Benefitfocus launches website to provide options for displaced workers

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Benefitfocus launches website to provide options for displaced workers

Technology provider Benefitfocus has announced the next phase of its recently launched “For You” initiative, which supports employers of customers who have lost their jobs due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The company has launched benefitplace.com, a website that allows users to access a variety of affordable individual and family health plans for employees who have been offered COBRA by their employers but are seeking lower-cost alternatives. The site also offers other products and services to support the wellbeing of displaced workers.

“Connecting America’s workforce to the products and services that improve their health and financial wellbeing is at the core of what we do, and this is more relevant today than perhaps any time in the last 50 years,” said Ray August, president and CEO of Benefitfocus. “We are in a period of severe economic crisis, and many workers fear for their continued health and other benefits coverage. With the launch of benefitsplace.com we’re here for our customers’ employees and their families to continue access to affordable and quality options.”

Within Benefitplace, displaced workers can access:

  • Health plans.
  • Supplemental benefits such as dental, vision and accident coverage.
  • Year-round access.
  • Employment resources – access to temporary or freelance employment opportunities with Benefitplace partners and customers.
  • Ability to maintain individual plans regardless of employment status, and stay connected to the prior employer for possible re-hiring when the business climate improves.