MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) -


Workscape, Inc., a leading provider of outsourced benefits and talent management solutions, will host a Webcast presented by Marie Armenio, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)


Will present "The Obama Healthcare Agenda: What it Means for Benefits Professionals," a one-hour Webcast providing business insight on the proposed Affordable Health Choices Act.


"The Obama Healthcare Agenda: What it Means for Benefits Professionals" will be broadcast Thursday, August 6, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.


For more information or to register for this event, please visit


In the past ten years, healthcare costs have nearly doubled and these rapidly escalating expenses are crushing both individuals and businesses. The current U.S. administration has made healthcare reform a priority and -- despite shifting timelines and conflicting opinions -- the administration is determined to make some substantial changes. It is imperative for benefits professionals to provide business insight and perspective on the proposed health care changes to their organization. However, talk of reform is often polarizing and emotional, making it difficult for benefits professionals to determine how the Affordable Health Choices Act will impact them, their organizations and their employees.

During this Webcast, Armenio, who has 25 years of HR experience, will offer an up-to-the-minute perspective on how the proposed healthcare plan will directly impact how companies will provide and deliver benefits to their employees. She will discuss the historical perspective of healthcare reform, including Clinton's 1993 Health Recovery Act, and why healthcare is such an issue today. She will present details of the Affordable Health Choices Act, the administration's guiding principles for the legislation and the changes being recommended by the legislative committee to ensure the bill will pass. Most importantly, she will detail the challenges HR professionals and their businesses are expected to face as the plan develops.

About Workscape

Workscape is unique in its ability and demonstrated domain expertise in addressing the talent management, benefits administration and employee communication challenges of hundreds of organizations and millions of workers across the country and across the globe. For the past decade, Workscape has been delivering Web-based software and services that are proven to help organizations reduce healthcare costs, improve adherence to compensation budgets and ensure alignment between employee activities and corporate goals. As a result, our employee-centric approach has consistently helped organizations to achieve the highest return on their greatest workforce expenditures: healthcare benefits and employee compensation. For more information about Workscape, visit or call 888-605-9620.