Empowered Benefits Delivers Benefits Enrollment and BenAdmin Solution to National Retailer hhgregg

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Working with partner Healthx, developer of the leading benefit platform solution for the human resources industry, Empowered Benefits has deployed its solution after an analysis of hhgregg’s business requirements and specific flow of information between the company’s employees, its headquarters and its benefits providers.

Empowered Benefits announces successful delivery and deployment of a custom benefits enrollment and BenAdmin solution for hhgregg. The Empowered Benefits solution meets hhgregg’s complex business requirements and allows for scalability and expansion without increasing the work burden for internal IT, HR or Benefits staff.

Working with partner Healthx, developer of the leading benefit platform solution for the human resources industry, Empowered Benefits has deployed its solution after an analysis of hhgregg’s business requirements and specific flow of information between the company’s employees, its headquarters and its benefits providers. Empowered Benefits has created a custom, seamless portal that automates this process.

“We have one HR department, in our Indianapolis headquarters,” notes Alison Caskey, hhgregg Benefits Administrator. “As we move into states further away, it becomes tougher to communicate changes to our plans. Also, if an associate has a change in status, we’ve relied on forms to be completed and faxed to our office, which pressures our store managers as well as our office here in Indianapolis to ensure accuracy and timeliness.”

Empowered Benefits implemented a BenAdmin enrollment system during open enrollment that alleviated the hurdles of providing benefits to a widespread workforce.

“There was an acute need for hhgregg to show how benefits selection affects associates’ payroll deductions. hhgregg offers a flexible spending account that required complex calculations for employees who are hired midyear as well,” said Gaston Gage, President and CEO of Empowered Benefits. “We’ve delivered an automated enrollment and BenAdmin portal that could help associates, store managers and benefits managers acquire and process information quickly and efficiently.”

Empowered Benefits implemented a BenAdmin enrollment system during open enrollment that alleviated the hurdles of providing benefits to a widespread workforce. The whole solution was delivered through an integrated Healthx wellness portal.

The enrollment portal also serves as an important communications link to hhgregg employees. It provides simplified plan summary explanations and links to detailed information. In addition, the associate is able to see summaries of enrollment for each dependent and rates for each of their elected benefits.

With more than 4,000 employees (and plans to add significantly to that number), seven different benefits plan offerings, each with a full set of enrollment forms, hhgregg has experienced a huge savings in paper and printing from the outset. The company will save a significant amount of staff time spent on clerical work and will not have to add significant resources during its planned growth.

About Empowered Benefits

Based in Charlotte, NC, Empowered Benefits, is a leader in the development and implementation of online solutions for enrollment, management and communications of employee benefits. The 10-year-old company’s products allow employers and employees to easily access and understand benefits offerings while reducing errors and administrative costs. Current clients include Deaconess Health System, Harris Teeter, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, HH Gregg, Canon, Sentara Healthcare, Dawn Foods, Reading Hospital, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Whirlpool.

About Healthx

The Portal People since 1997. Healthx portals enable the on demand point of service access and exchange of vital healthcare and benefit information. Our mobile, web and phone portals are used to streamline communication between healthcare payers, providers, members, employers and consultants. Our on demand portals help payers and employers get the right information, to the right person at the right time, resulting in lower costs and higher levels of customer satisfaction.

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