Benefitfocus Recognizes Excellence in Benefits Management at Inaugural Celebrate Community Awards

Benefits community honors leaders in customer excellence, innovation and thought leadership at One Place 2016

Charleston, S.C. – March 11, 2016 –  Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits management software, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Celebrate Community Awards, recognizing companies that harness the BENEFITFOCUS® Platform to transform the benefits experience for their employees and consumers. The Benefitfocus customer community selected one employer and one insurance carrier recipient for each of five award categories including: Design Innovation, Technology Excellence, Outstanding Communication, Benefitfocus Community Leadership and Giving Is Good.

“I want to extend my warmest congratulations to the inaugural Benefitfocus Celebrate Community award recipients and finalists,” said Benefitfocus President and Chief Operating Officer Ray August. “At Benefitfocus, customers are at the heart of everything we do. Their commitment to improving benefits strategies is what keeps us motivated and driven to deliver the most trusted enterprise benefits management platform in the world. We thank everyone who participated in this year’s awards and look forward to seeing the amazing innovations the Benefitfocus community has in store for next year.”

Celebrate Community Awards recipients were recognized on stage during BENEFITFOCUS® One Place 2016, the company’s sixth annual user conference. Visit Benefitfocus One Place to see the list of award recipients.

About Benefitfocus

Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) provides a leading cloud-based benefits management platform that simplifies how organizations and individuals shop for, enroll in, manage and exchange benefits. Every day leading employers, insurance companies and millions of consumers rely on our platform to manage, scale and exchange benefits data seamlessly. In an increasingly complex benefits landscape, we bring order to chaos so our clients and their employees have access to better information, make better decisions and lead better lives. Learn more at, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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