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Empyrean Benefit Solutions Celebrates Strong Growth to Kick Off 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Company Surpasses Client Growth Goals, Continues Its Visionary Product Development to Amplify Momentum from 2016’s Record Year

HOUSTON, TEXAS – May 10, 2017 – Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, today announced that it reported a record start in 2017 revenue, continuing the strong progress from the end of 2016. The record revenue reflects strong market adoption of Empyrean’s health and welfare benefits technology and administration services, including successful entry into the small/mid-size business (SMB) market where increasingly complex needs drive demand for better technology solutions.

“We’ve deliberately set our product vision to be the trusted ‘go-to-place’ for an individual’s health and wealth related benefits. We believe every employee should have a personalized experience to help determine their outcomes and goals related to their health and wealth benefits,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean’s co-founder and CEO. “Our growth is reflective of the market demand for a modern health and welfare benefits technology and service experience for everyone – one that is supported by strong user and administrative experiences, as well as consistent implementations and a service support center that continually score high in client satisfaction.”

In addition to Empyrean’s high customer service marks, clients have been seeing the continued payoff of the Bloom Health acquisition from June 2016. Empyrean acquired its partner of three years, and building upon that success, Empyrean continues to evolve and deliver its modern hybrid model, meaning employers can have both traditional benefits administration and marketplaces/private exchanges as part of their offerings for a wide spectrum of demands from different employee groups. The result of the acquisition has added robust product vision expertise and deepened Empyrean’s lineup of flexible and adaptive benefits technology products and services.

“From a technology development perspective, our ability to blend traditional benefits administration with the broader consumer choice, education, and advocacy afforded by marketplace models gives clients the best of both worlds – without compromising functionality or responsiveness for the future,” said Jim Priebe, Executive Vice President of Product. “This ‘hybrid’ approach provides a better employee experience, while reducing time, costs, and implementation cycles for employers.”

“Empyrean’s record new client additions and continued strong customer retention confirms we are providing the innovative technology and high-value service companies across all major industries and market sizes need – and we continue to help HR leaders navigate and accomplish their business goals in 2017,” continued Wolfe. “We have attracted clients who demand nothing less than the best employer and employee experience without compromise. I am proud of what the Empyrean family has accomplished and how we have delivered exceptional client value.”

To increase access to top talent and further support its growing client base, Empyrean launched a second client Service Center in La Vergne, Tennessee, near Nashville. With the addition of Bloom Health ‘s Minneapolis location, Empyrean now has three offices in the U.S. and over 525 employees supporting and serving its clients.

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting, and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most client-adaptive and configurable benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch Benefits Administration. Visit http://www.GoEmpyrean.com for more information.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Names Jim Priebe EVP of Product

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Priebe heads up a strong product strategy and management team in developing the market’s most powerful and modern benefits delivery technology platform.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – October 5, 2016 – Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, has named Jim Priebe as Executive Vice President of Product. In this role, Priebe will lead product strategy and product management for Empyrean’s benefits administration technology platform.

The Empyrean Platform is built for scalability – allowing companies from 50 employees to 50,000+ employees access to a full suite of tools for total health and welfare benefits administration, without compromising functionality, flexibility, or speed-to-implement. Empyrean’s latest release includes hybrid strategy capabilities, enabling traditional employer-sponsored plans and private exchanges to be offered to a single employer or channel simultaneously on the same secure and natively-integrated platform.

“Empyrean’s technological innovations and service depth empower our clients to execute their ideal benefit strategies, including serving different groups such as active employees and retirees,” said Priebe. ”We believe this is the first solution in the market to use a single technology platform to manage across any size employer and any type of program, including an exchange.”

Priebe has 25 years of experience within the insurance and employee benefits space. He joined Empyrean through its acquisition of Bloom Health in June 2016, where he was previously Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Bloom as Chief Operating Officer, Priebe served as Chief Growth Officer at Acclaris, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for UnitedHealth Group OptumHealth, and served as Executive Director for Mayo Management Services Insurance.

“At Empyrean, we are advancing the benefits engagement experience and allowing companies to nimbly adapt to rapid organizational, market, and regulatory changes,” said Priebe. “At the same time, we’re enabling employers and employees to gain deeper levels of efficiency and understanding around their benefit forecasts and coverage needs. This level of insight and ease is helping our clients streamline processes and lower costs.”

“We are excited about adding Jim’s experience and focus to Empyrean. As EVP of Product, he and his team will bring forward innovative solutions and capabilities to further support our clients’ strategies and employees,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “Our technology and services have always positioned Empyrean as a leader in the health and welfare benefit technology space. With Jim joining us, we’re continuing to ensure our clients receive the most modern, flexible, and robust solutions – without compromise.”

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting, and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most client-adaptive and configurable benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch Benefits Administration.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Launches Compass 2.5

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Empyrean brings user interface improvements and a foundation for hybrid exchange capabilities to its employee enrollment and self-service application.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – September 13, 2016 – Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, has launched the latest version of its Employee Self Service (ESS) application, Compass.

