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TASC’s Claim ConneX Adds Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

TASC’s innovative Claim ConneX feature has expanded its reach again by adding this carrier!

Madison, Wis. (December 28, 2012) – TASC, a national leader in employee benefit plans administration, has established a claim feed connection with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Every week more and more insurance carriers are getting on board with DirectPay’s great Claim ConneX option!

Claim ConneX simplifies the employee benefits claim process, making life easier for employers and their employees. Using state-of-the-art technology, Claim ConneX allows employers to take advantage of instant carrier file transmissions. This process provides higher quality service with less chance for errors and communication breakdown. With a DirectPay Plan, also known as a Health Reimbursement Arrangement, employers control the cost of their employee benefits and encourage employees to spend wisely on their medical care. All employer contributions to the Plan are tax deductible to the employer and are tax-free to the employee. 

Some of the insurance carriers already connected to Claim ConneX include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas, Massachusetts, and Texas, Coventry-Group Health Plan, Health Plus of Michigan, Iowa Health Systems, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Physicians Plus Insurance Corp, and United Health Care of River Valley.

TASC’s Claim ConneX Adds Guardian Life Insurance Company

TASC’s innovative Claim ConneX feature has expanded its reach again by adding this carrier!

Madison, Wis. (December 14, 2012) – TASC has established a claim feed connection with Guardian Life Insurance Company of New York, New York. Every week more and more insurance carriers are getting on board with DirectPay’s great Claim ConneX option!

Claim ConneX simplifies the employee benefits claim process, making life easier for employers and their employees.  Using state-of-the-art technology, Claim ConneX allows employers to take advantage of instant carrier file transmissions. This process provides higher quality service with less chance for errors and communication breakdown.  With a DirectPay Plan, also known as a Health Reimbursement Arrangement, employers control the cost of their employee benefits and encourage employees to spend wisely on their medical care. All employer contributions to the Plan are tax deductible to the employer and are tax-free to the employee. 

Some of the insurance carriers already connected to Claim ConneX include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas, Massachusetts, and Texas, Coventry-Group Health Plan, Health Plus of Michigan, Iowa Health Systems, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Physicians Plus Insurance Corp, and United Health Care of River Valley.

Benesyst Partners with TASC

TASC and Benesyst have joined forces and combined will provide a broader range of services to any size employer anywhere in the country!

Madison, Wis. (November 27, 2012) – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), a provider of tax-advantaged medical and other benefit account management services, announces that Benesyst has become a Division of TASC with primary focus in large national accounts. With locations in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and more than 80 employees, TASC immediately increases its capabilities and capacities including Benesyst’s technology team and data center.

By joining forces with TASC, Benesyst preserves its culture of performance and service excellence, while gaining scale-based advantages of a national organization with nearly 700 employees in 60 locations. As a Division of TASC, Benesyst’s distribution network will have access to a strong portfolio of services for small and mid-market employers. TASC will have new products to bring to its established customer base in all size markets, including BeneScholar™ Online Educational Expense Reimbursement program; BeneSmart® Online Enrollment and Eligibility platform; and Wellness Rewards Administration services.

Benesyst’s Chief Executive Officer Rob Contin cited TASC’s extensive use of technology and the broad range of services the two companies can offer. “This merger increases our ability to provide industry-leading services to the national accounts marketplace and enhances our ability to fund, execute, and deliver joint technologies that position employers for upcoming changes in the business and legislative environments,” says Contin. “Benesyst and TASC combined will provide a broader range of services to virtually any size employer.”

TASC’s Claim ConneX Adds Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas 

Madison, Wis. (November 19, 2012) – TASC has established a claim feed connection with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Richardson, Texas.  Every week more and more insurance carriers are getting on board with DirectPay’s great Claim ConneX option!

Claim ConneX simplifies the employee benefits claim process, making life easier for employers and their employees. Using state-of-the-art technology, Claim ConneX allows employers to take advantage of instant carrier file transmissions. This process provides higher quality service with less chance for errors and communication breakdown. With a DirectPay Plan, also known as a Health Reimbursement Arrangement, employers control the cost of their employee benefits and encourage employees to spend wisely on their medical care. All employer contributions to the Plan are tax deductible to the employer and are tax-free to the employee. 

Some of the insurance carriers already connected to Claim ConneX include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dayspring Dental Plan, and Coventry Insurance Corporation.

