Benefitfocus, Inc.
Benefitfocus,Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 03/01/2017 17:27:11)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

August Raymond Alexander
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Benefitfocus,Inc. [ BNFT ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
President and COO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

100 BENEFITFOCUS WAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

2/27/2017
(Street)

CHARLESTON, SC 29492
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   2/27/2017     M    7222   (1) A $0.00   205324   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Restricted Stock Units     (1) 2/27/2017     M         7222      (1) 12/31/2016   Common Stock   7222   $0.00   449   D    
Performance Restricted Stock Units     (2) 2/27/2017     D         449      (2) 12/31/2016   Common Stock   449   $0.00   0   D    
Performance Restricted Stock Units     (3)                    (3) 12/31/2017   Common Stock   40000     40000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Shares earned upon the vesting of a percentage of the performance restricted stock units granted to the Reporting Person on March 30, 2016 ("PRSUs"). Each PRSU represented a contingent right to receive one share of Issuer common stock upon the Issuer's achievement of annual revenue goals and non-GAAP net income (loss) goals during the period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
( 2)  Represents the portion of PRSUs that were forfeited to the Issuer after determining the percentage of PRSUs that vested.
( 3)  Each performance restricted stock unit ("PRSU") represents a contingent right to receive one share of Issuer common stock. PRSUs vest upon the achievement of adjusted EBITDA and compounded annual revenue growth rate goals during the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017. Vesting of the target level PRSUs will accelerate upon death or disability in an amount equal to the proportion of days in the performance period worked. Vesting of target PRSUs may also accelerate in certain circumstances if there is a change in control of the Issuer during the performance period.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
August Raymond Alexander
100 BENEFITFOCUS WAY
CHARLESTON, SC 29492


President and COO

Signatures
/s/ Donald R. Reynolds, Attorney-in-Fact 3/1/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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