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Ease, a San Francisco-based provider of an HR and benefits software solution for SMBs, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers, has announced partnership with Beam Dental, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup that styles itself a next-generation provider of dental insurance for small and medium-sized businesses. Beam will become Ease’s newest partner on EaseConnect+, a solution for enhanced SMB carrier connectivity.
“Our team is excited to partner with Beam and we look forward to offering this opportunity to our brokers,” comments David Reid, CEO, Ease. “One of our goals is to bring carrier connectivity to businesses with as few as two employees. Our connection with Beam will help us continue to grow towards this goal.”
As an EaseConnect+ partner, Ease will fully setup and maintain a connection for brokers, as well as securely submit enrollment information, adds, terms, and changes directly to Beam. As a result, brokers will be able to offer a faster, easier, and more efficient enrollment experience for small businesses looking to take advantage of Beam’s unique benefits, Ease says.
Beam’s core differentiator within the dental insurance industry is Beam Perks—a biannual subscription including a smart, connected toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss shipped directly to members at no additional cost. The better a group brushes, the more money they can save on premiums at renewal. Paired with Beam’s dental plans, Beam Perks aims to improve dental health and lowers cost for members and employers over time.
“Ease has built a really compelling system that many of our top brokers prefer to use as their home base for managing benefits,” comments Alex Frommeyer, CEO and Co-Founder, Beam Dental. “Beam is excited to be partnering with Ease to deliver our best-in-class dental and ancillary product experience to all Ease users.”