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Nov 25, 2019

Benefitfocus Awarded the 2019 Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award

One of two companies recognized by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, announced today it has been chosen as the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce 2019 winner for the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award in the Medium-Large Employer Category.

Liz Lohr, Director, HR Recruiting, Benefitfocus, addresses attendees while accepting the 2019 Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award for Benefitfocus in the Medium-Large Employer Category from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, at the Chamber’s Annual Summit, at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms. *Photo courtesy South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

The Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award recognizes companies for their significant contributions to advancement of South Carolina through diversity initiatives and inclusion efforts. Criteria for judging is based on diversity initiatives, effectiveness and the applicability and replicability of programs.

"At Benefitfocus, diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our DNA," said President and CEO Ray August. "We constantly challenge ourselves to think creatively about how we can promote a culture and environment of belonging for all of our associates, as we know our strength and ability to innovate lies in fostering a culture in which our associates feel empowered to bring their true, authentic selves to work each day."

Benefitfocus was only one of two winners of the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award this year. Spartanburg Community College is the winner in the Small Employer Category. The awards were presented at the Chamber's 40th Annual Summit on November 21st at Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms.

Benefitfocus' Diversity & Inclusion program

Through its strategic pillars – advancing a culture of belonging and inclusion, building a diverse workforce for the future and accelerating growth and impact – Benefitfocus works to ensure employees have an environment where they feel valued for their unique backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Examples of its diversity & inclusion programs include:

  • Offering internal communications channels and forums to promote ongoing discussions on diversity, inclusion and belonging topics.
  • Associate Resource Groups (ARGs), including the BF Pride for LGBTQ Associates and Allies group, which creates a network of support across the Benefitfocus offices.
  • Hosting external speakers and subject matter experts to explore Diversity and Inclusion topics.
  • Training employees on unconscious bias, relationship building, emotional intelligence and belonging topics.

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About Benefitfocus
Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire U.S. benefits industry on a single technology platform to protect consumers' health, wealth, property and lifestyle. Our powerful cloud-based software, data-driven insights and thoughtfully designed services, enable employers, insurance brokers, carriers and suppliers to simplify the complexity of benefits administration and deliver a world-class benefits experience. Learn more at www.benefitfocus.comLinkedIn and Twitter

Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results or performance might differ materially from those explicit or implicit in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: our ability to maintain our culture and recruit and retain qualified personnel; the need to innovate and provide useful products and services; the immature and volatile nature of the market for our products and services; our ability to compete effectively; management of growth; risks related to changing healthcare and other applicable regulations; privacy; security and other risks associated with our business; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in our SEC filings, copies of which are available free of charge within the Investor Relations section of the Benefitfocus website at or upon request from our investor relations department. Benefitfocus assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. 

(L-R): Sidney Evering (SC Chamber Diversity & Inclusion Committee representative), Ted Pitts (CEO, SC Chamber), Liz Lohr, (Director, HR Recruiting, Benefitfocus), Lou Kennedy (outgoing Chair, SC Chamber), Steve Spinks (incoming Chair, SC Chamber), at the Chamber’s Annual Summit, at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, as the Chamber presented Benefitfocus with the 2019 Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award in the Medium-Large Employer Category. *Photo courtesy South Carolina Chamber of Commer

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