Benefitfocus Unveils Program to Help Brokers and the Employers They Serve Simplify Benefits Management

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Benefitfocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based benefits management software, announced its Preferred Partner Program and Broker Advisory Council. Combined, these programs provide brokers and consultants with the tools and expertise they need to help their clients simplify benefits management. USI Insurance Services, one of the top 10 largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world has joined along with Catholic Mutual Group and Blue Chip Benefits.

"Clients look to us for help with benefits challenges year-round, beyond initial plan set up," said Anne Burkett, USI Insurance Services National Practice Leader, HR Technology. "Technology is a fundamental part of today's benefits programs and partnering with Benefitfocus provides our clients with consumer-friendly tools to manage their benefits plans. It allows us to better partner in our clients' ongoing success and further enhances the USI ONE Advantage platform."

Through the Preferred Partner Program, participating brokers gain access to new tools and insights that improve their ability to support their client base and expand their service offerings. Additionally, they receive dedicated support from Benefitfocus throughout their customers' experience on the Benefitfocus Platform. Brokers in the program also receive preferred access to new Benefitfocus solutions for their clients, access to proprietary platform and market insights and proven playbooks for improving the effectiveness of benefits communications.

"Brokers have been an important partner and member of the Benefitfocus Ecosystem since our founding," said Benefitfocus Co-Founder and CEO Shawn Jenkins. "These new programs strengthen our partnership and provide brokers on the Benefitfocus Platform with the resources they need to acquire, grow and retain clients as benefits become more complex and competition increases."

In addition to the Preferred Partner Program, Benefitfocus' new Broker Advisory Council, launching soon, provides participating brokers with an opportunity to help shape the company's product road map and services.