Employee Experience, Employee Benefits
PRnewswire | June 27, 2023
bswift, a leading employee benefits administration company, has announced the expansion of its partnership program to include a curated set of trusted providers across the well-being spectrum as well as an open architecture format for employers to bring existing partnerships to the program. This expanded offering simplifies the integration of employer benefits ecosystems while centralizing and optimizing their programs to empower employees and boost benefits utilization.
"bswift's partnership program is unique from anything that is out there today," said Ted Bloomberg, CEO of bswift. "With our growing network of strategic Alliance Partners in combination with our open architecture framework, we're ready to meet clients where they are, and support the programs they love while recommending new programs that will provide value."
bswift's partnership program offers the following features:
A consumer-grade digital experience that serves as a central hub for all employee benefits programs.
Personalized, coordinated content and action items served up from across the set of providers, delivering actionable messaging to employees.
A curated and growing network of strategic Alliance Partners with pre-established and deep connections for employers to leverage as a grab-and-go network.
An open architecture format that allows clients to bring their existing partners to bswift for easy real-time integrations.
According to a recent Forrester study commissioned by bswift, Beyond Benefits: Why Employee Benefit Engagement Is Vital to Your Business, employers continue to focus on talent retention and attraction, as well as improving employee productivity. An overwhelming 83% of HR professionals indicated that employer benefits support these objectives, according to the study.
But benefits adoption still lags. The multiple generations in today's workforce want different offerings from their benefits programs, but all want more support from their benefits plans. That need for an effortless way to deliver these packages is at the heart of bswift's partnership strategy.
"We believe that making point solutions and other benefits easy to access and find in one place is the key to unlocking full benefits utilization," said Bloomberg.
With bswift's partnership solution, employee benefits programs can finally be centralized, personalized, and simplified.
bswift is committed to delivering innovative solutions that serve our clients’ and customers’ needs. We do this by making it easier for employees to choose and use the right health plan and other benefits, so they can maximize their overall well-being. By using the latest technology and a caring approach, plus a deep understanding of each client’s benefits strategy and ecosystem, bswift helps companies and their employees get the most out of their benefits today and in the future.
Hr Analytics, Employee Engagement
Businesswire | July 18, 2023
ExtensisHR, a nationally recognized Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and HR Outsourcing (HRO) services provider, announces the latest release of its Work Anywhere® mobile application, introducing powerful new features designed to enhance the employee experience and simplify human resources management in the digital age.
This version of the Work Anywhere® app brings together advanced tools and seamless integration capabilities to provide users with a more convenient way to manage HR. With a focus on empowering individuals to take control of their work-life balance, health benefits, and financial security, the app aims to foster a culture of productivity, engagement, and well-being within organizations.
Highlighted features include:
Paid Time-Off (PTO) Forecasting: An innovative forecasting tool allows employees to plan their time-off by projecting and tracking available PTO based on accrued, used, and remaining balances.
Single Sign-On for HealthEquity and Aetna Members: Work Anywhere® now integrates with HealthEquity and Aetna, eliminating the need for multiple logins. Employees can easily access their health benefits, view coverage details, and manage their accounts within the app.
Coverage-at-a-Glance: Users can get a quick overview of their life, long-term disability, and short-term disability coverage amounts in a single glance, ensuring employees are informed about their insurance coverage and prepared for unforeseen circumstances.
Retirement Contribution Tracking: This feature enables users to review their year-to-date contributions and employer match, helping them to make informed decisions about their financial well-being and track progress toward a secure retirement.
“We are extremely excited to introduce this iteration of the Work Anywhere® app, which brings a diverse range of features designed to elevate the employee experience,” says Joe Catapano, ExtensisHR’s Chief Information Officer. “As businesses continue to adapt to the evolving work landscape, we remain committed to providing cutting-edge solutions that empower both organizations and their employees. We believe this update will not only contribute to increased productivity and engagement, but also foster greater employee satisfaction and overall business success.”
