Charleston, S.C. – December 11, 2012
– Benefitfocus, the nation’s leading healthcare and benefits technology provider, was joined today by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley as the company unveiled a new Design and Engineering Building
on its Daniel Island campus. The new 80,000-square-foot facility can accommodate 475 associates at capacity, adding to the company’s 68,000-square-foot corporate headquarters. Along with the grand opening of this multi-million dollar investment, Benefitfocus announced its plans to add 300 new software engineering and professional jobs in South Carolina over the next 24 months.
“It is great to be here with Benefitfocus and a great day in South Carolina,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “The founders of Benefitfocus, Shawn Jenkins and Mason Holland, constantly say that it is their associates that make them good. In my mind it's the companies that make us great and Benefitfocus is one of the reasons that we have become the ‘it’ state in South Carolina.”
Founded in 2000, Benefitfocus has experienced steady growth in response to the accelerating demand for cloud-based benefits management technology. Since the Charleston-based software company moved its corporate headquarters from Mount Pleasant to the Daniel Island campus in October 2006, it has more than doubled the number of associates. Benefitfocus currently has more than 700 associates in offices in Greenville, S.C., Tulsa, Okla. and San Francisco.
A long-time supporter of Benefitfocus, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley shared in the excitement at the ribbon cutting commented, “Today is a wonderful signal of phenomenal growth of Benefitfocus, our community and our economy. I’d like to congratulate this group of smart, motivated associates who are committed to excel and committed to achieve.”
Benefitfocus continuously invests in recruiting top talent to support their growing client list of large employers, top insurance carriers and government entities and its mission to deliver superior technology solutions for healthcare and benefits management. More than 18 million members and 300,000 employers use the BENEFITFOCUS® Platform
to shop, enroll, manage and exchange all their benefits in one place.
“Our super-talented team of software engineers is truly dedicated to the special work they do and solving the complex issues software design presents,” stated Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus President and CEO. “We are engineering a better way for companies to manage benefits, and raising the interaction in a social workplace like this is just the beginning in creating the best place to work for the best minds in the country.”