King of Prussia, PA, July
18, 2000 America's Choice Healthplans, the first
national online benefits administrator, has joined forces with ScreamingMedia,
an aggregator and e-distributor of digital content on the Web, to make the
America's Choice Healthplans Web site a prime source of health news for its
clients and members. In addition to
delivering daily updates on individual client and member histories, the Web
site will be updated daily with health and healthcare-related news articles
provided by ScreamingMedia beginning on July 18.
ScreamingMedia will provide
America's Choice Healthplans with 125 news articles every month culled from the
providers in its extensive Digital Content Network. America's Choice Healthplans will post the articles in both the
clients' and members' sections of its Web site, as well as posting stories for
the general public on the ACHonline.com home page (www.ACHonline.com).
News stories appearing on the private client
(human resources and benefits administrators) section will be chosen
specifically to update the industry's developments in employee benefits, health
insurance, and pending legislation.
Articles posted in the members' private area will focus on consumer
health issues, including new treatments, discoveries, and nutrition.
“It is important for our clients and members to have
access to the news that affects not only their benefits, but their lives,” says
America's Choice Healthplans CEO Clelland Green. “Our mission at America's Choice Healthplans is to become a total
source for our clients' and members' health and healthcare information
needs. We want them to come to
ACHonline.com not just when they have claims or want to check on their own
benefits histories, but also to use it as a broader utility so they can always
be aware of the health issues affecting them and their families. We are pleased to partner with
ScreamingMedia and have them deliver this content to our users.”
By simply logging onto America's Choice Healthplans'
Web site (http://www.ACHonline.com),
plan members can easily review and monitor claims, employee eligibility, and
locate medical providers nationwide.
Serving more than 60,000 members and 300 client firms, America's Choice
Healthplans enables employees to log on and find participating healthcare
providers, review their claims and eligibility, make dependent status changes
or request additional ID cards, as well as find detailed information regarding
About America's Choice Healthplans
America's Choice Healthplans is the
world's first online third-party benefits administrator to leverage the power
of the Internet to improve employer's efficiencies and provide greater
management control through real-time, online communications. The company's Web site, (www.ACHonline.com) is the only online
resource to provide employers the comprehensive, interactive benefits
information they need to best manage employee benefits programs, as well as
allow their employees to live healthier lives.
For employers, ACHonline.com provides the ability to monitor, review and
alter employee claims and eligibility, as well as generate real-time,
on-the-fly graphical reports they can use to manage their program on a
day-to-day basis. For employees,
ACHonline.com offers the ease and convenience of being able to review claims,
find physicians and health care providers and receive detailed explanations of
their benefits and their plans. America's Choice Healthplans works in
partnership with some of the nation's leading health care providers and offers
a range of benefit programs including health, dental, prescription drug,
vision, life, and disability.
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