Benefitfocus Unveils Free Healthcare Reform Certification Program

Educational videos explain important provisions of new law

Jun 29, 2010, 08:30 ET from Benefitfocus

SAN DIEGO and CHARLESTON, S.C., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SHRM 2010 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION, BOOTH 2713 -- Benefitfocus, the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S., today released an online video certification program ( aimed at educating HR and benefits experts, healthcare insurance professionals and consumers about healthcare reform. This program is free and available online to anyone who is interested in learning more about the new legislation. Professionals in the workplace can use this certification to solidify their understanding of the core components of the law.

Filmed in Benefitfocus Media's state-of-the-art HD studio, the videos transform complex concepts into short, easy-to-understand sound bites. Each segment communicates a different provision of the law, using entertaining chalkboard-animation to bring the intricate legislation to life.

Participants can view the videos as many times as needed, and then answer a series of multiple choice and true-false questions to test their knowledge. Upon passing the quizzes, individuals will become certified, which adds to their credentials.

"While we are focused on providing technology to help our customers comply with the latest regulations, our customers also need educational tools," said Nancy Sansom, Benefitfocus Vice President of Marketing and Communications. "Americans encounter differing opinions about the healthcare reform law every time they read the news. Our video-based healthcare reform certification program provides the facts that people need to be informed about the changing healthcare benefits landscape."

The certification program, designed by Benefitfocus Healthcare Reform Experts and produced by Benefitfocus Media, summarizes the most up-to-date, accurate information about key components of the law. Easily digestible excerpts convey a broad-based understanding of the main provisions impacting employers, insurance carriers and consumers.

The Healthcare Reform Certification Program is part of the Benefitfocus' ever-growing campaign to educate clients about the impact of the healthcare reform law. The Company's response to the new legislation covers six key categories for healthcare benefits administration:

  • Benefit plan design
  • Transparency and simplification in pricing
  • Consumer education
  • Electronic shopping and enrollment
  • Compliance and reporting
  • Tax credits and penalties

With a proven track record of streamlining healthcare benefits administration, Benefitfocus understands that the demand has never been greater for Internet-based healthcare technology. As the new healthcare reform law takes effect, the Company will continue to help its clients adapt and thrive in the new marketplace.

About Benefitfocus

Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S. with 10,583,392 consumers, 326,521 employers, 58,066 brokers and 2,912 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., Inc.

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