SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
ALPERN MILTON

(Last) (First) (Middle)
100 BENEFITFOCUS WAY

(Street)
CHARLESTON SC 29492

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
09/17/2013
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Benefitfocus,Inc. [ BNFT ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) (1) 01/31/2022 Common Stock 201,844 8.11 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) (2) 06/30/2022 Common Stock 12,115 9.33 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) (3) 09/30/2022 Common Stock 2,000 10.3 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. This option was granted on January 31, 2012 and vests over a four-year period with one-fourth (1/4) of the option granted vesting on January 9, 2013, the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date, and the balance of the option granted vesting ratably on a monthly basis over the following 36 months.
2. This option was granted on July 1, 2012 and vests over a four-year period with one-fourth (1/4) of the option granted vesting on January 9, 2013, the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date, and the balance of the option granted vesting ratably on a monthly basis over the following 36 months.
3. This option was granted on October 1, 2012 and vests over a four-year period with one-fourth (1/4) of the option granted vesting on October 1, 2013, the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date, and the balance of the option granted vesting ratably on a monthly basis over the following 36 months.
Remarks:
/s/ Donald R. Reynolds, Attorney-in-Fact 09/17/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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POWER OF ATTORNEY

	Known all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints each of Paris Cavic, Donald R. Reynolds and S. Halle Vakani, and each
of them acting alone, signing singly, the undersigned's true and lawful
attorney-in-fact to:  (1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the
undersigned's capacity as an officer, director and/or 10% or more stockholder of
Benefitfocus, Inc. (the "Company"), Forms ID, 3, 4, 5 and Update Passphrase
Acknowledgement (and any amendments thereto) in accordance with Section 16(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "1934 Act"), and the rules
promulgated thereunder; (2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of
the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any
such Form ID, 3, 4, 5 and Update Passphrase Acknowledgement (and any amendments
thereto) and to file timely such form with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and (3) take
any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which
in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact may be of benefit to, in the best
interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood
 that
the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned
pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such
terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such
attorney-in-fact's discretion.

	The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
necessary or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or
could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such
attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be
done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in
serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming,
nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the 1934 Act.

	This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms ID, 3, 4 and 5 with respect to
the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the
Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered
to each of the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of this 17th day of July 2013.


									
/s/ Milton A. Alpern
Milton A. Alpern