouldn’t save.
  2. When making rapid changes in the new editor, the auto-save feature would struggle to keep up and sometimes miss updates.
  3. When viewing plan comparisons on certain mobile devices, the close (x) button wouldn’t appear, making it impossible to return to the Brite guide without refreshing the page.
  4. When duplicating courses, Benefit Summaries would break if a Benefit Package was not associated with the course.
  5. With the new Brite Editor, the padding on the page was minimal or nonexistent on some mobile devices.
  6. In some scenarios, users editing styles in the new Design Style experience could not click the save button to save updates.

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