This is the second update in the past seven months. It builds upon previous additions such as multiple language options, the ability to see per-pay-period contributions, and improved manager and administrator functionality that provides access to high-level team member details such as date of hire, birthdate, resident address, and more.
ExtensisHR's Work Anywhere® app is available for download on both iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Founded in 1997, ExtensisHR is a leading national Certified Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and HR Outsourcing (HRO) solution provider, focused on delivering exceptional customer service. We specialize in tailored HR solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, with a comprehensive portfolio including human resources, benefits, payroll, Work Anywhere® technology, risk and compliance, employee management, recruiting, and more.
Workforce Management, Employee Benefits
Business Wire | August 16, 2023
Reliance Matrix, a leading provider of absence and employee benefits insurance and services, has launched Absence Mentor, a successor to the highly respected Matrix-Radar blog introduced eight years ago. Published by an all-attorney editorial staff, Absence Mentor provides information, insight, and clarity on the dynamic landscape of employee disability and leave legislation, precedent and practice.
“Absence Mentor is an evolution of the Matrix-Radar blog conceived and launched by Marti Cardi in 2015,” said Nell Walker, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Reliance Matrix. “Marti’s goal was to distill complex and often contradictory laws and rules, and make them easy to understand and follow for HR professionals. Even better, she instilled the blog with a conversational, can-do voice, helping thousands of professionals stay compliant and effective even as COVID and proliferating state programs combined to make it harder to follow.”
The new blog follows the rebrand of Reliance Standard Life Insurance and Matrix Absence Management as Reliance Matrix earlier this year. The two industry leaders joined forces to bring integrated and personalized employee benefits, absence management, and workforce productivity solutions to the U.S. employer market. Walker, who succeeded Cardi as head of Reliance Matrix’s all-attorney Product Compliance team, acknowledged Cardi’s retirement in a statement at today’s DMEC conference in San Diego, CA.
“Marti set out to build a stellar team, build a center of excellence and build a legacy that would outlast her, and she has done all that and more,” Walker said. “Our clients, colleagues, brokers and thousands of employees and their families are beneficiaries of that foundation.”
Absence Mentor picks up the legacy blog’s mantle with some important enhancements. Instead of an editor, there’s an editorial board composed exclusively of licensed attorneys specializing in leave, absence and employment issues. The new blog is more easily consumed on mobile devices. And Absence Mentor is integrated with a new State Disability and Leave Plan center that consolidates information on dozens of state programs, both live and in development.
“I am thrilled with how this blog has ‘grown up’ over the years,” Marti Cardi said. “I think it’s significant that we went from making sure these rules and regulations were literally ‘on people’s radar,’ to becoming an interpreter, an advisor, and an advocate for the reader. That’s really where the ‘Mentor’ part comes in.”
“I have to admit I will miss ‘Radar Guy,’ though,” she said. “We’ve had a great run!”
About Reliance Matrix
Reliance Matrix delivers employee benefit, absence management and workforce productivity solutions through the financial stability of a top-rated insurance carrier, the proven innovation of an absence TPA, and the daily commitment of thousands of team members across America. Where larger competitors offer size, we inspire confidence and long-term engagement through integration, reliability and dedication to providing customized solutions. Born in 1907, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Home Office Schaumburg, IL) is a leading provider of employee benefits, absence management and retirement savings solutions. Matrix Absence Management, Inc. (Home Office Phoenix, AZ) traces its roots to Silicon Valley at the dawn of the tech boom. Seamless and secure, we innovate and deliver products and programs to help individuals, employers, brokers and fiduciaries protect and nurture those most important to them. Reliance Matrix is a member of the Tokio Marine Group. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., the ultimate holding company of the Tokio Marine Group, is incorporated in Japan and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Tokio Marine Group operates in the property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and life insurance sectors globally. The Group’s main operating subsidiary, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire (TMNF), was founded in 1879 and is the oldest and leading property and casualty insurer in Japan.