CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, today announced the availability of BENEFITFOCUS HR INTOUCH® Mobile, an app for employer organizations using BENEFITFOCUS HR INTOUCH® to manage all their benefits in the cloud. Developed as a native app for iOS and Android mobile devices, HR InTouch Mobile offers employees access to all their benefits information anytime and anywhere. The app provides access to benefits information year-round and on the go, giving employees more visibility into their coverage.
HR InTouch Mobile is an extension of the cloud-based HR InTouch enrollment and employee communication portal. HR InTouch Mobile allows employees to instantly retrieve pertinent details about their coverage. Employees can drill down by each plan option to see coverage levels, effective dates and co-pays as well as their covered dependents and assigned beneficiary information. The summary display also includes all available benefits, giving employers another opportunity to remind their employees of the full value of their benefit offerings.
"The ubiquity of mobile devices among consumers has led to the need for convenient, on demand delivery of healthcare information," explained Benefitfocus Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, Annmarie Fini. "Our Platform can be accessed through a number of different devices, and we align our product strategy with relevant trends we see in the consumer market. Simplifying the complex, we have designed HR InTouch Mobile to not only be a useful resource for reviewing coverage details, but to help employees understand their healthcare and other benefits."
In addition to a summary of benefits, employees can review their personal information as well as the profile of their covered dependents. More than 300 videos that explain a variety of complex healthcare and benefits topics are available at employees' fingertips. These include videos that present information about healthcare reform and its impact in simple language to help employees navigate the complexities they are facing.
"The time a consumer spends on a particular device is a fundamental consideration when designing for mobile," stated Benefitfocus President and CEO, Shawn Jenkins. "We designed HR InTouch Mobile to complement our HR InTouch solution, delivering the right information to employees through a channel that is convenient for them at the moment they need it. Having all their benefits in their pocket keeps healthcare and other benefits easy to access year-round and not just during an enrollment period."
Benefitfocus is participating in the HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas this week. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand how Benefitfocus offers one platform to manage increasingly complex benefit processes, and can simplify the distribution and administration of all types of benefits. For more information about HR InTouch Mobile visit the Benefitfocus booth #957 in the HR Technology Exposition Hall.
Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT) is a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. Benefitfocus has served more than 20 million consumers on its platform, that consists of an integrated portfolio of products and services enabling clients to more efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. With a user-friendly interface and consumer-centric design, the Benefitfocus Platform provides one place for consumers to access all their benefits. Benefitfocus solutions support the administration of all types of benefits including core medical, dental and other voluntary benefits plans as well as wellness programs. For more information, visit www.benefitfocus.com.
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results might differ materially from those explicit or implicit in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: the immature and volatile market for our products and services; our need to innovate and provide products and services that are useful; competition; privacy, security and other risks associated with our cloud-based business; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents are available within the Investor Relations section of the Benefitfocus website at http://investor.benefitfocus.com/sec.cfm or at www.sec.gov.Benefitfocus assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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