CHARLESTON, S.C., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus today announced that Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) has selected the BENEFITFOCUS® Platform to provide online enrollment and billing to its employer and individual customers. A Blue Cross plan serving more than a half million Pennsylvanians, BCNEPA uses Benefitfocus technology to meet the evolving needs of its growing customer base.
For the past three years, BCNEPA has used the Benefitfocus Platform for secure benefits data exchange. BCNEPA employers and individual consumers will now use the Platform to shop for benefits, complete elections and manage benefits online. Benefitfocus technology centralizes enrollment and billing for all benefits through a single Web-based system that features a user-friendly interface and intuitive tools. BCNEPA will use the Platform's online enrollment and billing technology to offer medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA and HRA benefits to its customers.
"Benefitfocus technology is giving us an opportunity to present a comprehensive solution to our groups, members and agents," said Kent Davidson, Vice President of Sales for BCNEPA. "As healthcare reform unfolds, rules and regulations continue to change. With Benefitfocus, we will be able to rapidly adapt and continue to provide the service our groups and members have come to expect."
The Benefitfocus Platform is delivered via Software as a Service, providing the agility BCNEPA and its employers need to stay ahead of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirements. With multiple software releases a year and a team dedicated to healthcare reform compliance, Benefitfocus can meet current and future PPACA regulations. By expanding its use of the Platform, BCNEPA benefits from Benefitfocus' healthcare reform roadmap strategy without the complexity of developing, maintaining and hosting its own technology.
"We're excited that BCNEPA has selected the Benefitfocus Platform. We share the mindset that the strategic use of technology improves operations for health plans and health management for consumers," said Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus President and CEO. "Having worked with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania for years, we've seen their commitment to their customers firsthand and are proud to offer the technology platform to support BCNEPA's continued growth."
About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 550,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. The company's mission is to provide innovative wellness solutions that increase access to high-quality, affordable health care and promote personal accountability.
Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S. with 12,947,380 consumers, 302,634 employers, 59,204 brokers and 3,255 carrier representatives live on the Benefitfocus Platform. Benefitfocus offers a single Web-based platform for benefit shopping, enrollment, management and industry-standard data exchange. Benefitfocus – All Your Benefits. One Place. www.benefitfocus.com