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Feb 25, 2021

Benefitfocus' One Place 2021 to Address "The Future of Work" and "The Impact of 2020 on the Future of Health Care"

Two-day virtual conference to "Connect" benefits and health care leaders in a transformed world

CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), an industry-leading benefits technology platform that simplifies benefits administration for employers, health plans and brokers, announces its full slate of speakers for One Place 2021, its annual conference bringing together benefits and health care leaders. The event includes two sessions featuring nationally recognized experts discussing the impact of a transformative year on the workplace and health care.

One Place 2021 will be held virtually on March 2 and 3, with live sessions offered on-demand after the event. In addition, attendees can expect virtual networking components, including roundtable discussions, consultation labs with product experts and one-to-one video meetings with sponsors and other attendees.

The March 2 agenda concludes with a panel discussion, "How 2020 Shaped the Future of Health Care." It looks at a tumultuous year, and highlights the implications for employers and insurance carriers – and the future of health care. Participants include:

  • Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th U.S. surgeon general, health care disparity expert & preventative medicine advocate
  • Dr. Esther Choo, associate professor, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Marcus Osborne, senior vice president, health transformation, Walmart.

The agenda on March 3 begins with "The Future of Work," examining both the short-term future, as organizations continue to evolve in response to the pandemic, and the longer-term forecast. The panel includes:

  • Farai Chideya, author and analyst on the future of work, jobs, presidential politics & race relations
  • Soraya Darabi, venture capitalist, trendspotter and serial entrepreneur
  • Kweilin Ellingrud, senior partner, McKinsey Group
  • Seth Mattison, internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics.

"We have assembled a group of world class thought leaders for One Place with the goal to provide our customers and partners with valuable content and connections that will help improve the lives of their employees and members," said Steve Swad, Benefitfocus President and CEO. "After a challenging year, we see an opportunity to share industry lessons learned in a strategic fashion for the new world of work in 2021."

The theme of this year's event is "It's Time To Connect," and it will focus on the challenges faced in 2020 and the opportunities that now exist in the new year for Benefitfocus customers, partners and those considering opportunities to innovate in the science of employee benefits.

One Place 2021 sponsors provide the support needed to make this virtual event a success, one in which attendees not only engage during the conference, but which provides content that lives on, 365 days a year. Leading sponsors for One Place 2021 include: ID Watchdog, LifeLock, Lincoln Financial Group, Payactiv, The Hartford, and Transamerica. Supporting sponsors include: LegalEASE, Nationwide, and Securian.

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About Benefitfocus 

Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire benefits industry through innovative technology solutions that bring efficiency, cost savings and simplicity to employee benefits administration. Our powerful cloud-based software, data-driven insights and thoughtfully designed services help employers, insurance brokers, health plans and suppliers address the complexity of benefits enrollment and engagement, while bringing easier access to health, wealth and lifestyle products through a world-class benefits experience. Our mission is simple: to improve lives with benefits. Learn more at, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results might differ materially from those explicit or implicit in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: volatility and uncertainty in the global economy and financial markets in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties arising from the recent U.S. elections; our continuing losses and need to achieve GAAP profitability; fluctuations in our financial results; our ability to maintain our culture, retain and motivate qualified personnel; the immature and volatile market for our products and services; risks related to changing healthcare and other applicable regulations; risks associated with acquisitions; cyber-security risks; the need to innovate and provide useful products and services; our ability to compete effectively; 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.

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