Expatriate benefit specialists, JLT Benefit Solutions, plans to roll out more features on its international benefits management system, Benpal.
With the platform now live in different regions around the world, and further expansion in Asia, EMEA and LATAM coming in 2012, BenPal is adding local language facilities.
Duncan Howorth, International Chairman, Employee Benefits at JLT, says: "To complement the international deployment of our BenPal proposition and technology, we have built a new website with local language and content. In this first phase, there are specific sections for the countries where BenPal is now live - UK, Ireland, Brazil and Australia - and we will include more territories as we deliver on our plans for BenPal to be the unifying technology across the JLT International Network of employee benefit consultancies."
Since its launch in the UK in 2009, BenPal now has over 100 clients with recent new appointments coming from outside the UK from companies operating in multiple countries, including Worley Parsons, Hitachi, Equifax. The system forms part of JLT's Employee Benefits International solutions for expatriate workforces.
Duncan Howorth continues: "The relative importance of the core components of a corporate benefits package varies from country to country. Whilst pension schemes are a key focus in the UK, health and risk schemes often have a higher priority elsewhere. A common growing feature is Total Reward Statements. BenPal is built to manage a wide range of benefits, according to each client's requirements in each country. Providing localised content in the new website is appropriate for international companies and supports the in-built flexibility of the BenPal platform itself."
The website provides online access to the BenPal secure site for employees whose companies have selected JLT to manage their benefit programs.
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