Cloud-based benefits software provider Benefitfocus, Inc. has released an app allowing employers to manage benefits in the cloud. HR InTouch Mobile, a native app for iOS and Android devices, gives employees access to all benefits information at any time. As an extension of the cloud-based HR InTouch employee portal, HR InTouch Mobile provides instant retrieval of coverage details including coverage levels, effective dates, co-pays, covered dependents, and beneficiary information.
“The ubiquity of mobile devices among consumers has led to the need for convenient, on demand delivery of healthcare information,” said Benefitfocus Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, Annmarie Fini. “Our Platform can be accessed through a number of different devices, and we align our product strategy with relevant trends we see in the consumer market. Simplifying the complex, we have designed HR InTouch Mobile to not only be a useful resource for reviewing coverage details, but to help employees understand their healthcare and other benefits.”
Not only can employees review a complete summary of benefits, but can also view their personal information and profile of their covered dependents. They also have access to over 300 videos that address healthcare and benefits topics and explain healthcare reform to help employees become better navigators of the new benefits landscape.
“The time a consumer spends on a particular device is a fundamental consideration when designing for mobile,” stated Benefitfocus President and CEO, Shawn Jenkins. “We designed HR InTouch Mobile to complement our HR InTouch solution, delivering the right information to employees through a channel that is convenient for them at the moment they need it. Having all their benefits in their pocket keeps healthcare and other benefits easy to access year-round and not just during an enrollment period.”