updated 10/5/2010 9:15:47 AM ET 2010-10-05T13:15:47

NORCROSS, Ga., Oct. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EasyLink Services International Corporation ("EasyLink" or "Company") (Nasdaq:ESIC) ( www.EasyLink.com ), a global provider of comprehensive messaging services and e-commerce solutions, will hold live webinars with featured speakers Robert D. Woods Jr., Chief Marketing Officer at RDW Consulting, and Henry Bayard, Vice President, Finance and Insurance Market Initiatives, at EasyLink Services. Titled "Automating the Claims Process," the webinars will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, with a repeat session on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Free registration to attend the event is available at: http://www.easylink.com/utility/forms/webinars/insurance-industry-webinar-october10-website.php.

In today's budget-conscious and competitive environment, insurance companies require technology solutions that create efficiencies in the claims process. Because fax communication represents such a critical element of the insurance claims process, it is a logical place to consider a solution that increases productivity and improves service levels. 

In exploring claims handling as a highly manual process, speakers will discuss how a cloud-based fax services model can:

  • Eliminate the costs of supporting an internal fax infrastructure
  • Convert claim forms into electronic images
  • Automate the processing of forms-based data into electronic formats for workflow integration
  • Automate claims routing based on rules and tasks
  • Enhance security of private information
  • Generate a rapid ROI

"Replacing manual, paper-based processes with automated business processes is essential to remain competitive in today's insurance market," explained Bayard. "By integrating hosted fax services and electronic data processing into the claims process, insurance companies have increased agent and client satisfaction, and realized significant operational savings in a challenging marketplace."

About the Presenters:

Robert D. Woods Jr. is Chief Marketing Officer of RDW Consulting LLC.  In his current role, Mr. Woods works with leading claims service providers to assist them in developing marketing programs and strategies to increase sales.  His specialty is introducing innovative claims solutions on behalf of his clients to independent insurance agents and their carriers. Mr. Woods has over 33 years of claim experience and has held senior claims leadership roles at both OneBeacon and CNA Insurance companies in Massachusetts. Additionally, Mr. Woods has presented at the ACORD and LOMA conferences.

Henry Bayard is Vice President for the Finance and Insurance Market Initiatives at EasyLink Services Corporation.   In his current role, Mr. Bayard is responsible for new product initiatives specifically directed to the insurance, banking and financial services sectors. Mr. Bayard has over 20 years of practical experience in business messaging.  Additionally, Mr. Bayard is the Chairman of the BAFT-IFSA Supplier Committee.

About EasyLink Services International Corporation

EasyLink Services International Corporation (EasyLink) (Nasdaq:ESIC), headquartered in Norcross, GA, offers a comprehensive portfolio of "any to any" business messaging and transaction services that can bridge the most challenging technology gaps while creating significant cost efficiencies across an organization. From Desktop Fax and Production Messaging to EDI, Managed File Transfer, Document Capture and Management, Secure Messaging and Telex we help companies drive costs out of their operations. With over two decades of servicing customers around the globe, EasyLink has established a proven track record for providing effective, reliable and secure communications. For more information on EasyLink, visit www.easylink.com .

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Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Except for the historical information and discussion contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These and other risk factors are set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and the Company's other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available on a website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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