As part of the Empyrean Platform for total health and welfare benefits administration, Compass 2.5 offers employees an improved enrollment experience, providing a complete and consumer-centric view of their benefit options. This new release integrates the latest responsive and material design standards to deliver a consistently guided user experience across any device.

Compass 2.5 also enables a hybrid strategy allowing both employer-sponsored plans and exchanges to be offered simultaneously on the same secure and natively-integrated platform, delivering unrivaled strategic flexibility to employers. Empyrean’s hybrid capabilities give companies the freedom to offer diverse coverage options to meet the needs of different employee groups, such as employees and retirees.

“At Empyrean, we are radically transforming the benefits engagement experience for employees and employers. Compass 2.5 is the next iteration of that vision,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean co-founder and CEO. “While our proprietary technology streamlines enrollment, we also maintain the power and flexibility to manage all aspects of benefits administration and adapt to changes year-round. With Empyrean, companies are simplifying processes and gaining efficiencies while ensuring they’re prepared for challenges now and in the future.”

Empyrean’s purpose-built technology allows employees to make more confident and educated benefit decisions, while empowering HR leaders to develop and execute any benefits strategy. Employers can provide their workforces with the coverage options they need while saving costs to accommodate both demand and budget. Empyrean provides solutions for enrollment, administration, configuration, and compliance via its single system, supported by unparalleled interconnectivity and world-class implementation and support services.

“We built the Empyrean Platform to modernize benefits administration. Over 400 organizations nationwide rely on our client-adaptive technology to meet unique needs, and our 97% renewal rate speaks to our proven implementation and support capabilities,” Wolfe continued. “With Compass 2.5, we’re taking our platform further, delivering innovative technology, and enhancing employee experiences. Empyrean is enabling clients through powerfully flexible and scalable benefit solutions that will continue to keep up with company, industry, and regulatory changes with ease and without compromise.”

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting, and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most client-adaptive and configurable benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch Benefits Administration.

 

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Acquires Bloom Health

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

A successful three-year partnership leads to a seamless combination of benefit administration and delivery technologies.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – June 30, 2016 – Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, announced today that it has acquired its strategic partner, Bloom Health Corp., a leading provider of digital benefit delivery solutions based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Bloom has been a great innovation partner for us,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean’s co-founder and CEO. “We saw an opportunity to build on and accelerate our mutual success by combining forces, and we are excited to welcome Bloom’s employees, customers, and partners to the Empyrean family.”

Empyrean’s purpose-built benefits administration technology platform is already fully-incorporated into Bloom’s employee benefit delivery solutions. Together, the companies are currently serving hundreds of employers, and in the process have demonstrated the ability to deliver benefit solutions to companies ranging from 50 to tens of thousands of lives.

“Joining forces is another logical step towards eliminating the typical compromises the market has had to consistently contend with,” Wolfe continued. “Together, our goal is to provide the best health and welfare benefits engagement experience possible for our clients, and their employees and consumers, that is without compromise.”

Empyrean and Bloom already have integrated operations, and both are committed to providing a smooth services and support transition for customers and partners.

“This is the culmination of a seven-year journey that the Bloom team undertook in pursuit of transforming the health care benefits marketplace,” said Jim Priebe, CEO of Bloom Health. “As a part of Empyrean, and together with our plan providers, we now have all the pieces in place to deliver a comprehensive benefits engagement and administration solution to employers who want to provide their people with great choices and great service.”

Prior to this transaction, Bloom’s majority owners were Anthem, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Health Care Service Corporation. All three insurers will continue to provide plans through the combined company.

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting, and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most client-adaptive and configurable benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch Benefits Administration.

About Bloom Health
Bloom Health is transforming the way employers use their range of workplace benefits to help attract, retain and motivate talent. Founded in 2009, Bloom’s solutions bring cost predictability to employers while providing consumers with expert guidance to find the benefits options that best meet their unique personal and family needs. Bloom delivers its secure cloud-based solution and personalized support through health plan, employer, and agency partners across the United States.

 

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Adds ARAG® as an Integrated Insurance Provider within Empyrean’s Benefits Administration System

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Empyrean integrates ARAG’s legal services into its technology platform to allow Empyrean customers seamless access to legal insurance options.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – May 17, 2016 – Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, announced today that ARAG, a leader in legal insurance, is now available on the Empyrean Platform, a leading and configurable technology platform for benefits administration. This integration will give Empyrean’s clients ready-access to ARAG legal insurance – which in addition to legal insurance includes Identity Theft Protection, financial planning, and caregiving services. The ARAG addition continues to expand the number of voluntary benefit options available to Empyrean clients.

“We’re proud to work with a long-serving and established company like ARAG,” said Tiffaney Perhala, Director, Channel Sales at Empyrean. “Providing more options to employees and clients grows the value of what both of our companies deliver – in terms of expanded options, potential cost savings, and seamlessly integrated operations and technology.”

For more than 80 years, ARAG has helped individuals and their families when something in life turns into a legal issue – like a dispute with a contractor, a traffic ticket or the need for estate planning. Members have access to a nationwide network of more than 11,000 attorneys who can advise and represent members on legal problems and review or prepare documents.

