iPhone App Keeps Track of Health and Benefit Info

November 30, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Buck Consultants has launched two iPhone applications that let users keep track of health insurance benefits and store key health information that can be accessed from their iPhone.

With the Benefits Genie Lite application, users can enter their health and insurance benefit information for themselves and family members into their phone. According to a press release, the application makes it easy to keep track of known allergies, prescribed medications, current vaccinations, health screenings, past and future doctor appointments, appointment reminders, physician contact information, and benefit co-payments and deductibles.   

A more extensive version of the application, Benefits Genie, includes a networking feature that helps users share and receive information with those they trust, such as family, friends, and caretakers. In addition to the networking feature, Benefits Genie also includes a benefits dictionary, questions to ask your doctor, health quizzes, healthy recipes, and more, the announcement said.   

To ensure privacy, both applications require users to enter a personal identification number (PIN).   

To view a video about Benefit Genie’s capabilities, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbxqMzrF688.