CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Benefitfocus City Tour begins this month in San Francisco and Houston, kicking off a series of special events showcasing a new way for companies to manage their benefits with the latest cloud-based technology. Designed for HR executives and benefits professionals, each stop on the Benefitfocus City Tour features benefit strategy sessions, live software demos, testimonials from Benefitfocus clients and a cocktail reception or lunch for guests to network with their fellow industry experts. The City Tour will visit 16 major U.S. cities in 2011 and 2012.
Open Enrollment is already the busiest time of year for most HR professionals, and it's not getting any easier. Legislation and economic pressures dictate plan design changes, new administrative processes and greater emphasis on employee education and responsibility. Benefitfocus City Tour attendees learn how the latest apps, enrollment technology, reporting tools and multi-media communication are solving these challenges for more than 300,000 Benefitfocus clients. Highlights include special guests from Cognizant, Morganite Industries and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), case studies from companies ranging in size from 1,000 to 500,000 employees and strategies from PHR-certified benefits and technology specialists from Benefitfocus.
2011 tour dates and locations include:
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, August 23 from 4-6 p.m. PDT at the San Francisco Film Centre
Thursday, August 25 from 12-2 p.m. CDT at the Hotel Derek
Thursday, September 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT at Benefitfocus Corporate Headquarters
Wednesday, October 5 from 5 -7 p.m. EDT at The Forge
"We are delivering something truly unique to the marketplace - one place to manage all benefits - and employers are embracing this strategy at an accelerating pace," said Nancy Sansom, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Benefitfocus. "The Benefitfocus City Tour gives HR professionals the opportunity to see firsthand how companies are using our technology to change the way they manage benefits."
In 2012, the City Tour will visit Chicago, New York, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Charlotte, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Baltimore. The Benefitfocus City Tour is a free event, but registration is required as space is limited. For more information about the City Tour or to register, please visit our website.
Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S. with 13,752,187 consumers, 305,467 employers, 60,298 agents and 3,451 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