“Joining Empyrean allows ARAG to reach even more consumers and provide affordable legal services to all,” said Dennis Healy, ARAG Chief Sales Officer. “We are excited to help brokers and their clients reduce stress and absenteeism in the workplace by empowering employees to solve their legal issues.”

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most client-adaptive and configurable benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch Benefits Administration.

About ARAG
ARAG® (www.ARAGlegal.com) is a leader in legal insurance. It provides people with affordable and reliable legal counsel for everyday life matters. The company has an international premium base of more than $2 billion and protects 15.5 million individuals and their families – worldwide. They offer the freedom and control to embrace life’s opportunities.

ARAG’s North American headquarters are based in Des Moines, Iowa. They’ve earned the prestigious Center of Excellence Award for nine consecutive years (2007-2015) and have been named a Top 100 Call Center by BenchMark Portal for six consecutive years (2011-2016), continuing their track record of industry-leading customer service. ARAG team members voted ARAG a Best Place to Work in Insurance (2009-2014).

For more news and information about ARAG visit ARAGlegal.com.


Media Contacts

Empyrean Contact:
Michael Robinson, VP Marketing
MMRobinson@GoEmpyrean.com, (832) 730-7989

ARAG Media Contact:
Jen Harken, ARAG Corporate Communications Manager
Jen.Harken@ARAGlegal.com, (515) 237-0271

 

Empyrean Benefit Solutions to Open New Client Service Center Near Nashville, Tennessee

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Operations Expand to Talent-Rich Nashville Area to Support Surging Business Volume

HOUSTON, TEXAS – May 3, 2016 – Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, today announced that it is launching a new client service center in La Vergne, Tennessee, near Nashville. The new center will complement Empyrean’s existing center in Houston, Texas, and will provide the full range of Empyrean client services.

“Our Nashville-area center allows us to achieve several goals,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean’s co-founder and CEO. “The expansion allows Empyrean to provide services across multiple delivery centers and access talent to support the increasing demand for Empyrean’s technology and capabilities to manage health and benefits programs and the compliance requirements associated with ACA (Affordable Care Act) for employers, brokers, consultants and carriers.”

Empyrean is unique among leading benefit administration providers in assigning dedicated service teams to its clients, with all primary services staffed 100% in the United States. The dedicated service model, which provides continuity from day one of the client relationship throughout its lifetime, fosters a close and enduring partnership, and builds deep understanding of each client’s business objectives, plan design, and operational processes.

“Our goal is to place the client at the center of all we do,” Wolfe continued. “We take pride in delivering truly responsive service, enabled by our client-adaptive technology. We dispel the compromises that previously accompanied outsourced benefits administration, and our rapid growth demonstrates that the market is responding.”

Empyrean selected the Nashville area for its expansion because of its world class infrastructure and communications, strength in medicine and education, and attractive culture and lifestyle. These factors combine to attract the highly-skilled professionals Empyrean seeks to hire and retain. Empyrean has designed the Nashville-area center in La Vergne to accommodate an initial staff of 120, with potential for additional long-term growth.

“TVA and Middle Tennessee EMC congratulate Empyrean Benefit Solutions on its decision to locate in Rutherford County,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development, John Bradley. “Attracting quality jobs and investments in our region is a fundamental part of TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Rutherford County, and the City of La Vergne to further that mission and help facilitate Empyrean Benefit Solutions’ new location decision.”

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most client-adaptive and configurable benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch benefits administration.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Passes $50 Million Revenue Milestone

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Company Sets Revenue Records and Exceeds Growth Rate & Client Retention Expectations in 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – March 29, 2016 – Empyrean Benefits Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, today announced that it reported more than $54 million revenue in the year ending December 2015. The record revenue reflects strong market adoption of Empyrean’s health and welfare benefits technology and administration services.

“2015 was a pivotal year for Empyrean,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean’s co-founder and CEO. “When I review our progress across the board, not simply our revenue growth, I see that we are clearly prepared to scale and to deliver Hi-Touch Benefits Administration to many new clients.”

Empyrean has developed a purpose-built benefits administration technology platform that is designed to ensure accuracy and data integrity, and to eliminate many of the errors that plague legacy solutions that knit together separate, decades-old software systems. In contrast, Empyrean’s Client-Adaptive technology platform is fully-integrated and highly configure-able offering greater capability to support client specific outcomes. The configuration capability of the Empyrean platform offers new clients the opportunity to leverage a wealth of experience accumulated over many previous client implementations, yet retains the power and flexibility to quickly adapt to an individual client’s specific plan requirements.

“We believe that our relentless pursuit of technology innovation to improve our clients’ experience sets us apart. Simply stated, in order to deliver great service, Hi-Touch service, to every single client, we need the best technology in the industry,” Wolfe continued. “We have identified five common compromises that employers have grown to accept. The problem is pervasive, and our message to employers is, ‘Don’t compromise!’”

