CHICAGO, IL – October 22, 2014 – ConnectedHealth, the provider of the industry-leading benefits marketplace and personalized shopping platform for employers, health plans and consumers, congratulates its client, Leslie Vander Gheynst, Director of Human Resources at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. who was honored as a “Superstar” by The Institute of Healthcare Consumerism (IHC) for the “Most Effective Implementation of a Private Exchange” in 2014. This award is given annually to forward-thinking professionals who have excelled at implementing solutions for benefit distribution.
Vander Gheynst was nominated based on her commitment to launching a progressive benefits strategy at Keller Williams. Specifically, Vander Gheynst and her team worked with ConnectedHealth to design a co-branded version of ConnectedHealth’s Smart Choices™ Marketplace, called the KW Wellness Benefit Marketplace, which allows Keller Williams’ associates nationwide to easily shop for a full range of medical and ancillary benefits online.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from the IHC for the approach we have developed at Keller Williams to make comprehensive benefit options available to more than 90,000 of our associates,” said Vander Gheynst. “The ConnectedHealth platform has become an integral part of our overarching healthcare strategy and helps drive our company mission of ‘Careers Worth Having, Businesses Worth Owning and Lives Worth Living.’”
For the past several years, the IHC has presented the Superstar Awards to over 60 companies and professionals who inspire consumerism in the healthcare industry. Award recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by the IHC’s editorial team and advisory board in categories such as leadership, plan development and implementation.
“Keller Williams leads the real estate industry by recognizing the advantages of a private exchange, and we’re excited that the IHC is now honoring Keller Williams for their hard work and forward-thinking strategy,” said Joe Donlan, President of ConnectedHealth. “2014 marks the second year in a row that a ConnectedHealth client has been recognized by the IHC for a private exchange implementation strategy, which is a testament to our team’s ability to help businesses offer employees benefit solutions that support healthy, financially secure lives.”
ConnectedHealth provides an easy-to-use ecommerce platform that is also fully integrated with the federal marketplace. The award-winning shopping site helps consumers successfully navigate the new complexities associated with selecting health benefits. With ConnectedHealth, Keller Williams helps its associates not only ensure they are compliant with Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, but gives them the easiest way to choose and enroll in their selected coverage whether they are subsidy-eligible or not.
About Keller Williams Realty
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise company in North America, with approximately 700 offices and more than 90,000 associates around the world. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com). For more information about KWWorldwide, please visit kwworldwide.com.
ConnectedHealth drives corporate growth by making it easy for employees to be healthy and financially secure. Founded by pioneers of the consumer transparency movement, the company’s award-winning consumer-friendly platform delivers innovative benefits strategies while offering consumers the most intuitive shopping platform available. To learn more about how ConnectedHealth is revolutionizing group and individual benefits, visit us at www.ConnectedHealth.com or on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.