BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2016) - Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced the launch of its new qualifying program to help clients easily understand the strengths and weaknesses of HR technology offerings on the market and help them decipher which ones are best suited to their needs and business goals.

The current proliferation of integrated technology platforms promising to simplify Affordable Care Act compliance, employee benefits administration and payroll management, presents a daunting landscape for companies seeking to drive efficiency without compromising the execution of this important decision. The Risk Strategies program helps clients cut through the confusion by quantifying capabilities of participating technologies so their relative merits can be better understood.

"Like so many aspects of business today, technology is transforming the way employee benefits are managed," said Inge Peters, director of human resources with Bridgewell, a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in Lynnfield, MA providing residential services, employment services, and clinical services to individuals with disabilities and other life challenges. "Risk Strategies' benefits technology group knows the market. Their guidance made selecting the right technology, as well as implementing and managing it, simple and cost effective."

As one of the country's top specialist brokerages for employee benefits planning and administration, Risk Strategies has years of hands-on experience helping clients assess, select, implement and use technology systems for managing human resource functions. The newly announced qualification program captures years of experience in a repeatable evaluation process that verifies a range of specific capabilities and attributes important to smooth integration, high user adoption rates, efficient operation and real-world value, including:

  • Architecture and security
  • Key functionality
  • Service, support and training
  • In-depth, per-module or package comparative pricing assessment

Using this qualification process, Risk Strategies' Employee Benefits Group regularly evaluates new technology entrants, as well as re-evaluates existing offerings that have received significant enhancements.

"Turning the promise of technology into operational reality is a confusing, frustrating and drawn-out affair for organizations acting on their own," said John Greenbaum, Risk Strategies Employee Benefits practice lead. "This qualification program makes it simple to create a short list of offerings that can do the job and are a good fit for a client's specific situation."

The qualification program allows Risk Strategies' Employee Benefits Group to confidently endorse and recommend technologies best suited to a client's specific characteristics including size of enterprise, complexity of benefits plans and readiness of their workforce to adopt technology, among others.

About Risk Strategies Company

Risk Strategies Company is a privately held, national firm with offices across the country. As a leading U.S. insurance broker, the company offers sophisticated risk management advice and insurance placement for property & casualty, healthcare and employee benefits risks. Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, non-profits, public entities and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Ranked in the top 25 brokers in the country, the company has offices in more than 28 locations including Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York City; San Francisco; Atlanta, GA; Portsmouth, N.H.; Providence, R.I.; Long Island, NY; Teaneck, N.J.; Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Irvine, CA.; and Sacramento, CA.