The compromises include the inability of employers’ current administration system, whether internally managed or outsourced, to respond to change, provide adequate responsiveness, or support the desired benefit strategy and plan design. As a result, employers are burdened by excessive and unnecessary workload and feel their current financial investment is not justified. By demonstrating its ability to resolve these compromises, Empyrean is raising expectation levels in the benefits administration marketplace.

Empyrean highlights in 2015 included:

  • Target 25% growth rate exceeded,
  • More than 150 new full-time employees,
  • More than 170 clients added by partners, and
  • Better than 97% client retention.

The company expects the positive trends to continue, and is planning for further growth fueled in part by employers deciding that compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prompts an urgent review of their existing benefits administration strategy and operation.

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most client-adaptive and configurable benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch benefits administration.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Announces Partnership with WageWorks to Provide Consumer-Directed Benefits to Empyrean Clients

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Agreement enables WageWorks to administer commuter benefits, COBRA and direct billing services for Empyrean clients.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, a Houston-based provider of benefits administration technology and services, announced today a channel partnership with WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE: WAGE), a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits.   The agreement enables WageWorks to administer Commuter Benefit, COBRA and Direct Billing services for clients of Empyrean Benefit Solutions. As an innovator in outsourced benefits administration, Empyrean offers enrollment, eligibility management, and a range of other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. The new partnership enables Empyrean to offer WageWorks’ expertise, premier technology and enhanced services to its clients, which represents more than 2 million employees.

“Empyrean is a recognized leader in administration of benefit services to employers, brokers and healthcare exchanges alike, and represents the latest addition to our growing list of channel partnerships,” said WageWorks CEO Joe Jackson. “Our goal is to save both employees and employers money by providing easy access to the industry’s leading Consumer-Directed Benefits programs. The partnership with Empyrean extends this mission further.”

“At Empyrean, we believe in a Hi-Touch approach to delivering the best benefits services available,” explained Richard Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer, Empyrean Benefit Solutions. “Benefits services from WageWorks are an ideal complement to our approach, as WageWorks is known for their dedication to service excellence. This partnership allows us to provide access to Commuter, COBRA, and Direct Billing specialists while continuing to ensure responsive service to our clients.”

About Empyrean
Founded in 2007, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is a leading provider of technology and services for managing large and middle-market employers’ health and benefits programs.  Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, and a range of other plan administration services to three distinct markets:  employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. The company’s open systems approach brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with the market’s leading domain experts. This agile business solution drives greater value to employers and employees during increasing market uncertainty by giving them an unprecedented level of flexibility, through best-of-breed integration of other software and service providers. Empyrean’s founders are former principals with some of the country’s largest benefits administration service providers.

About WageWorks
WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE) is a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), which empower employees to save money on taxes while also providing corporate tax advantages for employers. WageWorks is solely dedicated to administering CDBs, including pre-tax spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), as well as Commuter Benefit Services, including transit and parking programs, wellness programs, COBRA, and other employee benefits. WageWorks makes it easier to understand and take advantage of Consumer-Directed Benefits for approximately 45,000 employers and over 4 million people. WageWorks is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in major locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.wageworks.com.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Named One of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Straight Year

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Inc. magazine includes Empyrean on its 2015 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. announced today that Inc. magazine ranked Empyrean No. 2953 on its list of the Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country. Empyrean, a Houston-based company providing benefits administration technology and services, experienced 119% growth over the past three years and expects this high level of growth to continue.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in each of the last three years,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean Benefit Solutions CEO. “Our continued growth is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team to be the leading provider of health and welfare benefits technology and services, and we don’t plan on slowing down.”

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most adaptive benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver hi-touch benefits administration.

Holmes Murphy & Associates Partners with Empyrean Benefit Solutions to Offer Healthcare Exchange Solution to Employers

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Leading insurance broker Holmes Murphy selects Empyrean’s adaptive technology and responsive services to offer best-in-class benefits administration and exchange solutions.

Holmes Murphy and Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. today announced their partnership to provide world-class benefits administration and healthcare exchange solutions. Holmes Murphy evaluated several providers and ultimately selected Empyrean for the extensive industry expertise of the leadership team and flexibility of Empyrean’s technology platform in support of Holmes Murphy’s business model.

Holmes Murphy wanted to develop a unique, hybrid healthcare exchange solution, where employers could continue offering current medical plan designs while also leveraging an exchange for ancillary and voluntary products such as life insurance, disability insurance, and other voluntary plans that can complement Consumer Driven Heath Plans and strategies. In reviewing other solutions, Holmes Murphy found Empyrean offered a streamlined implementation process, substantial support resources and flexibility in working with carrier products.

Due to several shared clients, Holmes Murphy was already familiar with Empyrean’s high level of service and adaptive technology which were key drivers in Empyrean’s selection. Den Bishop, President of Holmes Murphy, explains, “Empyrean’s robust back-end technology and strong supporting teams enable us to expand our suite of products and offer our clients a hybrid exchange solution designed for employers that want to transition into private exchanges.”

Holmes Murphy is the latest partner in a growing list of insurance brokers and carriers that utilize Empyrean’s benefits administration technology and services. Keith Wilson, Empyrean’s Executive Vice President of Partner Solutions, states, “Empyrean not only provides the best benefits administration services to employers, we also enable our broker and carrier partners to efficiently offer exchanges and complete benefits administration solutions to their client base.”

