December 10, 2013One-in-Four Employees Choose Lower-Priced Health Plan via Private Insurance Exchanges to Decrease Premiums, According to Accenture Research
ARLINGTON, Va; Dec. 10, 2013 – For the millions of U.S. employees starting new health plans on Jan. 1, 2014, new research by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) suggests that as many as one-in-four individuals, who enrolled online through private insurance exchanges, selected lower coverage levels than their employer previously offered to decrease their monthly premiums. And the majority (57 percent) of those who select lower-priced health plans will buy ancillary benefits, such as vision coverage or even pet insurance, using their allocated leftover funds.
December 09, 2013Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services
NEW YORK; Dec. 9, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced that independent analyst firm Gartner Inc. has positioned Accenture in the “Leaders” quadrant in their recent report, "Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services1.”
December 05, 2013Accenture Completes Acquisition of Procurian Inc., Expanding Its Leading Capabilities in Procurement Business Process Outsourcing
NEW YORK; Dec. 5, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Procurian, a leading provider of procurement business process solutions.
December 04, 2013Upwardly Global Teams with Accenture to Launch New Online Employment Training Program
NEW YORK; December 4, 2013 – Upwardly Global (UpGlo) announced today it has launched a new Online Employment Training Program, aimed at helping skilled immigrants rebuild their careers in the United States. The program, developed in part by a grant from Accenture, offers remote access to free interactive trainings on job search skills, resume writing, interviewing and networking and has already provided assistance to 1,000 job seekers. The grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which plans to equip 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
December 04, 2013Accenture Study Finds Innovative Technology and Pricing Options Key to Building Next Generation of Arts Supporters
NEW YORK; Dec. 4, 2013 – In a recent Accenture survey of U.S. consumers, only 35 percent give money to the arts and less than a third are “highly committed” to their local arts organizations. The survey covered consumer attitudes and behaviors in 13 cities with large art communities across the United States. The findings suggest that more pricing options and the convergence of digital technologies to communicate with patrons would increase support for the arts.