Arthur J Gallagher & Co has said that its employee benefit consulting and brokerage operation, Gallagher Benefit Services, has launched a proprietary suite of tools as part of its healthcare reform consulting methodology.

GBS Integrated Benefit Management leverages HCR Planner, APEX.HRM, Financial Outlook interactive tools in a three-step process to manage the financial, strategic and operational impact of healthcare reform to an organization and its employees.

HCR Planner is an interactive tool that enables employers to identify provisions of healthcare reform.

APEX.HRM is a predictive modeling tool that helps organizations understand the financial impact of federally mandated health plan changes to their existing plans.

HCR Financial Outlook is a comprehensive statistical modeling tool that projects the range of financial impact an employer.