SOURCE: Benz Communications

Benz Communications

August 07, 2012 11:30 ET

Benz Communications Announces Bento

Off-the-Shelf, Easy-to-Customize Benefits Communication Website for Employers With 500-5,000 Employees Incorporates Best Practices of Leading-Edge Large Employers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) -  Jennifer Benz, founder and CEO of Benz Communications, today announced the launch of Bento, an off-the-shelf, easy-to-customize, use and afford benefits website to enable company-branded year-round benefits communication. Benz Communications is a leading HR and benefits communication strategy firm.

"Companies spend as much as 30% of total compensation on benefits. Effective communication is the only way to make sure that investment pays off. We created Bento to enable every company -- and employee -- access to the single most valuable communication tool available: a company-branded benefits website," stated Jen.

"Creating a company branded benefits website that's outside of the firewall is our number one recommendation for companies of all sizes. A company-branded benefits website is accessible to all employees and family members, and is a key resource for getting families engaged in benefits -- families drive 60-70% of healthcare costs and spouses make 70% of family healthcare decisions. A benefits website also reduces the need for lengthy print materials and associated costs," Jen continued.

Built on the latest web technology, Bento incorporates Benz Communications' signature approach to creating fully-customized benefits websites based on its work with leading-edge large employers and brokers serving small and mid-size employers. 

Designed for companies with 500-5,000 employees, Bento features/includes:

  • branded modern design and custom URL
  • fully integrated social media
  • complete web content for all benefits
  • current usability standards
  • seamless video integration
  • Trustnode interactive cartoon character-driven education and decision-support modules
  • easy implementation and ongoing maintenance
  • site launch within 8 weeks
  • no implementation fees
  • domain registration and hosting

"The first step to getting people to pay attention to their benefits information is to make it accessible. The best way to make it accessible is to put it on the Internet. Research reveals that more than 78% of Americans now use the internet -- up 152% since 2000 -- and 66% have a broadband connection at home. And employees want their benefits on the Internet: 80% of Gen X, 75% of Gen Y and 66% of younger baby boomers," Jen concluded.

Additional information about Bento may be found at www.bentobenefits.com.

About Benz Communications
Benz Communications is a benefits communications strategy firm creating integrated employee benefits campaigns for employers committed to nurturing high-performing and satisfied employees. Benz Communications' clients include Fortune 500 companies and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Benz Communications also offers Bento, a fully customizable benefits website in a box, and toolkits and products to help small and mid-size companies educate employees about their health and financial benefits. Additional information about Benz Communications may be found at http://benzcommunications.com.

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