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.”
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.