September 24, 2012

Benefitfocus Announces Grand Opening of San Francisco Office

Benefitfocus Release

Leading Benefits Technology Provider to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for West Coast Expansion

**Charleston, S.C.– September 24, 2012 **Benefitfocus, the leading healthcare and benefits technology provider dedicated to helping customers create a better way to manage benefits, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office located at 99 Green Street in San Francisco. To commemorate the event, Benefitfocus will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 for its associates, area business leaders, friends and partners of the company.

Committed to providing its clients with innovative solutions, the company has established itself as a thought leader in the benefits and healthcare technology industry. The BENEFITFOCUS(r) Platform provides employers, individual consumers, insurance carriers and government entities cloud-based technology to shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information.

"I couldn't be more proud or excited about being a part of the growth and achievement of our company," said Ken Poletti, Vice President of Integration and Data Services at Benefitfocus. An associate since the founding in 2000, Poletti along with his family, recently relocated to San Francisco to bring the company's unique culture and unrivalled customer support to clients and prospects in the Bay area. With more than 700 associates across the nation, Benefitfocus is continuing to experience the impressive growth that has taken place over the last 12 years.

"We are expanding our reach to better support our growing list of large employers," commented Benefitfocus' President and CEO Shawn Jenkins. "The changing healthcare market is driving the demand for benefits technology as well as the adoption of our Platform. Several of our largest customers are in California, so we already have a strong base of existing business in the region. Expanding our presence will give us the opportunity to remain at the forefront of the evolving technology market, accelerating the company's growth and bringing us closer to our partners and clients."

The new office is just the first of many developments Benefitfocus has planned to support continuous expansion and innovation. Similar to the environment of its Charleston, S.C. headquarters, San Francisco-based associates will enjoy the waterfront and beautiful parks nearby while working amid the technology, design and fashion districts of the city. Encompassing the core of the Benefitfocus culture that is creative design of cutting-edge technology, the vintage building is surrounded by glass walls that bring in natural light to brighten the space. Every aspect of the workplace is focused on promoting openness, teamwork and imagination while encouraging collaboration and innovative thinking.

"We have always believed that truly great innovation emerges through the collaboration of individuals with diverse ideas, skill sets and backgrounds rather than rigid structure and timelines," commented Andy Howell, Chief Operating Officer at Benefitfocus. "This ribbon cutting will mark an exciting moment in Benefitfocus history. San Francisco is an incredible city that is rich in talent and creativity and provides an attractive place to conduct business. We are thrilled to have found such a fitting work environment for our distinctive culture."

Members of the media are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and interested parties may contact for more information. For current openings and career opportunities at Benefitfocus, visit our Careers page.

**About Benefitfocus
**Benefitfocus is the largest benefits technology provider in the U.S. More than 17 million consumers, 300,000 employers and 60,000 brokers use our cloud-based platform to shop, enroll, manage and exchange all their benefits in one place. From consumer engagement and education to enrollment, communication and billing, Benefitfocus is helping companies find a better way to manage their benefits. For more information, visit