ExcellerateHRO Signs Contract With Celanese For Health and Welfare Administration Services
Agreement Enables Celanese Employees To Better Manage Individual Healthcare Needs
PLANO, Texas – ExcellerateHRO today announced it has signed a contract to provide additional Health and Welfare Plan Administration Services to Celanese Corp., a global leader in the chemicals industry. The new services enable Celanese to enhance employee usage of its benefits through improved access to information, communications and understanding of the plans.
Under the agreement, ExcellerateHRO will provide Health and Welfare services for Celanese’s 3,100 employees in the United States. This contract adds to the services ExcellerateHRO already provides to Celanese: Defined Benefit Plan Administration for 30,000 active and retired employees, and Health and Welfare Plan Administration for 10,000 retirees.
“The ability of our employees to be engaged in managing their healthcare needs is a key component of our health and wellness strategy,” said Pat Carroll, Celanese global director of Total Rewards. “Our agreement with ExcellerateHRO ensures our employees will have the right tools at their fingertips to better understand our benefit plans and make smart choices to meet their individual needs. ExcellerateHRO’s comprehensive solution and the speed of implementation were critical in ensuring our success.”
“Clients, such as Celanese, are looking for opportunities to improve their employees’ experience through innovative technology,”p said Chris Rittenmeyer, vice president of ExcellerateHRO. “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Celanese and are committed to delivering the high level of service they expect from us.”
About ExcellerateHRO Benefits Administration Services
ExcellerateHRO Benefits Administration Services are delivered on best-in-class technology and industry best practices for program delivery. ExcellerateHRO provides employers with the data and tools to more effectively align program design and delivery with business needs. ExcellerateHRO enables companies to deliver an enhanced employee experience while achieving a new level of business insight for decision-making and strategic outcomes.
As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese Corporation makes products essential to everyday living. Our products, found in consumer and industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Net sales totaled $6.4 billion in 2007, with over 70% generated outside of North America. Known for operational excellence and execution of its business strategies, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with innovations and best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 8,400 employees worldwide. For more information on Celanese Corporation, please visit the company’s website at www.celanese.com.
ExcellerateHRO is the jointly owned HR Outsourcing business of EDS, an HP company, and Towers Perrin, combining the outsourcing experience of EDS with Towers Perrin’s HR domain expertise. ExcellerateHRO offers a flexible portfolio of HR Outsourcing services on a global basis to mid-size and large employer organizations. The company currently serves more than 400 clients in North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing Benefits, Payroll and other HR Administration services to more than 34 million active and retired employees from its client organizations. Learn more at www.excelleratehro.com.
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