by Jeff Young
Even though WEX Health’s Partner Conference 2018 and Partner Excellence Awards are behind us, I’m still buzzing from the energy and ideas we generated last week during the more than 60 sessions and countless hallway conversations held between partners.
If you made it to Scottsdale this year, I can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your busy schedule to be at our event and for making the most out of the learning opportunities we served up via keynotes, breakout sessions, spotlight sessions, partner panels, our innovation demo stage and our hands-on lab. I look forward to seeing what all this networking and idea-swapping yields in the coming months. (And before we know it, it will be time for next year’s conference in another famously sunny spot—Miami.)
I also want to again congratulate the winners of this year’s Partner Excellence Awards. Recipients were recognized for reaching significant milestones across several areas, including growth, evangelism, leadership, innovation and customer service as well as overall outstanding partner successes. The winners span our partner base, with large to mid-sized health plans, banks, payroll providers, private exchanges and leading third-party administrators representing a breadth of leadership, knowledge and expertise across industries.
The WEX Health Partner Excellence Award categories and winners are:
- Consolidated Admin Services, LLC
- UPMC Health Plan
- Group Dynamic, Inc.
- Kaiser Permanente
- BPAS, Inc.
- Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
- HSA Bank, a Division of Webster Bank
- Administrative Solutions, Inc. (ASi)
- Chard Snyder Benefit Solutions
- Pro-Flex Administrators, LLC
- Associated Bank
- Benefit Strategies, LLC
- Benefitfocus, Inc.
- Rob Hayes, BASIC
New Partner of the Year
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Card Innovation Partner of the Year
- HealthSCOPE Benefits
Billing Partner of the Year
CDH Platform Partner of the Year
- Infinisource Benefit Services
Partner of the Year
- Discovery Benefits, Inc.
During this year’s conference, we also released our first WEX Health Clear Insights Report, with guidance on how employers can play an even greater part in enabling their employees to feel confident about managing their healthcare expenses. To gather these insights, we asked approximately 1,100 American workers questions about their employer-sponsored health insurance, decision-making processes, healthcare spending habits and challenges, and preferred tools for learning about plans, among other topics.