Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, has partnered with HealthTap to make it easier for employers, carriers, brokers and consumers to add virtual health care services to their benefits packages. BENEFITFOCUS® Platform users will be able to select HealthTap on the same platform that they use to enroll in their traditional benefits via a Benefitfocus voluntary benefit exchange and consultation solution – Benefitstore. Benefitfocus announced the addition of Benefitstore to BENEFITFOCUS® Marketplace at its One Place 2015 conference in March, and designed Benefitstore to help make it easier to integrate supplemental benefits options into comprehensive plans with the support of a dedicated voluntary benefits team.
HealthTap is a digital health hub that provides millions of people everywhere with 24/7 immediate access to personalized, doctor-curated medical knowledge and high-quality care.
Insurance agents and financial advisors now have all the benefits of a full-service marketing team at their fingertips, for a fraction of the cost. The nonprofit organization Life Happens announced the launch of Life Happens ProSM, a new self-service, online solution that offers insurance agents and financial advisors a simple and cost-effective way to access, embed and distribute best-in-class insurance marketing resources to empower their business. For the first time, agents and advisors have the ability to use Life Happens’ full suite of educational insurance content, along with some brand-new features. They can now personalize digital flyers and brochures with their own contact information and company branding, as well as download, email, share and embed digital content such as videos, social-media assets, online calculators and others tools to support their own marketing and client outreach efforts, directly from a secure website. Life Happens Pro is currently available for a 30-day free trial period here.
Sarah Bernard, a pop culture diva, is omnipresent on talk show TV. There is nothing she is afraid to tackle, from Hugh Grant’s tabloid troubles to busting beauty myths with Hoda and Kourtney on the Today Show. Now, Bernard is taking on perhaps her greatest challenge: moderating a panel of financial experts who answer questions about retirement savings from participants in MassMutual’s 401(k) and other retirement savings plans. It’s part of a new program, MassMutual RetireSMARTFAQSM, where retirement plan savers can submit questions about retirement planning topics during educational webinars or online at RetireSMARTFAQ.com. The questions are then answered by personal finance and other financial experts. MassMutual annually hosts a series of educational webinars on retirement planning that typically attract thousands of retirement plan participants. One in five webinar attendees on average increase their contributions to their retirement savings plan and scores ask questions about retirement savings and planning, according to MassMutual’s 2014 retirement plan participant surveys. Anyone can watch a recording of the webinar at www.retiresmartseminars.com.
PlanSource® Inc., a provider of cloud-based health exchange and benefits engagement technology, announced that it has added MetLife®, a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management, to its distribution platform for employee benefits. PlanSource now distributes MetLife’s portfolio of products through its highly-configurable benefits engagement system, which can be administered by employers or configured as a public or private exchange using PlanSource OneMarket. Launched in 2014, PlanSource OneMarket provides standard benefit products and services from leading insurance companies in a marketplace where employees can shop for benefits in the same consumer- friendly way they shop for other products online.
The Holistic Advisor Academy is a 1.5-day educational event designed for advisors who want to grow, automate and enhance their advisory firm to provide holistic service to their clients, but who lack the turnkey processes and systems to get their business to the next level. Processes are most applicable for advisors with more than five years of experience in the insurance and/or financial advisory industry earning $250,000 or more per year in gross revenue. The event will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, at The Ritz Carlton, August 12 – 13. For more information about Holistic Advisor Academy and to register for this event, please visit C2PEvents.com.