A lot of product news landed recently in our mailbox, aimed at retirement, insurance, HR, and other benefits professionals. Here's a sampling, selected because they caught the editor's eye or seemed to offer the potential for intriguing our readers:
Anthem announced Engage, an integrated digital health platform developed with Castlight Health. It offers a personalized member experience by connecting health plan and benefits data with clinical and claims information from health and wellness apps. It helps with health care questions, finding after-hours care, finding information on doctors and hospitals in a member’s network, and more.
Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and AARP launched a free guide called “Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers.” The guide, the human resources industry’s first publication of its kind, contains tools, resources, and guidance to help employers of all sizes create workplace policies to help support employees who are family caregivers.
Advisor Group announced the launch of MyCMO, a multi-channel client communications platform fueled by original content. MyCMO will enable financial advisors affiliated with Advisor Group to plan and execute highly-personalized marketing campaigns to clients and prospects in a scalable and efficient manner through one consolidated, user-friendly website.
DigiPulse launched its Alpha version of the world’s first ‘digital cryptocurrency vault’ which provides an inheritance service for digital and crypto assets. The Alpha preview will give public access to the DigiPulse service, which offers decentralized data storage on the blockchain and enables customers to secure and pass on their digital assets to loved ones.
Medikeeper announced Wellness Challenges, an addition to its population health and wellness management tools that lets administrators launch 50+ off-the-shelf challenges or build custom team or individual challenges. Participants can earn badges, participate in the social network and receive incentives defined by their administrator.
Investoo Group announced a retail investment acquisition, RoboAdvisors.com, marking the company’s expansion into the portfolio management industry. RoboAdvisors.com lets visitors choose the best robo-advisor according to their unique requirements.
PlanSource announced the release of Halley, a solution for HR and payroll/benefits administration. It includes a tool for deducting benefit premiums in payroll systems, a hub for connecting with the company’s partners, reporting and administrative enhancements, and more.
A mobile dental clinic has launched in New Jersey. HENRY The Dentist (HENRY) works with HR professionals to schedule the mobile clinic at company offices, providing employees with access to their in-network dental benefits without them needing to use a half day of PTO.
Redtail Technology, a provider of client relationship management (CRM) solutions for financial services firms, announced Redtail Speak, a compliance-approved, real-time communication platform for financial advisors. Speak lets advisors communicate with clients safely and securely via text messages. Speak can be customized for notifications, messages, invitations, out of office replies, and more.
IBM says it is building an insurance platform on the IBM Cloud that aims to improve new product development, underwriting, and benefits delivery. Built in collaboration with MetLife and Majesco, the platform is designed to help insurers expand access to their products. MetLife will pioneer it, beginning with its small business customers. Upcoming features will include integration with blockchain networks and the option to add regulatory compliance data and third-party software.