About Holmes Murphy
Founded in 1932, Holmes Murphy & Associates, an independent insurance brokerage, serves business and industry leaders throughout the Midwest and across the nation in the areas of property casualty insurance, employee benefits, captive insurance, risk management and loss control. Holmes Murphy has offices in Des Moines, Davenport and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Madison, Wis.; Peoria, Ill.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. For more information, call 800-247-7756 or visit http://www.holmesmurphy.com.

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most adaptive benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver hi-touch benefits administration.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions CEO Richard Wolfe Selected as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Finalist

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Empyrean CEO Richard Wolfe to be honored as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the Gulf Coast Area.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, a technology and services company that enables businesses to better manage their employee health benefits programs, today announced that CEO and co-founder Richard Wolfe has been selected as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Gulf Coast region.

When asked about the award nomination, Rich stated, “While it’s an honor for me to be recognized as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year award, it’s really a testament to the incredible efforts from everyone that has worked to make Empyrean the company it is today. I’m truly fortunate to work with such a talented team, and I look forward to us driving further innovation in the benefits administration space.”

The esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program, now in its 29th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Richard Wolfe was chosen as a finalist by an independent panel of judges and will be honored at a special gala event at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel in June, where award winners will be announced.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in November in Palm Springs, California.

About Empyrean
Founded in 2007 by Chairman Dave Carlson and CEO Richard Wolfe, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing employee health benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA reporting and other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Unlike other providers, Empyrean combines the industry’s most adaptive benefits technology platform with expert, responsive service to deliver Hi-Touch Benefits Administration.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

Dearborn National Partners with Empyrean Benefit Solutions to Offer Best-In-Class Benefits Technology and Services

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Health and welfare benefits administration and insurance industry leaders collaborate to provide Dearborn National Benefits Administration: Powered by Empyrean.

Dearborn National today announced a partnership with Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. to offer integrated employee benefits technology and services to Dearborn National’s clients and their workforces. Dearborn National chose to partner with Empyrean to leverage their advanced software platform, unparalleled customer service and reputation for innovation.

Dearborn National has long been an industry leader, responding proactively to market changes and the evolving needs of their customers. With many companies now exploring new benefit plans that offer their employees various options for coverage, Dearborn National sought a solution that allows them to provide a broad range of benefits administration services, the ability to integrate with third-party providers, and a seamless customer experience.

Scott Morgan, Dearborn National’s Vice President of Business Development and Technology, explains, “We wanted to offer businesses of all sizes a complete benefits administration solution that can flex with the unpredictable nature of the employee benefits landscape and our clients’ needs.”

Keith Wilson, Empyrean’s Executive Vice President of Partner Solutions, adds, “Empyrean is proud to partner with Dearborn National and provide the technology and team to deliver an exceptional benefits experience for Dearborn National’s customers today and in the future.”

About Dearborn National®
Dearborn National is the ancillary subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation. HCSC is the largest non-investor owned health care insurer in the United States and the fourth largest overall. With 46 years of experience, Dearborn National offers a broad selection of insurance products, including Group Benefits (employer-paid/voluntary), Worksite and Individual, as well as an array of enhanced product services. We are licensed in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico. Learn more at http://www.dearbornnational.com.

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing health and benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA services and compliance, as well as a range of other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Known for delivering innovative benefits administration solutions, Empyrean has focused on developing a simpler but smarter technology platform, packaged with world-class customer service that enables brokerage firms and insurance companies to utilize Empyrean’s technology to bring the latest consumer support services such as health insurance exchanges to market more quickly.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Selected as Technology Platform for New Private Exchange Partners

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Empyrean’s scalable technology enables brokers and insurance companies to offer a broader solution set to their clients and adapt to rapid growth in the exchange marketplace.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. announced today that it has added two companies to the growing list of partners using Empyrean’s technology to power their private exchange solutions. As brokers and insurance carriers look to expand their programs to meet the demands of a more consumer-driven health insurance industry, they have selected Empyrean’s integrated software platform as the technology to support an exchange option for their clients.

Brokers and carriers recognize the growing need to support companies that wish to offer private exchanges to their employees while still offering traditional benefit plans. Empyrean’s technology platform was purpose built to enable brokers and carriers to easily provide an exchange model and accommodate the evolving benefits strategies of their clients. Empyrean Benefit Solutions CEO Richard Wolfe explains, “As consumer-oriented exchanges began to emerge several years ago, we designed our platform to seamlessly support private exchange solutions as well as legacy benefit programs to facilitate smooth transitions for companies considering both models.”

The Empyrean platform includes an intuitive employee interface for purchasing health insurance and voluntary programs, an easy to configure administrative tool set, and a sophisticated application program interface (API) that easily integrates a company’s existing health benefits plan with exchange solutions. Empyrean continues to engage in new broker and carrier relationships and provide the advanced technology and services they need to offer a broader array of solutions to their clients in an ever-changing healthcare benefits marketplace.

