Helping Companies Navigate Health Care Reform, bswift Outlines Strategies for Employers at Annual Conference : bswift Press Release

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Helping Companies Navigate Health Care Reform, bswift Outlines Strategies for Employers at Annual Conference

CHICAGO, IL — Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Helping corporate executives understand the impact of private and public sector health care reform on companies and preparing them for the future is the goal of bswift's 10th annual conference this week in Chicago.

"Given the uncertain impact of federal and state initiatives, in conjunction with many rapidly changing private sector reforms such as Wellness and Consumerism, companies are desperate for information and insight, so bswift invited expert speakers and leading companies to help employers learn more about how they might navigate health care reform," explains Rich Gallun, CEO of bswift.

bswift, an innovator in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and software solutions for benefits administration, helps companies transform inefficient Human Resources (HR) and benefits administration processes into streamlined, automated solutions for employees and employers. The company is also the technology provider for the Utah Health Exchange, a consumer-centric, employer-financed exchange that is providing an alternative source for employee health coverage in Utah.

In his keynote address to the Conference, former Secretary of Health & Human Services and three-time Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt will outline the national health care landscape and highlight new solutions for alleviating spiraling health care costs, including the Utah Health Exchange.

Several hundred corporate and HR executives are expected to attend the two-day event being held at Chicago's Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel and The Drake Hotel. In addition, more than 700 virtual attendees will sign on Thursday morning for Leavitt's keynote address via a live video Webcast hosted by Employee Benefit News magazine.

Also participating in roundtable discussions and panel presentations during the conference will be Dan Schuyler of the Utah Health Exchange and David Powell, Vice President of Human Resources for APX Alarms, a company with more than 4,000 employees that is participating in a pilot for the Utah Health Exchange.

"Health care often seems a 'losing battle' for employers given the relentless increase in costs and employees' expectations of generous benefits. At first glance, the recently enacted health care reform bill appears to exacerbate employers' challenges with added complexity and compliance requirements, but we believe that there may be a 'silver lining' for employers. The government's efforts and numerous private sector trends such as Wellness and Consumerism are already impacting health care costs and offering employers new arrows for their quivers to turn this 'losing battle' around," concluded Gallun.

For more information about the May 19-20 annual conference or to register, please visit the bswift Web site at

About bswift
bswift is changing the world of benefits administration by combining deep expertise and a passion for technological innovation with a unique consumer-driven approach. Partnering with enterprises nationwide and serving millions of employees, bswift offers cloud-based technology and services for online enrollment, interactive decision support, ACA compliance reporting and employee engagement. bswift also provides access to consumerism, product and consulting solutions needed to build a benefits program specialized for both employers and employees alike. For more information about bswift, an Aetna company, visit


Laura Field