New Secova Webinar Offers Solutions, Best Practices in Benefits Administration

Newport Beach, Calif./June 16, 2011 — Secova Inc., a leading provider of Health and Welfare Benefits administration services, will offer solutions to the challenges HR leaders face in the upcoming webinar, “Cost Control and Beyond: The Benefits Administration Challenge.”

The webinar, to be held Wednesday, June 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST, will discuss the difficulties benefits administrators and HR professionals face as they manage and adhere to complex compliance regulations and rapidly shifting benefits programs—particularly in light of health care reform. This can be a daunting task for organizations that are also trying to reduce benefits administration maintenance costs.

Webinar attendees will walk away with an understanding of:
– Top benefits administration concerns for employers today, beyond cost control, including compliance with the Health Care Reform Act
– Employee self-service support models that reduce administrative strain while enhancing service quality
– Dependent eligibility management as a strategy to reduce costs without raising employee contribution levels or slashing benefit programs

Subject matter experts Paula A. Johnston and Chirayu V. Patel will discuss the challenges HR leaders face in administering an efficient benefits system. Together, Johnston and Patel will offer well-architected solutions to help webinar attendees meet their benefit plan cost objectives. They will also offer best practices in performing administrative tasks faster, better and at a lower cost, without sacrificing the employee experience.

Johnston, benefits administration strategist for Secova, has over 15 years of experience in managing employee benefits, claims processing and customer service for Fortune 500 employers. At Secova, Johnston interacts with multiple teams, ensuring a high level of service for her clients. Johnston works extensively with HMP, PPO and National Programs for Active and Retirees. She has the keen ability to deliver targeted savings strategies to her clients ensuring optimal administration and administrative design

Patel, Secova’s senior director of relationship management, has worked in the benefits administration space for over nine years. During that time he has been involved in everything from service delivery to technology development and delivery. He and his team are focused on designing best-in-class benefit administration solutions for employers with complex administration processes. Prior to his current role, he provided technological vision and leadership within Secova’s Technology group. In that role, he was responsible for delivery of the technology platform apparatus used within Secova’s overall services.

Attendees will receive a complimentary 1GB USB flash drive, loaded with Secova’s latest report, “Maximize Your Employee Benefits: Benefits Administration Trends, Strategies and Insights.” Those interested in attending the webinar may register at

About Secova
Secova is a leading Benefits Management Services company that delivers customized “Value-Sourced” solutions designed to enhance services and reduce operating costs. The company’s mission is to help its clients control and drive down the cost of delivering Human Resources & Employee Benefit Services.

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