NU Online News Service, Sept. 9, 2004, 4:18 p.m. EDT

Benefit Administrative Systems L.L.C., Homewood, Ill., has agreed to buy benefit plan services and technology from Benefit Informatics Inc., Tulsa, Okla.[@@]

Benefit Administrative Systems runs health benefit plans that cover more than 50,000 employees.

The deal includes use of the Web-based Benefit Analyzer tool, which gives employers information about benefit utilization and plan financial performance, and the Web-based Benefit Manager tool, which gives employees access to health and benefit plan information.