Trustnode Helps Increase Participation Rates in Voluntary Benefits at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct 02, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
Trustnode today announced that Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
experienced increased participation in two voluntary benefits
offerings using Trustnode's Education and Decision Support products.
Trustnode's cloud-based service features interactive animation and
decision support to help consumers make well-informed choices about
their healthcare benefits and insurance needs.
Trustnode was introduced to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
(MNPS) by Benefit Express to provide school district employees with
Education and Decision Support for an existing long-term disability
plan and a new short-term disability plan being offered during MNPS's
2013 open enrollment. Benefit Express is MNPS's benefits
administration and online enrollment provider. MNPS is ranked among
the top 50 largest school districts in the U.S. with 6,100 employees
across 153 schools.
The Trustnode service supports MNPS's voluntary plan benefits and was
integrated with Benefit Express's online enrollment system to provide
school district employees with a seamless enrollment process. The
combined Trustnode and Benefit Express solution nearly doubled
participation in the long-term disability plan -- resulting in 49%
plan participation -- and achieved 35% participation in the new
short-term disability plan; premium volume increased by approximately
"From the first demo, we were sold on Trustnode's ability to add
value for our carrier partners and employer clients," stated Monica
Hinchey, Benefit Express VP, Client Relations, Marketing and Business
Alliance Manager. "In addition to the engaging user interface, we
were especially impressed with Trustnode's ease of integration and
configurability. Trustnode is simple and easy to implement and
reduces HR benefits communication time and costs. Employees love
Harvey, Trustnode's interactive, animated guide and are more engaged
in the benefit selection process and confident about their choices as
a result. More importantly, as the Metro Nashville deployment
demonstrates, Trustnode delivers high enrollment rates for the
benefit plans it supports. Our partners and clients are delighted
with the results, and so are we," Ms. Hinchey concluded.
"Trustnode continues to demonstrate its ability to increase
participation in benefit plans for companies of all sizes and types,"
stated Kevin Dunn, Trustnode SVP of Strategy and Business
Development. "Clients see the best results when Trustnode's service
is integrated with an employer's existing enrollment environment as
it was with the Benefit Express system at Metro Nashville. We
anticipate even more of these integrated deployments because they
further enhance user experience -- seamless, connected decision
support and enrollment processes -- and promote higher levels of
participation," Mr. Dunn concluded.
Trustnode provides animated Education and Decision
Support products that help individuals and their families navigate
the new era of consumer-driven healthcare. Based on advanced
technology and best-in-class design, Trustnode products provide clear
and reliable information to help consumers make well-informed
decisions about their healthcare benefits and insurance needs.
Trustnode's cloud-based offering delivers an engaging, informative
and relevant experience, and is proven to increase consumer
participation and user satisfaction during the benefits selection
process. For more information, please visit www.trustnode.com.
Robin Schoen Public Relations
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