Commitment to challenging the status quo contributes to industry recognition Buffalo, NY, October 24, 2016 – Liazon, operator of the industry-leading private benefits exchange for business, was recently recognized as a Best Place to Work in New York City and Best Place to Work in Insurance, by Crain’s New York Business and Business Insurance, respectively. Liazon’s commitment to challenging the status quo, as reflected through its company culture and services has, once again, led to this noteworthy recognition. “At Liazon, we are continuously working to attract and retain the best employees the benefits space and New York have to offer,” said Alan Cohen, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Liazon. “Our clients consistently rate our exchanges high on employee engagement and satisfaction, and it’s gratifying to know our own employees are equally enamored with all that Liazon has to offer.” Crain’s, along with independent research firm Best Companies Group, recognized Liazon as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” for the third year in a row. This awards program identifies, recognizes, and honors the best employers in New York City who are contributing to the city’s economy and workforce. Companies are evaluated based on the results of a survey on workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics, and employee experiences. For the fourth time, Business Insurance, along with Best Companies Group, recognized Liazon as a “Best Place to Work in Insurance.” The annual feature lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies, and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. The leading employers in the insurance industry are identified through an assessment of company policies, practices, demographics, employee engagement, and employee satisfaction. “Being named on Business Insurance’s list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2016 demonstrates that Liazon has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which in turn benefits their customers,” says Business Insurance publisher Peter Oxner. Liazon, headquartered in Buffalo with an office in New York City, offers employees various perks such as social events and celebrations, office foosball challenges, a sponsored snack commissary, and a fun and inclusive working environment. Employees are encouraged to share their work experience with family and friends through unique events like “Bring Your Parents to Work Day.” Additionally, Liazon’s Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach Committee is dedicated to finding opportunities in the community and providing fundraising opportunities to further enrich and inspire its employees. Most recently, Liazon participated in Global Accessibility Awareness Day, raising awareness about digital accessibility for people with disabilities. On top of the various social and professional development events offered at Liazon, employees get to select their own portfolio of benefits from Liazon’s award-winning Bright Choices® Exchange, with products ranging from pet insurance and telemedicine, to PTO buy-up and identity theft protection. About Liazon Liazon operates the industry-leading private benefits exchanges for businesses across the U.S. Distributed under the name Bright Choices® as well as several privately-labeled brands, Liazon exchanges are online benefits stores that allow employees to personalize their benefits package from a selection of health, dental, vision, life, disability, and a host of other benefits from top national and regional providers. Liazon exchanges enable companies to achieve a benefits strategy that maximizes value for their benefits dollars and helps them attract and retain talent through high employee satisfaction and empowerment. Liazon was acquired by Towers Watson, now Willis Towers Watson, in 2013. To learn more about Liazon exchanges, go to www.liazon.com. About Crain’s New York Business For more than 25 years, Crain’s New York Business has been the award-winning news source for New York’s business leaders, telling the story of the New York economy, while serving as a voice and advocate for the city’s business community. Reporting through the prism of business, Crain’s helps its readers stay on top of the inner workings of New York’s economic and political ecosystem, by uncovering new business opportunities and creating connections with the broader New York business community at our events, online, in print and through our newsletters. For more information on the Best Places to Work in New York City program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkNYC.com About Business Insurance Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. 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