TASC Honored by the United Way

MADISON, Wis. (November 16, 2012) – TASC was honored by the United Way for its recent fundraising success. In 2012, TASC donated $151,833 to the United Way of Dane County, of which $130,833 came in pledges, and $21,000 was raised through a variety of fundraising events. TASC received a Best Practices Award for executing all of the Best Practices strategies and having an overall increase in giving, a Gold Award for averaging between $150-249 per employee, and a Red Feather Award for having the largest dollar increase in employee giving.

TASC continues to provide Section 125 Cafeteria Plan services to the United Way of Dane County agencies.  Through its FlexSystem division, TASC provides the Agencies with a $600 annual credit toward their FlexSystem administrative fees and waives the enrollment fee. (This makes the service free for groups with 15 or fewer eligible employees.) As part of TASC’s volunteering program, a TASC employee serves as the account executive for the participating United Way Agencies.

FlexSystem is based on Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code and allows employees to pay certain expenses (such as health insurance, medical expenses and daycare) with pre-tax dollars. The employees benefit from an increase in take home pay, thereby boosting the Agency’s ability to attract and retain quality employees. Meanwhile, the Agency saves payroll taxes for every dollar run through the Plan. 

TASC’s Founder Don Rashke Passes

Madison, Wis. (October 3, 2012) – TASC, a national leader in employee benefit plans administration announces that its founder and former Chairman of the Board Don Rashke, age 80, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012, in Houston, Texas. Don was born February 3, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Guy and Angeline (Luksich) Rashke.

After stints in the Navy, as a printer for the Milwaukee Journal newspaper, and as a dairy farmer, Don joined Aetna as an insurance agent in 1975. After discovering a seldom used section of the tax code (allows sole proprietors to deduct all of their medical expenses), Don developed AgriPlan and BizPlan, two services that provided much need tax savings to hundreds of thousands of family farmers and small business owners nationwide. In just the last ten years, AgriPlan and BizPlan have saved these small business owners collectively over one billion dollars.

After moving to Madison, Wisconsin and changing the name of his company to Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC), Don divested the company of all insurance holdings. Concentrating solely on developing and marketing employee benefits accounts, TASC became the largest, privately held third-party administrator in the country. Don retired from TASC in 1996, but remained the company’s Chairman of the Board for another 16 years. After retirement, Don moved to Houston, Texas where he was active in local community theater.

Don is survived by his wife Patricia, six children, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, numerous step children, step-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild.

TASC’s Claim ConneX Adds Coventry of Missouri

TASC’s innovative Claim ConneX feature has expanded its reach again by adding this carrier!

Madison, Wis. (Sept. 20, 2012) – TASC, a national leader in employee benefit plans administration has established a claim feed connections with Coventry of Missouri of St. Louis, Missouri.  Every week more and more insurance carriers are getting on board with DirectPay’s great Claim ConneX option!

Claim ConneX simplifies the employee benefits claim process, making life easier for employers and their employees.  Using state-of-the-art technology, Claim ConneX allows employers to take advantage of instant carrier file transmissions. This process provides higher quality service with less chance for errors and communication breakdown.  With a DirectPay Plan, also known as a Health Reimbursement Arrangement, employers control the cost of their employee benefits and encourage employees to spend wisely on their medical care. All employer contributions to the Plan are tax deductible to the employer and are tax-free to the employee. 

Some of the insurance carriers already connected to Claim ConneX include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dayspring Dental Plan, and Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation.

Claim ConneX Adds New Carriers

TASC’s innovative Claim ConneX feature has expanded its reach again by adding these latest carriers!

Madison, Wis. (July 17, 2012) – TASC, a national leader in employee benefit plans administration, has established a claim feed connection with Health Plus of Michigan and Iowa Health Systems of Des Moines, Iowa.  Every week more and more insurance carriers are getting on board with DirectPay’s great Claim ConneX option!

Claim ConneX simplifies the employee benefits claim process, making life easier for employers and their employees.  Using state-of-the-art technology, Claim ConneX allows employers to take advantage of instant carrier file transmissions. This process provides higher quality service with less chance for errors and communication breakdown.  With a DirectPay Plan, also known as a Health Reimbursement Arrangement, employers control the cost of their employee benefits and encourage employees to spend wisely on their medical care. All employer contributions to the Plan are tax deductible to the employer and are tax-free to the employee. 

The addition of  makes this convenient, secure and safe service available to more employers and employees.

Some of the insurance carriers already connected to Claim ConneX include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,  Group Health Plan: Coventry Health Care Plan, and Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation.

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