NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 — Can’t remember what your health insurance co-pay is or what medical services are covered? Unsure if your tetanus shot is up to date?
Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), has launched two first-of-a-kind iPhone applications that let users keep track of health insurance benefits and store key health information that can be accessed on-the-go — often when they need it most — from their iPhone.
With the Benefits Genie Lite application, users can enter their health and insurance benefit information for themselves and family members right into their phone. The application makes it easy to keep track of known allergies, prescribed medications, current vaccinations, health screenings, past and future doctor appointments, appointment reminders, physician contact information, and benefit co-payments and deductibles.
A more extensive version of the application, Benefits Genie, includes a networking feature that helps users share and receive information with those they trust, such as family, friends, and caretakers. In addition to the networking feature, Benefits Genie also includes a benefits dictionary, questions to ask your doctor, health quizzes, healthy recipes, and more. To ensure and protect privacy, both applications require users to enter a personal identification number (PIN).
“Individuals walk into medical facilities everyday without knowing basic information about their insurance coverage,” said Donald Sanford, principal at Buck Consultants. “This application not only puts benefit information at an individual’s fingertips. In an emergency, it can even save a life.”
To view a video about Benefit Genie’s capabilities, click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbxqMzrF688
Benefits Genie and Benefits Genie Lite are available for purchase on the iPhone App Store. Benefits Genie Lite may be purchased for $0.99, and Benefits Genie may be purchased for $4.99. The applications are also being developed for other major smartphone platforms.
About Buck Consultants
Buck Consultants is a leader in human resource and benefits consulting with more than 1,500 professionals worldwide. Founded in 1916 to advise clients in establishing and funding some of the nation’s first public and private retirement programs, Buck is an innovator in the areas of retirement benefits, health and welfare programs, human capital management, compensation, and employee communication. News and other information about Buck Consultants are available at http://www.buckconsultants.com. Buck is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACS, A Xerox Company.
Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 133,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.acs-inc.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.
Ed Gadowski, Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company, +1-201-902-2825, firstname.lastname@example.org
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