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing health and benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA services and compliance, as well as a range of other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Empyrean’s innovative technology and dedicated experts enable organizations to deliver an exceptional benefits experience completely aligned with their evolving benefits strategies.

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Empyrean Benefit Solutions CEO Sharing Latest Benefits Administration Strategies with Houston HR Leaders

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Richard Wolfe, co-founder and CEO of Empyrean Benefit Solutions, will present advanced benefits administration strategies during the Game Changer session at the 6th Annual Houston HR Leadership Summit. This Game Changer breakout session enables emerging providers in the Human Resources industry to present cutting-edge solutions and best practices to top HR leaders. Mr. Wolfe’s presentation will explain how real-time data exchange between health and welfare benefits partners, HR management systems, carriers and payroll systems leads to cost savings and other advantages for companies and their employees.

The HR Leadership Summit will be held in Houston on December 2, 2014. This one-day, invitation-only event offers executives from premiere organizations a venue for sharing insights and actionable strategies that advance the HR discipline. Influential CHROs and other HR leaders attend the conference for the relevant, high value speaker sessions and to collaborate with peers from a variety of industries, including energy, oil and gas, technology, education and healthcare.

Mr. Wolfe’s presentation will focus on the increasing complexity of corporate health and welfare benefits programs and the multitude of data exchanges needed to properly administer these plans. He will contrast the potential ramifications of traditional batched data processes with the positive, more seamless experience companies can attain through real-time data exchange. The open architecture of Empyrean’s cloud-based platform enables Empyrean to offer this industry leading benefits administration solution to its clients. Mr. Wolfe explains, “When you think about the time and costs saved by the employer, employees, a company’s HR partners and benefits vendors, it adds up to a significant amount of money that is subtracted from healthcare costs for everyone over time.” Empyrean’s advanced technology empowers organizations to capitalize on streamlined data exchange between internal HR systems and benefits program providers.

About Richard Wolfe
Richard Wolfe is co-founder and CEO of Empyrean Benefit Solutions and has more than 20 years of senior-level management experience with expertise in business-process outsourcing, benefits administration and systems implementation. Prior to Empyrean, Wolfe served in senior leadership positions at Mercer HR services, Synhrgy HR technologies, and Hewitt Associates.

About Empyrean
Empyrean Benefit Solutions is one of the fastest-growing providers of technology and services for managing health and benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, ACA services and compliance, as well as a range of other plan administration services to employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. Empyrean brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with market leading domain expertise.

EnrollmentPoint™, Powered by Empyrean, Continues to See High Demand for High Quality, Flexible and Cost-Effective Benefits Administration Solution

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Through EnrollmentPoint, Empyrean leverages the domain expertise and technology platform used to support its largest clients to offer any size employer a high quality, flexible and cost-effective benefits administration solution. Successfully administering employee benefits for hundreds of organizations and counting.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions created EnrollmentPoint to address some of the core challenges faced by mid-size employers, who routinely reported that the market is devoid of quality, cost-effective providers with the ability to offer a full range of services along with customized solutions to address their specific needs. From its inception, Empyrean’s goal has been to provide every business, regardless of size, the power to manage the growing complexity of the benefits administration world.

Today, EnrollmentPoint administers benefits for hundreds of organizations across several industries, including key partnerships with leading brokers, health care and exchange providers.

“Empyrean credits this momentum to a growing awareness of the need for effective and flexible solutions that address new and emerging compliance and data security requirements, as well as the increasing complexity of managing benefits programs in-house,” said Keith Wilson, EVP, Channel Partners & Mid-Market, Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. “Businesses are realizing that costly, one-size-fits-all, traditional solutions are not the answer to their administration challenges and deficiencies. In addition, smaller businesses no longer view themselves as small. They seek a combination of an advanced technology, flexibility and solid client-centric support just like any large organization.”

Learn more about how EnrollmentPoint leverages the domain expertise and technology platform used to support Empyrean’s largest clients to offer any size employer a high quality, flexible and cost-effective benefits administration solution.

About Empyrean
Founded in 2007, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is a leading supplier of technology and support services for managing large and middle-market employers’ health and benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management and a range of other plan administration services to three distinct markets: employers, insurance brokers and health care exchanges. The company’s open systems approach brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with the market’s leading domain experts. This agile business solution drives greater value to employers and employees during increasing market uncertainty, by giving them an unprecedented level of flexibility, through best-of-breed integration of other software and service providers. Empyrean’s founders are former principals with some of the country’s largest benefits administration service providers.

NRG Energy Selects Empyrean Benefit SolutionsTo Provide Outsourced Health & Welfare Benefits Administration

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Latest Fortune 500 Firm Selects Empyrean Seeking Better Quality

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, one of the fastest growing benefits technology and service firms in the US, has been selected by NRG Energy; an innovative organization at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy.

NRG Energy’s selection of Empyrean was the product of a formal procurement process, resulting in NRG Energy’s decision to consolidate their benefits administrative services to a single, premier provider specializing in health and welfare.

