Benefitfocus, Inc.
Benefitfocus,Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 03/01/2017 17:27:36)
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Washington, D.C. 20549

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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 *

Holland Mason R Jr
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Chairman of the Bd.
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

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


(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    4418   (1) A $0.00   26955   D    
Common Stock                  2649099   I   By Holland Family Trust   (2)
Common Stock                  5   I   As custodian for minor son  

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         4418      (1) 12/31/2016   Common Stock   4418   $0.00   275   D    
Performance Restricted Stock Units     (3) 2/27/2017     D         275      (3) 12/31/2016   Common Stock   275   $0.00   0   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)  These shares are held in a living trust for the benefit of the reporting person and his spouse. The reporting person shares voting and investment control over these shares.
( 3)  Represents the portion of PRSUs that were forfeited to the Issuer after determining the percentage of PRSUs that vested.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Holland Mason R Jr
Executive Chairman of the Bd.

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

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