Hodges-Mace CTO Kevin Andrews Named Top 50 Tech Innovator in Employee Benefits Earns Inaugural 2016 Dig|Benefits Award, Presented by Employee Benefit News

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Employee benefits firm Hodges-Mace, LLC congratulates Kevin Andrews, Chief Technology Officer, for winning the 2016 Dig|Benefits Award, presented by Employee Benefit News. Kevin is recognized among the Top 50 Benefit Technology Innovators for 2016 for his work to eliminate the disconnect between employers, employees, and benefits.

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Kevin Andrews, Chief Technology Officer, Hodges-Mace

"Technology is changing how employees, employers, and insurers think about benefit delivery. Over the next 10 years, we will see a consolidation of services, delivered more effectively and efficiently through a single channel and data model," notes Kevin.

Employee benefits firm Hodges-Mace, LLC congratulates Kevin Andrews, Chief Technology Officer, for winning the 2016 Dig|Benefits Award, presented by Employee Benefit News. Kevin is recognized among the Top 50 Benefit Technology Innovators for 2016 for his work to eliminate the disconnect between employers, employees, and benefits. Kevin will be profiled in the May issue of Employee Benefit News. View slideshow here.

Throughout his career, Kevin has introduced industry-leading concepts, and developed innovative technology solutions that empower employees to make smarter benefit decisions. Some of his innovations include:

  • Creation of Animated Interactive Storyboards
  • Predictive Benefit Modeling
  • Avatar Utilizing Artificial Intelligence
  • Paycheck Modeling
  • Integrated Total Compensation Statements

“Technology is rapidly changing the way employees, employers, and insurers think about benefit delivery. Over the next 10 years, we will see a consolidation of services, delivered more effectively and efficiently through a single channel and data model,” Kevin notes. “The end user experience is the next competitive battleground and must be simplified via more connected solutions.”

Presented by Employee Benefit News(EBN), these inaugural awards recognize innovation in the field of employee benefits technology and are granted to employee benefit professionals, HR executives, benefit technology company executives, benefit advisers, brokers and consultants and others who are on the leading-edge of technology development, adoption and deployment.

About Kevin Andrews

Kevin joined Hodges-Mace as Chief Technology Officer in November 2014 and is responsible for the technological advancement and innovation of the company’s systems. Before joining Hodges-Mace, Kevin served as the President and co-founder of SmartBen, a cloud-based technology company in the benefit administration and exchange market.

During his 20+ year career, he has consulted on employee benefit programs and developed communication technology solution for the HR industry. He has worked with well-known brands such as Wynn Casinos, SeaWorld, Cabela’s, and Celgene. He has been a frequent speaker at benefit conferences and HR forums such as SHRM and the Annual Benefits Forum & Expo. He has also been interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) and industry publications for his insight and expertise on HR and benefit technology topics.

About Hodges-Mace

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hodges-Mace, LLC is a leading provider of benefit management software and services. Their portfolio ranges from small-to-mid-size companies and Fortune 500 enterprises in a variety of industries, including education, energy, gaming, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Hodges-Mace is a respected leader in the employee benefits industry and is dedicated to helping employees and employers make smarter benefits decisions through a blend of innovative technologies and intelligent service solutions. Hodges-Mace’s SmartBen platform features industry-leading, innovative technology that empowers employees to make smarter benefit decisions with secure, cloud-based systems that run on any device, reducing barriers between employer, employee, and benefits.

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