CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading technology platform provider enabling rapid innovation for employers, health plans and consumers, today announces the award of a contract supporting the State of Wisconsin's efforts to modernize its insurance administration system for the Department of Employee Trust Funds. The contract was awarded to Benefitfocus after a competitive RFP process to meet the state's need for "a new, fully-integrated, best-practices-based insurance administration system requiring minimal customizations."
Benefitfocus will support the administration of core, ancillary and voluntary benefits. It will also manage COBRA administration, direct billing, consolidated billing services and analytics for more than 239,000 members of the Department of Employee Trust Funds.
"We are thrilled to be selected by the State of Wisconsin to help them provide their members with an improved, modernized benefits enrollment experience," said Matt Levin, president & CEO, Benefitfocus. "I am honored that the State of Wisconsin chose Benefitfocus to be their trusted technology and business partner. "
The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds administers the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), the group health insurance program for State of Wisconsin (State) employees and many local governments, and a variety of other public employee benefit programs. The WRS is the eighth largest public pension fund in the nation and the Department's largest program, providing retirement benefits for more than 648,000 current and former state and local government employees on behalf of approximately 1,500 employers. WRS participants include public school teachers, current and former employees of state agencies, and employees of most local governments.
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Benefitfocus offers state and local governments and education systems a dedicated cross-functional team to support all phases of the contract and implementation process. The company helps states modernize their benefits administration initiatives to better serve public sector employees and retirees. Its single, cloud-based solution personalizes the enrollment experience for employees and retirees, and streamlines benefits administration by removing complexity for plan administrators.
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Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire benefits industry through innovative technology solutions that bring efficiency, cost savings and simplicity to employee benefits administration. Our powerful cloud-based software, data-driven insights and thoughtfully designed services help employers, insurance brokers, health plans and suppliers address the complexity of benefits enrollment and engagement, while bringing easier access to health, wealth and lifestyle products through a world-class benefits experience. Our mission is simple: to improve lives with benefits. Learn more at www.benefitfocus.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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