Healthcare IT News
HealthNow New York (HNNY), a healthcare company serving Western New
York, has announced a partnership with Charleston, S.C.-based
Benefitfocus to provide employers healthcare enrollment and e-billing
With the new technology, employers will be able to offer employees a
streamlined coverage administration platform that will allow employees
to select and enroll in healthcare options provided by the company,
officials say. The feature will also double as an administrative tool.
Additionally, an e-billing component will be offered to employers that
will provide a portal for paying company premiums electronically.
"Personalization at a very granular, employer-centric level is a big
part of our design philosophy," said Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus
president and CEO. "We provide multiple types of support tools to
accommodate employer and customer needs.”
[See also: Benefitfocus to provide CareFirst BCBS with comprehensive Web platform.]
"We are continually seeking value-added services that improve
satisfaction and engagement," said Kerri Garrison, vice president,
Venture Growth for HealthNow. "The personalized plan selection tools and
e-billing component in the Benefitfocus Platform takes that commitment
to the next level by creating a portal that engages employers and
members throughout the enrollment process."
In addition to a full spectrum of individual and employer-sponsored
health plans, HNNY also provides members worksite wellness programs,
pharmacy benefit management, behavioral health services and personal
health concierges who serve as member advocates.
[See also: Electronic better than paper for bottom line.]
HealthNow joins other insurance companies managing their membership
and benefits data in the world's largest benefits cloud. In addition to
its plan selection tools, the Platform's data exchange capabilities can
manage data for large, complex employers. Synchronized enrollment and
billing technology eliminates the time and cost associated with manual
invoice reconciliation. HealthNow will be live on the Benefitfocus
Platform by November 2012.