Archive for December, 2011
HighRoads’ SPD Portal Also Recognized with Innovator Award
HighRoads, an industry leader in employer health care compliance and benefits management, today announced that its clients, Lara LaRose, Manager of Boeing Health & Productivity Data Management and Amber Minor, Manager of the Boeing Enterprise Service Delivery Management Office for The Boeing Company have been recognized as winners of this year’s “Solutions Superstar 2011” for the Most Innovative Health & Benefits Plan Implementation Award by CDHC Solutions, the official publication of “The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC).”
Each year, the IHC recognizes those who go above and beyond in executing innovative health and benefit management programs, or providing those solutions to organizations. The Boeing Company’s benefits management team demonstrated significant use of technology to automate, standardize, and streamline the reporting of supplier proposals. In addition, Boeing is now able to collect historical data for strategic planning and negotiation. The automation of the proposal reporting process also streamlined the annual renewal updates, reduced reporting variations among suppliers by 70%, and reduced associated consulting fees by 35%.
“By re-evaluating the way Boeing receives, processes and stores its data, the benefits team has effectively leveraged technology to ensure the efficient, accurate and compliant performance of routine administrative tasks,” said Michael Byers, CEO, HighRoads. “This enabled them to re-focus employee resources on strategic initiatives as well as reduce consulting fees. We are very pleased to see them recognized for their exceptional results.”
The Boeing Company joins the growing list of HighRoads customers to be recognized for benefits management innovation, vision and successes. Other HighRoads customers to receive industry awards for their use of innovative benefits management technology include: AT&T, Dell, Hannaford Supermarkets, H-E-B, Kraft Foods, NEEBco, Pitney Bowes, and Staples.
Also recognized in this year’s CDHC Solutions “Solutions Superstars 2011″ is HighRoads’ SPD Portal which received an Innovator Award for a solution provider who was successful in introducing and implementing better innovations in health and benefit solutions for employers and their employees. The HighRoads personalized SPD Portal is an integrated, online employee communications vehicle that immediately presents the most current Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) to employees. With the help of HighRoads, clients are compliantly transitioning to electronic distribution of ERISA documents and notices to abide by increased regulations and to improve employee benefit comprehension. HighRoads’ new SPD Portal offers clients a faster, more cost-effective way to update and communicate critical employee benefits and legislative changes.
More information on The Boeing Company’s recognition and HighRoads’ SPD Portal award from CDHC Solutions can be viewed by visiting: http://theihcc.com/en/publications/superstars.