Benefitfocus and Mayo Clinic Launch Integrated Health and Wellness OfferingsBenefitfocus Release
Strategic Alliance Provides Employers Resources to Create a More Informed, Healthy Workforce
Charleston, S.C. - June 25, 2012 - Benefitfocus and Mayo Clinic, a worldwide leader in medical care, research and education, today announced the availability of Mayo Clinic products and services through BENEFITFOCUS(r) HR InTouch, a benefit management and employee communication portal. Through this alliance, Mayo Clinic and Benefitfocus will help employers create a more informed, healthy workforce by providing access to over 3,500 content pieces and articles, newsletters and a 24/7 nurse line staffed by registered nurses. In addition, employers can access the Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth portal, an online tool combining smart web technology with proven behavior change methods to improve lifestyle habits and reduce health risks for employees.
These new offerings will allow employers to manage the entire benefits lifecycle in one place, and provide employees seamless access to quality health information and tools. "Our patients have told us they want a more convenient way to access Mayo Clinic care and expertise," said Paul Limburg, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions. "As a result of this relationship with Benefitfocus, we will be able to reach out in a new way and potentially help many more people who could benefit from Mayo Clinic expertise in the medical and behavioral sciences."
"The demand for employee health and wellness programs continues to skyrocket as employers search for the most effective employee engagement tools," said Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus President and CEO. "Wellness programs that are designed and implemented properly can have a strong impact on controlling an organization's healthcare costs and improving employee health. The relationship with Mayo Clinic gives our clients the expert resources and proven methods needed to engage employees, promote healthy lifestyle choices and support long-term behavior change."
Both industry leaders are participating in the 64th Annual SHRM Conference in Atlanta, GA, June 24-27, 2012. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand how Benefitfocus and Mayo Clinic will deliver the latest thinking in disease prevention, behavior change, risk reduction, condition management, self-care and treatment decision support through Benefitfocus HR InTouch. For more information about the alliance, visit the Benefitfocus booth #419 or Mayo Clinic at booth #3331 in the SHRM Exposition Hall.
**Benefitfocus is the largest benefits technology provider in the U.S. More than 16 million consumers, 320,000 employers and 60,000 brokers 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.
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