Swift Kennedy Helps Companies with HR & Benefits Administration Members News March 18, 2021 The proliferation of vaccinations and recent easing of restrictions on some Pennsylvania businesses are giving hope to many local employers that they may soon be able to jumpstart their businesses and hire new employees or rehire old ones. However, many business owners have learned a valuable lesson from this crisis – namely, that to operate successfully in a world of unpredictable lockdowns, they need to update their Human Resources and Benefits Administration systems. That is one reason that so many companies are now turning to insurance brokerage firms like Swift Kennedy & Associates to help them streamline their systems and manage HR issues ranging from onboarding and employee education to terminations and COBRA administration. Virtual HR/Benefits Administration Swift Kennedy offers employers a virtual HR/Benefits platform that enables them to hold digital open enrollment meetings and to keep track of how far each employee has advanced in the enrollment process through an enrollment progress dashboard. This system also streamlines a company’s absence management and enhances both its benefit communications and employee education. In addition, employers have access to Swift Kennedy’s benefit support team via webchat, video conference, phone, and email. Employees appreciate the fact that this platform lets them use virtual plan comparison tools when selecting benefit packages and enrolling online. They also like being able to view their benefits digitally 24/7 on both their computers and mobile devices. Swift Kennedy’s other HR/Benefits services include day-to-day benefits administration (including claims assistance, billing support, enrollments, and terminations), COBRA administration, and access to a comprehensive digital library of HR and benefits information. The agency also helps businesses find affordable medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plans, as well as alternative funding options. “We pride ourselves on helping employers manage their HR and Benefit needs from start to finish,” said Jerry Calistri, Swift Kennedy’s President and CEO, who is a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist. Swift Kennedy, which specializes in group employee benefits and senior insurance plans, works with all health insurance carriers in Pennsylvania and has offices in State College, Williamsport, Scranton, DuBois, Johnstown, and Virginia Beach.