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HighRoads Turns to Ping Identity for Trusted Cloud Identity Management

Ping Identity®, The Cloud Identity Security Leader™, today announced that HighRoads, the industry leader in employer health care compliance and benefits communications management, has selected PingFederate® to provide its customers single sign-on (SSO) to its solutions, including HighRoads’ employee-facing portal for up-to-date health plan information. HighRoads helps employers manage their benefits and compliance through a Web-based solution, and sought a commercial SSO solution with brand recognition, one that is secure and robust. The answer: Ping Identity.

“Our customers face stringent federal and state regulations, so there is always extensive security analysis throughout the deployment process. To provide the most advanced solutions for our customers, HighRoads uses proven, best-of-breed technology,” said Vikki Kolbe, senior vice president of development and delivery for HighRoads. “When customers learn that we leverage Ping Identity’s SSO technology to power our solutions, it expedites the decision process because they know and trust the Ping brand.”

To help clients comply with federal regulations governing the communication of SPDs (Summary Plan Description) and the new SBCs (Summary of Benefits and Coverage), HighRoads offers a searchable online portal for employees, as well as the first-of-its-kind smart phone app that allows employers to provide SBC materials to plan participants on a mobile device. Both the portal and mobile app required a commercial single sign-on component.

“Our customers’ employees were already familiar with an SSO experience and wanted to extend that experience when using our HighRoads online portal and mobile app,” said Kolbe.

“We chose Ping Identity because it is an SSO solution that our employer customers trust. Ping Identity helps enable HighRoads’ customers to be in compliance with federal regulations governing the up-to-date communication of plan information,” added Kolbe. “It is one of the pieces we needed to be a complete communications solution.”

About Ping Identity | The Cloud Identity Security Leader

Ping Identity provides cloud identity security solutions to more than 800 of the world's largest companies, government organizations and cloud businesses. With a 99% customer satisfaction rating, Ping Identity empowers 45 of the Fortune 100 to secure hundreds of millions of employees, customers, consumers and partners using secure, open standards like SAML, OpenID and OAuth. Businesses that depend on the Cloud rely on Ping Identity to deliver simple, proven and secure cloud identity management through single sign-on, federated identity management, mobile identity security, API security, social media integration, and centralized access control. Visit pingidentity.com for more information.

About HighRoads

The world’s leading employers choose HighRoads to gain complete control over their health care costs and compliance. HighRoads’ SaaS-based solutions provide employers with complete benefits management capability, including benefits plan information and pricing, competitive benefits benchmarks, and compliance management. The privately held company is headquartered in Woburn, MA. For more information, visit www.HighRoads.com.

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