It's our birthday! We wanted to take a moment to revisit EverythingBenefits history, share a few recent milestones, and offer a sneak peek of what's coming next. What started out as a small team of technologists camping out in an office with discarded paperwork, turned into a mission to move benefits into the digital realm and transform the benefits experience for all.
How it all started..
Dan, Dmitry and I were subleasing office space from a small brokerage company and exploring potential opportunities. We've been together through several ventures and we were on a mission to find new ideas. Our office space was covered with tons of paper folders from old and current customers. After seeing our broker-neighbors scramble to figure out the handwriting on the 100th? 1000th? enrollment form we realized that there has to be a better way. After many many conversations and doing a ton of research, we knew we wanted to be in the #BenefitsAutomation space to help modernize not just the forms, but the industry overall.
Once we started, there was no turning back. The chart below shows our progress over the last 6 years. What started with just 1 product in 2015, has grown to 10 in 2021. What began with 1 client, has grown to over 11,000.
We're so proud of how far we've come, and so grateful to everyone who helped get us there. And we aren't done yet!
Where we are today..
Despite the many challenges brought on by the pandemic in 2020, our team worked tirelessly to serve our clients and partners. We launched new products, and developed new ways to improve and automate benefits processes, and got even closer to our mission of automating Everything, Benefits.
Over the past year our clientbase expanded to over 11,000 and the number of tech users surpassed the 3,000,000 mark. And our employee footprint continues to expand as well - EverythingBenefits team members can be found in multiple states. We're excited that our solutions are making a difference not only for our direct customers, but also creating competitive advantage and driving additional revenues for our many partners in the Payroll, HCM, PEO, ERP, carrier, and brokerage space :).
Our lineup of products today includes:
- Benefits Enrollment & Management
- COBRA Administration
- Benefits Reconciliation
- ACA Compliance & Reporting
- Carrier Connectivity
- Financial Connectivity
- Billing Consolidation
- Dependent Eligibility Audit
- New Hire Reporting
- Payments and Collections
It goes without saying, we couldn't have done it without our clients and partners. Over the last 6 years, this ecosystem has been our Muse - inspiring new products, suggesting new features, and always keeping us on our toes :).
EverythingBenefits Team - you make everything possible! It's humbling to see commitment to the mission, which starts, first and foremost, with challenging yourself to never stop growing; being open and resilient to new challenges; being thorough and always looking for a better way; and, still, finding the time for those who need it the most.
While our in-person meetings may have been disrupted, we were able to still gather for some really fun and engaging virtual activities as a team. A memorable one was our Virtual Murder Mystery Party where we all got into character and put our detective hats on to guess who the murderer was.
What's coming next...
In the last few years, we've become more vocal in the #HRTech community. We have spoken at a number of HR, technology, and leadership events. We are grateful to have our clients and partners join us to to take the message of benefits automation further - after all it affects every one of us! We need more voices out there to help us all.
This year, we will continue to engage our clients and industry audience. Coming up in April, we are hosting a virtual panel featuring HR leadership spanning the retail, government, technology, and healthcare industries. This will be a valuable thought leadership event for HR professionals to hear from the experts on their learnings from the pandemic and what they are preparing for as we head toward the next normal. We are excited to be facilitating this sharing of insights and critical ideas across industries.
Finally, if our 10 products are an indication, there's a lot more in store! We're continuously working on new features and solutions to continue on our mission of automating Everything, Benefits. Stay tuned for updates. We always welcome feedback and suggestions on what the market needs. Send us a note here.
Thanks for joining us to celebrate our 6th birthday, and being a part of our world!