Bennie, an employee benefits platform helping companies create a healthier workplace, and Ribbon Health, a leading healthcare data platform delivering the most comprehensive information on doctors, insurance plans, and cost and quality of care, today announced a partnership to improve employer and employee management, access, and use of health benefits. The partnership combines a simple, powerful platform with integrated tools to make it easy for employees to find high-quality, cost-effective, and convenient care.
Today’s increasingly complex benefits solutions can be challenging to understand, navigate, and access. For employees, the process of navigating health benefits to find care – from choosing a health plan to finding the right doctor – can be confusing and stressful. Consequently, health benefits tools that help employees find the right care and coverage are especially important to employee satisfaction and trust.
More than half of consumers1 use provider search tools to help navigate health benefits. In order to be effective, these tools require reliable, accurate data, but the average provider directories are inaccurate more than 50% of the time.2 The inability to seamlessly navigate care can result in employee mistrust for these tools and the employers’ benefits solutions more broadly.
Bennie and Ribbon have partnered to improve the employee benefits experiences and lighten the load for HR professionals by removing provider data as an obstacle to care, thereby enabling employees to easily find the right care. Ribbon’s best-in-class provider directory will be integrated into Bennie’s full-suite benefits management platform, which acts as a single hub for all employee benefits. By powering a provider search tool that automatically identifies and searches within the correct network plan, employees can successfully find providers with the right specialties, experience, and location, all within a trusted platform.
“At Bennie, we understand that companies are eager to find a simple, streamlined, and powerful employee benefits solution that seamlessly integrates vendors into one platform for all of their benefits and HR needs,” said Greg Autuori, Vice President of Strategy and Benefit Operations at Bennie. “We’re proud to partner with Ribbon to elevate our innovative employer benefit solution with a provider search tool that enables employees to both find a doctor and follow through on care, simultaneously creating healthier workplaces and cementing employee engagement and trust.”
“Employer health benefits are one of the primary ways that Americans access healthcare, and Bennie is making it possible for companies to consistently deliver excellent benefits experiences,” said Nate Maslak, CEO and co-founder of Ribbon Health. “We’re excited to work with Bennie to empower employees with best-in-class, reliable provider data and help them to make critical healthcare decisions with confidence.”
Built to deliver employee-focused benefits experiences, Bennie is an employee benefits solution helping companies create a healthier workplace. By offering strategic benefits and HR technology consulting and support, Bennie is not only bridging the gap between benefits and HR technology but also helping employers navigate the complexities of the benefits marketplace and select the right products and platforms for their needs. Bennie’s simple platform is a single hub for all employee benefits, making it easy for employers to manage benefits and for employees to access them.
 Sauro, J. (2018). The User Experience of Health Insurance Websites. Retrieved 28 October 2020, from https://measuringu.com/ux-health-insurance/
 Center For Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2018). Online Provider Directory Review Report. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/ManagedCareMarketing/Downloads/Provider_Directory_Review_Industry_Report_Year2_Final_1-19-18.pdf
Bennie is the modern benefits platform for mid-sized companies. With an easy to use app and world-class brokerage services, Bennie is reimagining the entire benefits experience for employers and their employees. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut with employees across the US, this successful, proven team of industry innovators & experts have come together from top benefits firms, technology startups, and insurance carriers to create a better benefits experience. Bennie is committed to not only helping companies create healthier workplaces, but also building a better world. 1% of the company’s equity has been pledged to supporting community and health-related causes, so as the company grows, so does the size and scope of our commitment. For more information, go to bennie.com or follow us on LinkedIn, or Twitter @BennieHealth.
About Ribbon Health
Ribbon Health is a healthcare data platform making it easy for every healthcare decision to be high-quality, cost-effective, and convenient by delivering the most comprehensive, real-time information on doctors, insurance plans, and cost and quality of care. Built to integrate seamlessly into existing workflows, Ribbon’s API layer provides payers, providers, and digital health solutions with the data and infrastructure needed to power accurate provider directories, simple referral management, and efficient care navigation – all in one platform. By bringing clarity and reliability to provider data, Ribbon Health is enabling a simpler, more connected healthcare experience. Headquartered in New York, Ribbon is backed by leading investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, BoxGroup, and several leading healthcare entrepreneurs. For more information, go to ribbonhealth.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter @ribbonhealthAPI.
Stephanie St. Thomas