benefitexpress October 26, 2017 6 min read

Picwell & benefitexpress Partner - Help Employees Select Best Benefits

Picwell and benefitexpress

Picwell and benefitexpress have announced a strategic partnership aimed at helping employees reduce confusion during enrollment, and choose the best benefits.

Benefits are a valuable addition to your compensation package, but only if participants understand how to fully utilize them. At benefitexpress, we've created communication tools like our Total Compensation Statements to help our clients communicate the value of their benefit offerings. Today, we're announcing the next step with the BeneFITwise Intelligence Guide, our enhanced decision support engine – part of the newest version of our fully outsourced benefits administration platform.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Picwell, the company providing the most advanced predictive recommendation engine for health plan selection, and benefitexpress, a leading provider of benefits administration software to employers, have announced a strategic partnership aimed at helping employees reduce confusion during enrollment, and choose the best benefits. This initiative will enable benefitexpress to offer a new, leading plan selection and decision support experience to their customers, helping their employees find and choose the best benefits within a few easy steps.

Selecting health benefits is a source of considerable confusion due to the complexities associated with insurance. 61% of employees overspend on their health benefits because they choose the wrong benefits (1). Most plan selection and decision support tools are known for their ability to educate consumers and compare options. However, Picwell’s distinct product uses advanced analytics to predict individual risk and costs, account for preferences, and recommend the best health benefits based on the options available.

“The partnership between Picwell and benefitexpress will broaden our reach to employees and improve value for benefitexpress’ customers, ultimately helping more people be confident with the benefits they choose, notes Matthew Sydney, President and CEO of Picwell."

"We have made significant advances to Picwell’s proprietary technology over the last year and believe this partnership with benefitexpress can help further build on our efforts to grow.”

Michael Sternklar, CEO of benefitexpress remarks, "partnering with Picwell allows us to bring a richer experience to employees selecting benefits. We incorporate the artificial intelligence solutions of Picwell to seamlessly guide the enrollment process of benefitexpress. With Picwell, decision support is more than lifestyle driven – it leverages preferences and requirements to bring an objective, well-rounded ranking of available plans to employees – supporting a vision of transforming choice in healthcare.”

The partnership includes the following two main components:

  • Picwell and benefitexpress will collaborate on strategic opportunities to leverage Picwell’s technology and analytics in efforts to continue improving benefitexpress’ customer experience and value to their employer market

About benefitexpress

benefitexpress is a market-leading benefits administration solutions provider with first-class customer service, industry-leading technology and deep domain knowledge.

By offering a SaaS solution that integrates all benefits activity in one centralized platform, benefitexpress provides simplicity to complex plans and offers a custom-made experience that engages and educates employees while offering employers high-touch benefits management that is unmatched in the market.

benefitexpress provides a suite of end-to-end solutions, including benefits enrollment, management and administration, ACA administration, COBRA and direct bill services, reimbursement account administration, carrier bill reconciliation, dependent verification, total compensation statements, and a full-service call center designed to act as an extension of their client’s benefits department.

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About Picwell

Picwell is a healthcare technology company providing leading enterprise solutions to enhance healthcare benefits and improve the consumer experience. Picwell’s flagship offering is a SaaS-based decision support product that uses artificial intelligence to match individuals to the right health benefits during enrollment by predicting future care considerations, estimating out-of-pocket expenses, and accounting for individual preferences. Other solutions support consumerism and high-deductible health plan adoption, consumer engagement, and risk management.