The Standard Partners with Ease to Offer and Manage Primary & Worksite Plans

The insurer will become Ease’s newest EaseConnect+ partner, allowing brokers to submit enrollment data directly to The Standard.

(Willamette River waterfront, Portland, Oregon, home of The Standard.)

The Standard (Portland, Ore.), a century-old provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals, has entered into a strategic partnership with Ease, a San Francisco-based HR and benefits software solution for small businesses, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers. The partnership aims to make it easier for brokers and employers to offer and manage The Standard’s dental, vision, disability, life, AD&D and supplemental plans, according to a joint statement.

“We’re excited to partner with Ease to enable The Standard’s products on EaseConnect+,” comments Dayna Kirk, AVP Voluntary Business Development, The Standard. “The Standard is committed to creating strategic partnerships and integrations with select BenAdmin providers. We look forward to providing valuable services to our shared customers.”

David Reid, CEO and co-founder of Ease.

The Standard reports that it is focused on helping its clients stay on top of trends in BenAdmin technology and to create easier integration with its products and services through partnerships with BenAdmin platforms. The company says its goal is to provide seamless benefits administration and improved member experiences for their clients through these partnerships.

Through the announced partnership, The Standard will become Ease’s newest EaseConnect+ partner, allowing brokers to submit enrollment data directly to The Standard. As part of the agreement, Ease will fully setup and maintain this connection for brokers.

Faster, Easier, More Efficient Enrollment Experience

“Brokers will now be able to offer a faster, easier and more efficient enrollment experience for businesses interested in offering one of the most trusted companies in group insurance,” comments David Reid, CEO and co-founder, Ease. “With this partnership, small and medium-size businesses can now easily take advantage of The Standard’s benefits for their employees.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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