TouchPoints: The Empyrean Blog

5 Ways Benefits Administration Technology Enables HR Benefits Risk Management

December 8th, 2017

Staying ahead of risks is a critical priority for HR leaders, but ever-evolving regulations and shifting complexities make it challenging. Concerns can quickly spiral into major issues that are costly and time-consuming to resolve – but smarter solutions will help you take a more proactive approach to human resources risk management.

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ACA Update: How the GOP’s Tax Bill Will Impact Obamacare

December 1st, 2017

2017 has seen numerous attempts at repealing, replacing, or otherwise weakening the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite executive orders and several alternatives from members of Congress, Republican leaders were previously unable to implement changes to the landmark health care law. However, that has changed with the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a major bill that recently cleared the Senate.

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The Houston Business Journal has spotlighted Empyrean’s new headquarters

Houston Business Journal Highlights Empyrean’s New Houston Office

November 21st, 2017

The Houston Business Journal has spotlighted Empyrean’s new headquarters in a recent article.

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Increasing Benefits Engagement: Five Ways Technology Can Improve Employees’ Benefits Connection and Satisfaction

November 13th, 2017

Fostering year-round engagement with your offering is a critical component of successful benefits strategies – but inspiring employee engagement can prove extremely challenging for employers to achieve alone. In an increasingly consumer-driven benefits environment, it is essential that you have the right technology, tools, and support readily accessible to encourage engagement and empower employees to confidently interact with their benefits.

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Decision Support: How Benefits Administration Technology Enables Employees to Better Understand Their Coverage and Costs

October 23rd, 2017

Benefits administration technology is reshaping the way employees engage with their benefits – and decision support tools are a significant factor driving this change. To accommodate the needs of a diverse workforce, however, HR leaders must consider the quality and context of the resources they leverage.

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Energize Your Annual Enrollment: Five Tips to Engage, Educate, and Enable Your Employees for a Better Benefit Experience

September 28th, 2017

Annual enrollment (AE) is approaching fast. For all the time and effort HR teams dedicate to this yearly event, however, many employees remain disinterested or anxious when it comes to shopping for their benefits. How can you and your team ensure a successful annual enrollment?

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Empyrean Ranked as a Top Houston-Area Software Developer for the Second Year in a Row

September 22nd, 2017

The Houston Business Journal has named Empyrean as one of Houston’s largest business-to-business software developers for the second year in a row.

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Health Savings Accounts: Combining HSAs and Technology to Drive Greater Value to Your HDHP

September 21st, 2017

In response to rising pressures, many employers are turning to high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to meet the needs of both their businesses and employees. Combined with an health savings account (HSA), an HDHP can prove to be a mutually beneficial option for both businesses and workers, but your success is dependent on how these options are strategically approached and supported.

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High Performance Networks: Leveraging Benefits Administration Technology to Support ACOs and Narrow Network Plans

September 13th, 2017

As the cost of coverage continues to rise, employers are expected to increasingly turn to high performance networks – or HPNs – to offer competitively priced protection and care. Though HPNs may bring financial advantages, however, simply adding these types of plans to your benefits packages is not enough to shift workers’ mindsets and garner significant adoption.

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Empyrean Named to the Inc. 5000 List for the 5th Year in a Row

August 17th, 2017

Empyrean was named to the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth year in a row. Fewer than a tenth of Inc. 5000 honorees achieve five years on the list – We’re proud of our growth over the course of our ten year history.

To make the list, companies must meet certain revenue requirements and be independent, privately held, for-profit, and U.S. based.

We are thrilled to be on the list again, and happy to be in good company with 184 other Houston-based companies. Houston Business Journal provided a nice synopsis of the Houston-area and Texas-based accomplishments of the Inc. 5000 list.

For more information, visit Inc. 5000 at

Empyrean Ranked as One of Houston’s Fastest Growing Companies for the Second Year in a Row

July 20th, 2017

The Houston Business Journal has honored Empyrean as one of Houston’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row.

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2017 Employee Benefit Trends Report

June 26th, 2017

Results from this year’s Empyrean Annual Enrollment survey indicates HR leaders’ growing interest in consumer-driven plans, as well as the need to maintain strategic control to adapt to rapid business changes.

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Empyrean’s Rich Wolfe Wins an Owler 2017 Top Rated CEO Award

May 30th, 2017

Empyrean CEO and Co-Founder Rich Wolfe has been named one of the year’s top rated CEOs by

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Exposing the Top 5 Myths about Outsourcing Benefits Administration

May 25th, 2017

More and more employers are exploring automated solutions to address the increasingly complex challenges of administering their employee health and welfare benefits programs. Today, 6 in 10 employers feel overwhelmed by the increasing complexity of their benefits program management.1 However, some HR teams hesitate outsourcing these functions due to five common myths and misconceptions.

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Outsourcing Benefits Administration: Are You Ready?

May 22nd, 2017

Whether outsourcing your benefits administration for the first time or making the switch to a new vendor, it’s important to consider your current and future responsibilities and goals alongside your internal capabilities. Which route best aligns with your benefit needs and challenges?

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Empyrean Benefit Solutions Celebrates Strong Growth to Kick Off 2017

Empyrean Benefit Solutions Celebrates Strong Growth to Kick Off 2017

May 10th, 2017

Today Empyrean announced a record start in 2017 revenue, continuing the company’s strong progress from the end of 2016. Record new client additions, high customer retention, and the successful entry into the small/mid-size business (SMB) market confirm the benefits administration technology and services firm is meeting and exceeding employers’ increasingly complex demands for smarter, more innovative solutions.

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House Republicans Narrowly Pass Obamacare Repeal Bill

House Republicans Narrowly Pass Obamacare Repeal Bill

May 5th, 2017

After a failed attempt back in March, a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has passed in the House. The bill now moves on to seek Senate approval, where more changes are likely headed its way.

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Empyrean CEO and Co-Founder Rich Wolfe Named a 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

May 4th, 2017

For the third year in a row, Rich Wolfe has received this prestigious recognition for his vision and determination in leading Empyrean to year-over-year success.

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Traditional Benefit Offering, Private Exchange, or Hybrid Strategy: Which is Right for Your Workforce?

Traditional Benefit Offering, Private Exchange, or Hybrid Strategy: Which is Right for Your Workforce?

April 10th, 2017

Today HR can utilize a traditional benefits administration offering, marketplace or private exchange, or – with the support of a modern technology platform – implement both simultaneously to execute a hybrid strategy. But each organization faces unique challenges, meaning no strategy is a one-size-fits-all. To determine the right fit, employers must carefully consider strategic and technological options alongside their current and future needs – and also determine their employees’ needs as benefit consumers.

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Empyrean CEO Rich Wolfe Wins EBN’s Technology Innovator Award

April 5th, 2017

Employee Benefit News has named Empyrean CEO and Co-Founder Rich Wolfe one of the top 21 innovators shaping the benefits technology landscape today.

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