CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, today announced the finalists for the 5th annual Celebrate Community Awards. Thirty-three customers and partners were chosen in seven award categories, based on the results they have achieved while working with Benefitfocus.
The winners are companies with a holistic benefits management approach spanning education and decision-enablement, data-driven plan design and personalized options, and technology that simplifies the enrollment and access of benefits. Voting to choose winners is underway and ends on Feb. 14. The results of that voting and the selected honorees will be announced during One Place® 2020, Benefitfocus' annual benefits technology and business conference to be held March 17-19 in Charleston, SC.
"These awards serve as a wonderful validation for the great working relationship we have with our customers and partners and the amazing results we have achieved together, living up to our goal to improve the lives of millions of people within our ecosystem," said Ray August, Benefitfocus' President and CEO. "We're especially proud to be able to salute finalists from such a wide spectrum of business sectors and from all parts of the country. We thank them for choosing to work with us and we look forward to expanding those relationships in the future."
About the Celebrate Community Awards
Benefitfocus honors its customers and partners for their success in transforming the benefits experience by working with Benefitfocus via seven categories:
- Outstanding Communication recognizes customers and partners who utilize the BENEFITFOCUS® Marketplace to promote personalized communication tools to drive benefits education, corporate awareness and employee engagement. This year's finalists are: Allstate Benefits; the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Clerk of Court; Schwan's Company; and the University of Texas System.
- Innovation in Benefits recognizes employers, their advisors and insurance carriers who work together to protect the health, wealth and lifestyle of today's consumers through innovative benefits offerings and plan design. Finalists: the Connecticut Business & Industry Association; HealthSherpa; MetLife; Natalist; and ResourceOne.
- Benefitfocus Community Leadership recognizes exceptional leadership for Benefitfocus community members who take initiative to share their industry knowledge and experience to support advancement of the overall community. Finalists: Aon; Assurance; Amerigas; Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina; and NetJets.
- Technology Excellence recognizes organizations that create or implement products and services to reduce administrative costs, establish efficiencies and implement strategies to achieve important corporate goals. Finalists: Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield; Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting; Benefit Administrative Systems; Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Clerk of Court.
- Giving is Good celebrates organizations that promote charitable and volunteer programs to engage their workforce and make a difference in their community. Finalists: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana; HMSA; Optima Health; Premera Blue Cross; and Transamerica.
- Employee Well-Being recognizes customers and partners who initiate corporate programs to promote employee wellness through learning opportunities, health work environments, unique policies and more. Finalists: Aetna; Happify; Kindred at Home; Oxford Health Plan; and Wellbeats.
- Commitment to World Class Data recognizes Community members who are committed to transforming the benefits industry's data standard by partnering with Benefitfocus to drive data accuracy, timeliness and visibility and increasing our collective ability to make data-driven decisions. Finalists: Acuity Brands; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska; Consociate Health; Gesinger Health Plan; and NC State Health Plan.
About One Place
One Place is where forward-looking HR and benefits leaders, advisors, insurance executives and technology providers come together to network, learn and strive to transform the benefits industry. The conference's programming explores new strategies to navigate the future of health care and the technology advancements most likely to disrupt the industry. Attendees will learn about the latest solutions designed to keep them ahead of consumer demands and other emerging trends impacting their business.
One Place will be held at the Gaillard Center, a world-class performance hall and venue space located in Charleston's historic district.
Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire U.S. benefits industry on a single technology platform to protect consumers' health, wealth, property and lifestyle. Our powerful cloud-based software, data-driven insights and thoughtfully designed services, enable employers, insurance brokers, carriers and suppliers to simplify the complexity of benefits administration and deliver a world-class benefits experience. Learn more at www.benefitfocus.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results or performance might differ materially from those explicit or implicit in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: our ability to compete effectively; the need to innovate and provide useful products and services; the immature and volatile nature of the market for our products and services; management of growth; our ability to maintain our culture and recruit and retain qualified personnel; risks related to changing healthcare and other applicable regulations; privacy; security and other risks associated with our business; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in our SEC filings, copies of which are available free of charge within the Investor Relations section of the Benefitfocus website at http://investor.benefitfocus.com/sec-filings or upon request from our investor relations department. Benefitfocus assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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