BROOKFIELD, Wis., May 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Connecture, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNXR), a provider of web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces, today announced that Steve Cohen will serve as the vice president of sales for Connecture's On Ramp product. Cohen brings more than 25 years of sales management experience working in the fields of health insurance, human resources and employee benefits to the company.
In his new role, Cohen will draw on his experience helping customers utilize technology to streamline the administration of benefits and gain an advantage in the ongoing competition to attract and keep top talent. As vice president of sales, he will oversee sales teams serving customers for On Ramp – a robust, secure and time-tested online benefits marketplace.
"The private exchange market is evolving rapidly and presents brokerages and employee benefits consultants with many questions that are unique to their businesses and which cannot be addressed with generic answers," said Grant Hoffman, vice president and general manager, private exchanges, at Connecture. "Steve is uniquely qualified to help brokers create a winning private exchange strategy that is realistic, reflects a deep understanding of human resources, and provides them with the features and functionality they need to create new opportunities to generate revenue and provide new levels of service."
Cohen joins Connecture from BenefitMall, a provider of employee benefits, human resources and payroll products and services, where he served as senior vice president of sales. Prior to joining BenefitMall, Steve served as the regional vice president of sales at TriNet, a cloud-based provider of HR services. Earlier in his career, he held sales leadership positions at Advantec, Ceridian and Ultimate Software.
At Connecture, Steve will report to William Spehr, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
"Each year more than 20 million Americans shop for health insurance on Connecture's platforms, which empower even first-time recipients of coverage to make sound decisions," said Cohen. "That track record of success is important, but for the brokers it's equally imperative that they work with a technology provider that does not sell directly to the same employers they serve. Connecture offers the independence, technology acumen and keen understanding of how carriers, employers and government agencies work that brokers need in an exchange partner. We have a real opportunity to move the industry forward that I look forward to being a part of."
Connecture (Nasdaq:CNXR) is a leading web-based consumer shopping, enrollment and retention platform for health insurance distribution. Connecture offers a personalized health insurance shopping experience that recommends the best fit insurance plan based on an individual's preferences, health status, preferred providers, medications and expected out-of-pocket costs. Connecture's customers are health insurance marketplace operators such as health plans, brokers and exchange operators, who must distribute health insurance in a cost-effective manner to a growing number of insured consumers. Connecture's solutions automate key functions in the health insurance distribution process, allowing its customers to price and present plan options accurately to consumers and efficiently enroll, renew and manage plan members.
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