The Maryland Health Care Commission has picked Benefitfocus.com Inc. to set up a health plan shopping site aimed at Maryland employers with 2 to 50 employees.
Employers will be able to use the Virtual Compare site to compare plan features and costs, contact carriers directly, and search for insurance agents and brokers who have registered to participate in a site directory program, according to Benefitfocus, Charleston, S.C.
In other insurance technology news:
- Transamerica Retirement Services, Los Angeles, a unit of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands, will be formatting part of its site to help retirement plan participants get account information through Apple iPhone telephones and other Apple devices.
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Plan participants can get read-only iPhone access without downloading a special app, Transamerica says.