SOURCE: BenefitPoint

August 14, 2007 14:46 ET

BenefitPoint Introduces ClientConnect

New Web-Based Solution Lessens Communication Challenges

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - BenefitPoint®, the leader in benefits automation, today agreed to distribute ClientConnect™, a new web-based human resources and benefits communication solution for benefits brokers and their customers. The solution is provided by SilverPlume Reference Systems.

Communication challenges are always a top employer concern. Studies found that companies offering great benefits and poor communications have a turnover rate of 17 percent while companies with more effective communication strategies have a turnover rate of 12 percent.

"Employers are anxious to decrease administrative costs as well as create employees who are engaged benefits consumers. Human resources professionals seeking self-service tools to help save time, money and administrative resources should look to their benefits broker," said Shaun McNeill, vice president, inside sales and marketing at BenefitPoint. "With ClientConnect, small to mid-size brokers now have an affordable way to differentiate themselves in the marketplace and compete with larger competitors."

ClientConnect allows brokers to provide a secure, customizable website to each client so staff can access benefit statements, eligibility, company documents and virtually any content the employer would expect to find. The ClientConnect employee benefit portal(s) deliver automation and on-demand information for employers and employees.

Highlights of content included in ClientConnect:

--  Forms, policies and checklists
--  Frequently asked questions
--  Model documents
--  News and analysis
--  Employee handbook
--  Human resources material
--  Employment law
--  Business resources
    

"ClientConnect includes a comprehensive compliance library because employers expect more professional expertise from their broker today," said Robin D'Alassandro, product manager at BenefitPoint. "Brokers will find authoritative explanations of relevant laws, trends and developments in the area of employee benefits and human resources."

For more information on ClientConnect, please visit the website at www.benefitpoint.com.

About BenefitPoint

BenefitPoint, a Vertafore company, is a premiere provider of online benefits solutions with products recognized for quality and customer satisfaction through the integration of people, technology and expertise. BenefitPoint delivers broker value through its primary brands, Aptus and ClientConnect. Visit BenefitPoint at www.benefitpoint.com or call Diane Dowling at 800.677.4442.

About SilverPlume

SilverPlume, a Vertafore company, is the insurance industry's leading provider of electronic insurance and risk reference material. They provide an unparalleled depth and breadth of information to over 3,000 agencies, brokers, insurance companies, reinsurers and corporate risk managers. Visit SilverPlume at http://www.silverplume.com or call Shaun McNeill at 800.677.4442 for more information.

BenefitPoint, the BenefitPoint logo, SilverPlume and ClientConnect are trademarks of Vertafore, Inc. The names of actual companies, business units and products mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

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