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Benz Communications

August 29, 2012 11:30 ET

Benz Communications Ranked #534 on 2012 Inc. 5000

Award-Winning Benefits Communication Firm Ranked #9 in HR

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - Benz Communications today announced that it is ranked #534 on the 2012 Inc. 5000, #9 in HR, and #25 in San Francisco. Benz Communications is a leading HR and benefits communication strategy boutique.

As detailed in the Inc. Benz Communications Company Overview, Benz Communications increased revenues 718% to $2.2 million from $269,852 over the three-year period 2008-2011, grew employees to 17, and established its HR/benefits industry-wide reputation by sharing expertise on their blog, in industry trade press, and through speaking engagements.

"We're delighted to be recognized among the country's fastest-growing companies. We're passionate about our team, our clients and our work: helping employers educate their people about critically important topics like health care and retirement," stated Jennifer Benz, Benz Communications founder and CEO.

Jen, a former Hewitt Associates consultant, founded Benz Communications in 2006. Since then, Benz Communications has evolved into a "small giant" that successfully competes against the "Big Three" global insurance and outsourcing companies (e.g., Aon Hewitt, Mercer, and Towers Watson). Clients include Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and Fortune 500 companies. Benz Communications also offers a series of toolkits and products to help small and mid-size employers educate their employees about their health and financial benefits. Benz Communications recently launched Bento, an out-of-the-box benefits website solution. Bento incorporates Benz Communications' signature approach to creating fully customized benefits websites, based on its work with leading-edge large employers and brokers serving small and mid-size employers. 

Benz Communications' success is due in large part to leading the charge for adoption of new, more effective communication techniques and tools, including social media and mobile devices. Benz Communications was the first company to actively promote the use of social media for benefits communication and published a detailed how-to toolkit in 2010. Jen is recognized throughout the HR and benefits industry as a vocal proponent of investing in benefits communication and educating employees and their family members. She's widely quoted in industry publications (e.g., Employee Benefit News, Society for Human Resource Management Online and Human Resource Executive), speaks frequently at HR, benefits and health insurance provider conferences, and is the program chair for HR Executive's new Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. 

Examples of Benz Communications' approach to benefits communication -- practicing what they preach and giving HR/benefits managers what they need to improve benefits program success -- may be found on their website, blog,  Twitter feed and Facebook page.

The Inc. 5000 are the nation's most successful private companies, ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. Businesses named to the Inc. 5000 list must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, independent companies. Revenue in 2007 must have been at least $100,000, and revenue in 2010 must have been at least $2 million. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 370,000 jobs in the last three years, making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy.

About Benz Communications
Benz Communications is a benefits communications strategy boutique creating integrated employee benefits campaigns for employers committed to nurturing high-performing and satisfied employees. Benz Communications' clients include Fortune 500 companies and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Benz Communications also offers Bento, an out-of-the-box benefits website solution, and innovative toolkits and products to help small and mid-size companies educate employees about health and financial benefits. Additional information about Benz Communications may be found at

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