New BenefitsAnswersNOWTM From CCHKnowledgePoint Is Complete Online Source For Quick, Expert Answers To Benefits Questions

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 29, 2003) – Benefits professionals have a new resource available to them for fast access to straightforward answers to benefits questions. BenefitsAnswersNow TM from CCHKnowledgePoint, a human resources information and solutions provider, offers authoritative guidance in an easy-to-use, Web-based format.

Developed by CCHKnowledgePoint’s benefits specialists, BenefitsAnswersNow provides accurate and up-to-date answers via the Internet to more than 1,250 benefits questions. Focusing specifically on benefits and benefits-related issues, BenefitsAnswersNow provides a depth of benefits coverage not found in other more generalized human resource references. It is designed for benefits professionals working in organizations of all sizes.

"BenefitsAnswersNow can dramatically reduce the amount of time busy benefits professionals spend researching various topics and questions," said Elice Webster, human resources marketing manager. "It can also save them the substantial expense of consulting with outside experts for answers and advice."

Key Features and Benefits of BenefitsAnswersNow

Using CCH’s award-winning Internet platform, BenefitsAnswersNow provides clear answers to benefits questions. Its simple Q&A format and intuitive user interface make the product practical for everyday use.

The topics covered in BenefitsAnswersNow include the following and many more:

  • 401(k) and other retirement benefits
  • Health benefits/COBRA
  • Time off and leave issues
  • Benefits communication
  • Benefits administration
  • Small budget solutions
  • Miscellaneous benefits

In addition to the continually updated questions and answers, in-depth benefits coverage and ease of use, BenefitsAnswersNow also offers the following special features:

  • Benefits News and Trends monthly newsletter, which is e-mailed directly to users and provides information on the latest news and trends in the benefits industry;
  • Sample plans and policies — Customers gain access to hundreds of sample benefits plans and policies they can use to create or modify their own policies;
  • Access to relevant federal employment law and regulations — The complete text of benefits-related federal laws and regulations is available when needed; and
  • Access to state employment laws through HR LegiStateTM (requires additional fee).

"Benefits professionals will find that with BenefitsAnswersNow, they can quickly address the numerous questions they get every day," said Webster. "It offers them the best of both worlds — expert research and advice in a real-world, solutions-based format."

Direct Access to State Employment Law Information

BenefitsAnswersNow is also available with state law information via HR LegiState, a service providing reliable, up-to-the-minute state employment law summaries and analysis organized by jurisdiction and topic. Subscribing to both BenefitsAnswersNow and HR LegiState allows customers to verify that their policies and procedures meet the requirements of the states in which they operate.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order BenefitsAnswersNow, call 1-800-449-9525 or visit the CCH online store at The price for a one-year subscription to BenefitsAnswersNow with two concurrent users is $499.

About CCHKnowledgePoint

The CCHKnowledgePoint brand leverages CCH’s authoritative human resources content and KnowledgePoint’s innovative technology to provide integrated solutions that meet HR professionals and frontline managers’ essential needs. CCH INCORPORATED, a provider of employment law information and software, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America, which acquired KnowledgePoint in 2000. For more information about CCHKnowledgePoint products and services, please visit or call 1-800-339-0104.

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Editor’s Note: Members of the media who would like complimentary review access to BenefitsAnswersNow may contact Sheri Cardo at (800) 727-1133 ext. 1334 or, or Leslie Bonacum at (847) 267-7153 or