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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Saves Nearly a Half-Million Dollars with a Microsoft Partner Compensation Management Solution
Date:11/19/2008

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In addition, VUE Compensation Management has created a single data store for all broker information and has facilitated BCBSVT to disburse 85 percent of broker payments electronically. By next quarter, BCBSVT expects to process 50 percent of the commission statements electronically. The time spent processing commissions has gone from 65 hours per month to only six, and as the organization continues to go paperless, it expects further savings.

Based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, VUE Compensation Management has delivered a solid platform to streamline BCBSVT's complex commission and incentive programs. The solution integrates with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, a scalable and highly secure database providing the capabilities needed to store and access large volumes of data present in BCBSVT's commission and incentive programs. BCBSVT utilizes SQL Server Reporting Services to provide comprehensive reporting and the intelligence needed to efficiently run their organization.

"Processing broker commissions in a favorable way is one of the biggest challenges plaguing the payer industry today," said Dennis Schmuland, U.S. health plan industry solutions director at Microsoft. "The implementation of VUE Compensation Management exemplifies the need for health payers to drive out administrative inefficiencies to free up the capital needed to focus on what the market is demanding: healthier members, affordable care that's consistently high-quality, and a first-class customer experience."

"We're very proud of the results we've delivered with the BCBSVT project," said Stephen Bruno, president and chief executive officer of CSSI. "Its story underscores the operational challenges of commissions and incentives inherent in the health insurance market. Since insurance is our focus, we were able to bring business expertise and deep technical knowledge to secure a successful deployment. As a result of VU
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