“We decided the move to Empyrean made the most sense,” said Peter Johnson, NRG Energy’s Director of Benefits. “Empyrean’s technology, scalable platform, and approach to client service were compelling making us feel Empyrean would be best for our company and our employees.”

NRG Energy is leveraging Empyrean’s entire suite of services, including core health and welfare benefits administration (eligibility management, enrollment, reporting and communications), call center, COBRA/HIPAA and direct billing. Empyrean is using their platform to service NRG Energy’s multiple populations. .

“We were excited to work with NRG Energy through this process due to their challenging benefits environment. Their current benefits administration solution is very familiar to us which allowed Empyrean to focus squarely on issue resolution using our flexible technology and deep domain experience,” according to Doug Hogenmiller, SVP of Business Development for Empyrean.

About Empyrean
Founded in 2006, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is a leading provider of technology and services for managing large employers’ health and welfare benefit programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management and a range of other plan management services to three distinct markets: employers, benefit brokerage firms and insurance companies seeking the ability to leverage Empyrean’s technology to bring new services, such as healthcare exchanges, to market more quickly. The company’s open systems approach brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with the market’s leading domain experts.

About NRG Energy
NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 500 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers – Reliant, Green Mountain Energy, Energy Plus and NRG Residential Solutions – serve more than 2 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at http://www.nrgenergy.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Finally, A Big Company Benefits Administration Solution For Every Company

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Empyrean’s mid-market benefits administration solution, EnrollmentPoint, experiences its second year of record growth.

Empyrean developed EnrollmentPoint based on feedback from mid-size employers and their brokers who routinely communicated the market is void of quality and cost-effective partners who offer a full range of services and the ability to customize, while still executing on the foundational elements of benefit administration. EnrollmentPoint is much more than sizzle or marketing hype, which has become the norm in the space. It is a platform that handles the evolving complexities and challenges employers face day-to-day, such as compliance, healthcare reform and effective communication to employees.

Steward Health Care System LLC, which moved to Empyrean’s EnrollmentPoint solution as a first-time consumer of benefit administration, made their selection based on capability. “We needed a platform to handle complexity that is inherent in our industry. We have very unique requirements specific to engagement and Empyrean, through their EnrollmentPoint solution, demonstrated a unique combination of platform strength and experienced resources important for first-time consumers. In short, Empyrean’s track record supported our requirements,” stated Gary Kilzer; Director, Compensation & Benefits Services.

Infinity Group, a large construction services company recently partnered with Empyrean and their EnrollmentPointTM solution after an extensive search. Richard Linford; Benefits Director, based his decision on reduced risk. “Our decision was based on finding a partner who was proven, reliable and held-up to the increased standards around compliance and security. The EnrollmentPointTM solution met all of these requirements at a price point that was affordable for us.”

“Instead of a one-size-fits-all solution, which never fits anyone, EnrollmentPointTM is designed to grow with our client’s needs. The technology is a fully automated, point-and-click interface which allows custom preferences without the time and expense required by hard-coded systems. Employees love it because it’s easy to use. Administrators love it because it’s a breeze to manage, and allows them full transparency into what is happening day-to-day. The platform is a big-company solution designed for every company,” said Keith Wilson; EVP Mid-Market and Channel Partners for Empyrean.

About Empyrean:
Founded in 2007, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is a leading provider of technology and services for managing large and middle-market employers’ health and benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, and a range of other plan administration services to three distinct markets: employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. The company’s open systems approach brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with the market’s leading domain experts. This agile business solution drives greater value to employers and employees during increasing market uncertainty by giving them an unprecedented level of flexibility, through best-of-breed integration of other software and service providers. Empyrean’s founders are former principals with some of the country’s largest benefits administration service providers.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions to Offer Affordable Care Act Compliance Services

Monday, April 29th, 2013

ACA Pay or Play Solution launched for employers as a standalone or integrated health and welfare administration solution.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions (Empyrean) announces the release of their “Pay or Play” Technology and Administration Solution for the Affordable Care Act requirements for employers.

The new “Pay or Play” rules for ACA require sophisticated technology for recordkeeping and reporting of employee eligibility. Specifically, the Pay or Play provision of the Affordable Care Act requires employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees to offer enrollment for qualified medical benefit plans to employees who work an average of 30 hours per week for a defined Measurement Period. Employers that cannot substantiate their compliance may be liable for substantial penalties. “Empyrean’s solution allows for employer-defined measurement and stability periods, simultaneously tracks new hire and ongoing qualification status, includes tools to help manage a client’s workforce, and ensures reports are timely and accurate; regardless of a client’s complexity”, according to Karen Bailey, Compliance Officer for Empyrean.

“The solution we offer can be used by our existing health and welfare benefits administration clients and can be used on a stand-alone basis for organizations that use other providers or manage benefits administration internally”, said Colleen Waymel, COO. “We believe this is the first solution in the market that is made available to both outsourced benefits administration clients and internally administered employers from a single benefits administration platform/provider.”

“Employers and brokers need a solution that is compliant and flexible. They are actively seeking an organization like Empyrean to provide technology and services that are tailored to their environment and needs.” stated John Hettinger, Director of Product Strategy and Development. This product is currently being implemented for existing and new clients of Empyrean, as well as broker partners. A briefing on the solution can be found on our website.

