FSA Plan Participants Can Increase Savings Using New Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group Mobile App Built By Nellymoser

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Participants Scan Product Barcodes In Stores With Their iPhone or Android Device To Check If Items Are FSA Eligible.

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The Sentinel mobile companion app delivers valuable benefits information, at the moment participants need it.

A new mobile companion app for financial services built by mobile marketing and technology services company, Nellymoser, Inc., for Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group (SBFG), makes it easy to check the FSA (Flexible Spending Account) reimbursement eligibility of items simply by scanning a product barcode (also called a UPC code) with their iPhone or Android device. SBFG customers can also use their smartphone to view their reimbursement and retirement account balances, from anywhere and at any time. The Sentinel Benefits mobile app is available immediately.

To get started, mobile users download the free Sentinel Benefits mobile companion app from iTunes or Google Play. The app lets participants:

  •     Scan a product barcode to check if an item is FSA eligible
  •     View the FSA eligible expense list
  •     Check balances of reimbursement accounts (FSA, HRA, HSA)
  •     Check balances of retirement accounts (401k)
  •     Contact a Sentinel representative by phone or email

The list of eligible products may surprise people. Under current IRS rules, items including bandages, contact lens solutions, home diagnostic equipment and more are eligible for reimbursement. Participants can easily scan items to find out if they are FSA eligible as they shop, allowing them to make informed decisions about purchases and, ultimately, save more.

“Our mobile employee benefits app is about making it easy and convenient for our customers,” said John Carnevale, President & CEO, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group. “Participants can check the FSA eligibility of products and also check their account balances before they get to the check-out counter. We’re proud to be among the first to launch a mobile technology solution that combines both retirement and health care accounts to our members’ smart phone devices.”

“The Sentinel mobile companion app delivers valuable benefits information, at the moment participants need it,” said John Puterbaugh, CEO of Nellymoser. “It’s an indispensable companion for participants who want to get the most out of their FSA benefits.”

Nellymoser created the Sentinel mobile companion app, including developing the mobile interface and programming the business logic. In addition to mobile companion app development, Nellymoser produces the mobile user experience for its customers’ mobile activated campaigns.

The company’s turnkey mobile solutions include a combination of creative services, campaign programming, site hosting and detailed analytics. Mobile activated campaigns are launched when a user with a mobile device scans a 2D action code, such as a QR code, Microsoft Tag or digital watermark, and may include a variety of user experiences such as product videos, enter-to-win contests, sharing of content via social network, and mobile commerce.

About Nellymoser
Nellymoser Inc. (http://www.nellymoser.com), a mobile marketing and technology services company founded in 2000 and headquartered in Arlington, MA, turns printed action codes (e.g., 2D bar codes, QR codes, Microsoft Tags, SMS) into instant, interactive consumer “engagements” on mobile phones. These range from contests and product videos to interactive multimedia engagements that can be shared on social media (e.g., Facebook, and Twitter) and include e-commerce for instant product purchases. Nellymoser’s customers include leading publishers, advertisers, retailers, and consumer packaged goods companies.

About Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group is a leading employee benefit consulting and administration firm. Our broad range of financial services makes Sentinel Benefits an excellent choice for clients seeking a single resource to manage all of their employee benefits including group insurance brokerage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), COBRA, retirement plan consulting and administration and investment advisory services. Sentinel serves more than 3,000 businesses throughout the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.sentinelgroup.com.

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