Enwisen Uses Web 2,0 to Enhance New Version of Its Medical Cost Estimator

Released on: September 19, 2008, 2:43 am

Press Release Author: George Scifo

Industry: Human Resources

Press Release Summary: Innovative Decision Support Tool Leverages Web 2.0 to
Help Employees Determine Best
Healthcare Options

Press Release Body: NOVATO, Calif. (September 17, 2008) Enwisen, the leader in
next-generation workforce communications solutions that enable HR transformation,
today announced the version 2.0 release of its innovative Medical Cost Estimator, a
component of Enwisens AnswerSource Benefits Decision Support suite. AnswerSource
Medical Cost Estimator leverages Web 2.0 standards to provide innovative
enhancements to help employees model costs based on their familys particular
healthcare requirements to better understand plan options and select the plan that
best fits their specific family needs.

The AnswerSource Medical Cost Estimator 2.0, available September 15, 2008, (get a
sneak peek at http://tinyurl.com/6bosvd) includes the following important

Ability to save a medical cost model before leaving the calculator tool, allowing
users to preserve all modeling components and continue modifying their model after
they return to the estimator for example, to discuss options at home with a spouse
or partner.

Users now get a comprehensive representation of their relevant cost models by
exposing both adjusted as well as unadjusted costs. Adjusted costs now include
various plan and contribution logistics such as employer contributions, HSA and FSA.

Users can model the impact of HSA and FSA contributions by specifying their actual
contribution amounts directly within the estimator interface.

New ability to edit per-unit service costs allows users to personalize the medical
cost model to their specific service costs.

A newly available summary plan view brings all important cost components for a
specific plan into one view, with adjusted and unadjusted cost details, as well as
granular parameters related to the medical services used per family member within
that plan.

Help content has been enhanced to provide a more in-depth guide to the wealth of
newly available features.
We believe that the interactivity and personalization associated with Web 2.0
tools, combined with a powerful computation engine and knowledgebase, makes this the
best tool for benefit modeling on the market today, said Maksim Ovsyannikov,
Enwisens vice president of product strategy.
AnswerSource Medical Cost Estimator 2.0 is another example of our commitment to
leverage next-generation technology to bring workforce communications to a new level
allowing employers to meet the needs of a multi-generational workforce with the
types of personalized, innovative and interactive tools theyve come to expect from
popular internet sites.

About Enwisen
Enwisen delivers technology that helps employers leverage the web to communicate
with their workforce. Its AnswerSource Workforce Portal a suite of on-demand,
personalized and searchable communications applications engages new hires with a
personalized onboarding experience, promotes informed benefits consumerism and
improves employee service and communication via more effective, self-service portal
and shared-services environments. AnswerSource is rapidly deployed and fully hosted
and maintained by Enwisen. It allows employers to dramatically improve the employee
experience by making must do workforce communications for all phases of the
employee life cycle more effective, more strategic and less costly. AnswerSource
has produced measurable ROI for hundreds of customers like Yahoo!, Memorial Health
Care, State of Montana, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Nissan North America, W.L.
Gore & Associates and Hannaford Bros. Co. www.enwisen.com.

Media Contact:
Jeanne Achille
The Devon Group
(732) 706-0123, ext. 11

Web Site: http://www.enwisen.com

Contact Details: Enwisen, Inc.
7250 Redwood Blvd., Suite 109
Novato, CA 94945

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