Charleston, S.C. – December 4, 2012 – Benefitfocus, the nation’s leading healthcare and benefits technology provider, today announced the opening of its new Design and Engineering Building in Charleston, South Carolina. This expansion reflects an investment that will provide more opportunities for software engineering professionals in the Lowcountry. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, along with other state and local leaders, will be in attendance as members of the community join Benefitfocus for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and reception on Tuesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
“It’s a great day in South Carolina when companies like Benefitfocus expand in our state,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We’re going to celebrate Benefitfocus because they’ve been a partner in strengthening South Carolina’s environment for business development, and they’re going to continue to be.”
Benefitfocus, which also has offices in Greenville, S.C., San Francisco and Tulsa, Okla., is known for its commitment to design and engineering, providing clients with a better way to engage healthcare consumers, educate employees about benefits and simplify the benefits enrollment and management processes. With the tremendous demand for smart, consumer-centric technology in the healthcare industry, investing in the growth of the Benefitfocus engineering team is integral to the company’s mission to help clients create a better way to manage benefits.
“The evolving healthcare market is full of new opportunities, and this one-of-a-kind building is designed to fuel innovative thinking and agility in the development of Benefitfocus technology,” said Don Taylor, Chief Technology Officer at Benefitfocus. “It’s truly the ideal environment to draw out the creativity of our associates as we move into the next generation of our overall platform design and expand our workforce with new engineering talent.”
The contemporary office space provides associates with a collaborative environment, complete with a panoramic view of the Benefitfocus campus on Daniel Island. Full-length windows and lounge areas with plush seating contribute to the ergonomic design of the world-class engineering building. Mobile whiteboards are available to facilitate the frequent brainstorming sessions and impromptu meetings for which the engineers are known, reflecting the collaborative spirit of the Benefitfocus culture.
“Engineering is the epicenter of our company’s culture,” stated Shawn Jenkins, President and CEO of Benefitfocus. “This dedicated workspace is a testament of the appreciation we have for our engineering team and their ability to take visionary ideas and create remarkable products. That’s what keeps Benefitfocus at the forefront of technology.”
Members of the media are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and interested parties may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.