SOURCE: Jellyvision


October 06, 2014 10:15 ET

ALEX® for the Win! Jellyvision's Virtual Benefits Counselor Helps Black & Veatch Achieve Wildly Successful HDHP Launch

Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services Leader Enrolls 68 Percent of Its U.S.-Based Workforce in High Deductible Health Plans

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2014) - Today, Jellyvision announced that Black & Veatch, an engineering, procurement and construction services firm, is the latest company to achieve an incredibly successful high deductible health plan (HDHP) launch by using ALEX®, the virtual benefits counselor. Thanks to ALEX, Black & Veatch was able to enroll 68 percent of its U.S.-based employees in HDHPs with health savings account options -- nearly doubling their enrollment goal.

According to Black & Veatch HR specialist Jennifer Trombla, employees were initially wary when the company decided to phase out its traditional PPO options and offer a new HDHP. "HDHPs are so new and change can be scary to employees," Trombla said.

However, after engaging in a one-on-one ALEX conversation (which explained the new plan in plain English and clearly showed potential cost savings), thousands of employees felt less afraid to make the switch, helping the company skyrocket past its enrollment goal of 35 percent.

"There is no way for print material or webinars or any other form of communication to do what ALEX can," said Trombla. "It was an excellent, excellent turnout. We were so impressed."

Want to learn more about why ALEX and HDHPs are a match made in heaven?

Click here to read more about Black & Veatch's ALEX success story. And click here to see how ALEX can help you exceed your benefits communication and HDHP enrollment goals.

About ALEX®

ALEX is an interactive benefits counselor who transforms jargon, legalese, and gobbledygook into personally relevant information employees can use to make smart decisions about their benefits. Today, ALEX is the country's best-selling, most-trusted standalone benefits decision support tool, adored by millions of employees at hundreds of companies. And when employers see how ALEX saves them time and money, and increases migration to HDHPs, FSA participation rates, and enrollment numbers for voluntary offerings -- they can't help but fall in love as well. To learn more about ALEX, please visit

About Jellyvision
Jellyvision helps companies explain their important (but maybe kind of complex) messages in a delightful way. We create virtual salespeople, brokers, guidance counselors, HR reps, and teachers who have fun, personalized conversations with your customers and employees and help them understand confusing or snooze-inducing topics. For more information and examples of our work, visit

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