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Benefitfocus Announces New Edition of Private Exchange Marketplace and Mobile Technology

Benefitfocus President and CEO reveals latest innovations during One Place. 2013. Keynote Address

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, a leading healthcare and benefits technology provider, today revealed its latest benefits marketplace solutions and mobile apps including a new private exchange offering, BENEFITFOCUS HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE® 2014 Edition. These new tools will be available for employers and insurance carriers as they prepare for the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and rise in healthcare consumerism. The announcement was made during a special keynote address at Charleston Music Hall, marking the official start at the company's annual premier event, One Place. 2013.

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Benefitfocus President and CEO Shawn Jenkins delivered the keynote address to an audience of top technology, healthcare, benefits and human resource professionals from around the country who have gathered in Charleston for the three-day event. Jenkins introduced the concept of "The Next Five Octobers" to illustrate how the new Benefitfocus Portfolio of Products and Services is tailored to fit the modernized benefits lifecycle under the PPACA. He shared how the rollout of the PPACA creates opportunities to reshape strategies that will facilitate the transition to the new model of healthcare and benefits.

"At Benefitfocus, we have adopted a strategic vision that puts the healthcare revolution in perspective, to view the many influencers in context and help employers focus not only on what is necessary this year, but also five years from now," Jenkins said. "We call it 'The Next Five Octobers'. It drives our strategy and our product roadmap. It paints a picture of what's to come."

HR InTouch Marketplace 2014 Edition brings together a new consumer benefits shopping experience, offering defined contribution support and plan comparison tools that help employees make more informed decisions. Questionnaires are used to personalize the shopping workflow and guide employees in selecting options that best match their specific healthcare needs. Plan information is displayed in a way that is easy for employees to understand so they can fully appreciate the value of each offering. The marketplace's advanced reporting structure collects electronic verification from employees as they review the Summary of Benefits and Coverage and required notifications, capturing information during the enrollment process for healthcare reform mandates.

The live demonstration of the HR InTouch Mobile App was a highlight of the event as well. Designed for users of BENEFITFOCUS HR INTOUCH®, the native app allows employees to access all their benefits in one place, anywhere, on any iOS or Android device. The app gives employees the ability to review coverage details, update profile information and receive communications on-the-go. The app comes with the educational Video Library that they would find in the web version of the HR InTouch portal, including 20 new videos dedicated to explaining the impacts of healthcare reform.

Representatives from featured clients The Dannon Company, Inc. and Under Armour shared the success they have experienced using HR InTouch for online enrollment and employee communication. Jenkins also shared an update on the growing partner relationships in which Benefitfocus has invested. Calling these relationships part of the Benefitfocus Ecosystem, he mentioned the long-standing partnership with Allstate, as well as SuccessFactors, Premera, SonicBoom Wellness and CodeBaby.

"The revolution in the business of benefits is not the result of just one thing; it is influenced by legislation as well as advances in technology, consumer expectations and economic pressures," explained Jenkins. "Our goal is to help clients stay on top of the complex and rapidly evolving demands being placed on companies and their benefits administration. We're excited to expand our Ecosystem through new relationships in the industry to continue bringing more choice and personalization to healthcare and benefits."

Throughout the event, featured guest speakers and industry experts will share the latest benefits technology to further address healthcare reform compliance and the evolving benefits landscape. Event sponsors including Mayo Clinic, SuccessFactors and Salesforce will share emerging marketplace trends with attendees.

For a recap of today's announcements, visit the Benefitfocus website. Explore the lineup of topics being covered at the conference by downloading the One Place App available on Google Play or Apple iTunes Store, and follow all of the latest Benefitfocus news on Twitter via #oneplace2013 and @Benefitfocus.

About Benefitfocus
Benefitfocus is a leading benefits technology provider in the U.S. More than 20 million members use our cloud-based platform to shop, enroll, manage and exchange all their benefits in one place. From consumer engagement and education to enrollment, communication and billing, Benefitfocus is helping companies find a better way to manage their benefits. For more information, visit www.benefitfocus.com. Benefitfocus – All Your Benefits. One Place.

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