About Empyrean
Founded in 2007, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is a leading provider of technology and services for managing large and middle-market employers’ health and benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, and a range of other plan administration services to three distinct markets: employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. The company’s open systems approach brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with the market’s leading domain experts. This agile business solution drives greater value to employers and employees during increasing market uncertainty by giving them an unprecedented level of flexibility, through best-of-breed integration of other software and service providers. Empyrean’s founders are former principals with some of the country’s largest benefits administration service providers.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Completes $41 Million Capital Raise

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

FTV Capital leads financing to support platform expansion and continued growth.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions (Empyrean), one of the fastest growing benefits technology and service firms in the U.S., today announced that it has completed a $41 million capital raise. The growth equity investment was led by FTV Capital and included existing investors and management. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to help Empyrean build on its position as a leading, independent provider of healthcare and benefits technology to employers, insurance brokers and healthcare exchanges.

“Administering health and welfare benefits in-house has become increasingly complex for employers. Healthcare reform, emerging opportunities around cost control and transparency, and employee demand for self-service are driving demand for a flexible, full-service, web-based benefits platform,” said Chris Winship, partner at FTV Capital and new board member at Empyrean. “After an exhaustive market study, we found Empyrean to be uniquely positioned to serve both employers and brokers as they navigate this rapidly evolving industry. Empyrean’s client-centric approach and highly configurable technology give the company a distinct advantage versus the one-size-fits-all models that competitors offer.”

“Many Fortune 500/1000 companies have partnered with Empyrean to help their employees seamlessly access and manage their health and welfare benefits programs,” said Rich Wolfe, Empyrean founder and CEO. “This new investment will allow Empyrean to dedicate additional resources to extend our product leadership and service/support operations, as well as speed the expansion of our sales efforts.”

“Our partnership with FTV Capital ensures Empyrean will continue to provide innovative solutions that efficiently manage our clients’ needs, while enabling us to take advantage of strategic opportunities given the rapidly changing healthcare environment,” said Empyrean founder and chairman Dave Carlson.

Christopher Tan, principal at FTV Capital, will also join the Empyrean board of directors.
Raymond James acted as financial advisor to Empyrean.

About Empyrean
Founded in 2007, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is a leading provider of technology and services for managing large and middle-market employers’ health and benefits programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, and a range of other plan administration services to three distinct markets: employers, insurance brokers, and healthcare exchanges. The company’s open systems approach brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with the market’s leading domain experts. This agile business solution drives greater value to employers and employees during increasing market uncertainty by giving them an unprecedented level of flexibility, through best-of-breed integration of other software and service providers. Empyrean’s founders are former principals with some of the country’s largest benefits administration service providers.

About FTV Capital
FTV Capital is a growth equity firm with over $1 billion under management that invests in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in four sectors: business services, financial services, payments/transaction processing, and technology. FTV’s experienced team leverages its domain expertise and proven track record in each of these sectors to help motivated management teams accelerate growth. FTV also provides companies with access to its Global Partner Network, a group of the world’s leading enterprises and executives who have helped FTV portfolio companies for more than a decade. Founded in 1998, FTV Capital has invested in 77 portfolio companies across four funds, and has offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit http://www.ftvcapital.com.

Annual Enrollment Soars at Empyrean Benefit Solutions

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Firm experiences a 45% increase in transactions and 35% increase in clients during Annual Enrollment Cycle.

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, one of the fastest growing benefits technology and service firms in the US, has announced a record Annual Enrollment period with 45 percent more transaction volume than last year while maintaining above market performance standards. Empyrean’s web solution is driving self-service usage rates above 85% in aggregate while the call center continues to be a critical service for participants requiring more sophisticated case resolution.

“One of the biggest issues for benefit solutions providers and clients alike is the quality of service provided as demand grows,” said Empyrean COO Colleen Waymel. “We’re proud that with our surge in annual enrollment transactions, Empyrean continues to demonstrate the highest standards of operational excellence, making our benefit administration technology and services that much more attractive to a growing number of employers.”

Over the past five years, Empyrean has grown rapidly as Fortune 500 and middle-market clients have transitioned from some of the industry’s largest providers to obtain greater flexibility and more consistent quality. Internally administered employers looking for advanced technology and supporting services have also been drawn to Empyrean in large numbers for similar reasons.

About Empyrean
Founded in 2007, Empyrean Benefit Solutions is a leading provider of technology and services for managing large and middle-market employers’ health and benefit programs. Empyrean provides enrollment, eligibility management, and a range of other plan management services to three distinct markets: employers, benefit brokerage firms and emerging private health care exchanges which are creating an open market of plan options. The company’s open systems approach brings together the industry’s most advanced benefits technology platform with the market’s leading domain experts. This agile business solution drives greater value to employers and employees during increasing market uncertainty by giving them an unprecedented level of flexibility, through best-of-breed integration of other software and service providers. Empyrean’s founders are former principals with some of the country’s largest benefits administration service providers. Visit