SOURCE: Workscape

Workscape

September 30, 2009 10:00 ET

Latest Version of Workscape's Comprehensive Outsourced Benefits Administration Offering Embraced by Industry Leaders

Lauded for Ability to Help Employers Reduce Costs, Address Employees' Concerns

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - 12th Annual HR Technology Conference, CHICAGO -- Corporations of all sizes are capitalizing on the power of the latest evolution of Workscape, Inc.'s proven, award-winning outsourced benefits administration (OBA) platform, OBA Enterprise. Workscape, a leading provider of integrated HR solutions and services, unveiled OBA Enterprise earlier this year. The product has already been selected by numerous organizations including Eastern Bank; Guardian Life Insurance; a leading shipping, logistics and supply chain management firm; another industry leader in transportation services and others.

Transforming the annual benefits enrollment process from a routine transaction to a strategic, cost-effective business process, OBA Enterprise simplifies the evaluation, selection and enrollment of health and welfare benefits. Featuring Web-based, self-service applications, OBA Enterprise delivers greater integration of decision-support tools and flexible spending accounts -- resources that have been proven to generate a demonstrable reduction in overall healthcare costs for both employees and employers.

"Companies are beginning to recognize that the annual enrollment process represents an important teachable moment by helping employees to determine the plan that is best suited to their personal needs and by encouraging participation in plans and programs aimed at reducing healthcare-related costs and improving their overall health," said Stephen Migliaccio, vice president of Product Management for Workscape. "Workscape gives organizations the ability to create a highly interactive benefits experience that puts the power in the employee's hands."

For online benefits enrollment, OBA Enterprise delivers an easy-to-use, interactive Adobe Flex-based presentation that prompts and guides the employee through the options available to them based upon their organization's unique business rules. Additionally, online reporting tools enable employers and consultants to audit transaction data to manage events & transaction eligibility, understand enrollment patterns, identify utilization levels for specific enrollment tools and ultimately gauge how employee activities affect overall healthcare costs. This information is critical when developing campaigns and strategies aimed at encouraging the online behaviors that will generate the greatest cost savings for the company.

Workscape complements its OBA Enterprise offering with its Benefits Communications Practice and U.S.-based HR Service Center. The company's Benefits Communications Practice offers full-service employee benefits communications across a variety of media -- such as print, Web, and e-mail -- to drive greater employee self-sufficiency through education. Workscape's 100% on-shore HR Service Center gives clients' employees 24x7 access to accurate, consistent HR information over the phone. It combines state-of-the-art technology and industry best practices to provide complete, cost-effective handling of eligibility questions, self-service enrollment support, employee advocacy, case management, and more.

OBA Enterprise also delivers the benefits of open connectivity while maintaining stringent security standards that meet or exceed HIPAA requirements. And with a SAS70 Level II certification, Workscape ensures that the highest levels of security controls are in place.

Company representatives will be on hand in Booth No. 900 during the 12th Annual HR Technology Conference in Chicago to demonstrate OBA Enterprise's capabilities.

About Workscape

Workscape is unique in its ability and demonstrated domain expertise in addressing the talent management, benefits administration and employee communication challenges of hundreds of organizations and millions of workers across the country and across the globe. For the past decade, Workscape has been delivering Web-based software and services that are proven to help organizations reduce healthcare costs, improve adherence to compensation budgets and ensure alignment between employee activities and corporate goals. As a result, our employee-centric approach has consistently helped organizations to achieve the highest return on their greatest workforce expenditures: healthcare benefits and employee compensation. For more information about Workscape, visit www.workscape.com or call (888) 605-9620.