Oswald Companies Launches Empower With Oswald Benefits Technology Platform

Maxwell Health Powers Cutting-Edge Technology Platform for SMBs and Employees

CLEVELAND – May 11, 2016 – Oswald Companies, one of the largest independent employee benefits practices in the U.S., has announced the launch of Empower With Oswald, an employee benefits technology platform and innovative marketplace.

Powered by Maxwell Health, Oswald clients have access to a customized benefits storefront where employees can enroll in all their benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, and financial benefits such as HRA/HSA/FSA. Maxwell’s comprehensive HR and benefits administration system supports complex benefit strategies and integrates with leading payroll solutions for streamlined HR processes.

“Our HR Partners wake up each day wondering what rules, policies and challenges will detour their strategic plan,” says Denise Mirtich, Oswald’s Leader for Informatics and Technology Solutions. “Helping to manage the burden of transactional HR – benefit enrollment and benefit communication – as well as transforming our clients’ data into strategic plans and action, are both critical deliverables of our relationship.”

Mirtich added, “Our team is thrilled to share this affordable, visually smart and easy-to-use platform with our clients.”

The platform’s intuitive shopping interface makes it simple for employees to choose benefits for themselves and their families. After enrollment, employees are able to access their benefits through a mobile app (available on iOS and Android) that includes virtual insurance ID cards, a turnkey wellness program to incentivize healthy actions, and convenient access to support for health and benefits-related questions.

“For 123 years, businesses in Ohio and across the country have trusted Oswald Companies to solve their toughest problems,” said Veer Gidwaney, CEO and Co-Founder at Maxwell Health. “Their team is absolutely best-in-class at what they do, and their vision for a better employee benefit experience is completely aligned with ours. We’re honored to be a part of their evolution as a company, and so excited for what we can accomplish together.”

“Finding ways to make our HR Partners’ lives easier – and making our clients’ businesses better remains a focus of everything we do to improve the total reward experience for our partners,” said Robert J. Klonk, Chief Executive Officer, Oswald Companies. “Together, through our partnership with Maxwell Heath, we continue our mission of empowering our clients and their employees with the knowledge, tools and support they count on.”

About Maxwell Health

Maxwell Health is a technology platform and innovative marketplace solution that makes benefits and HR simple. Maxwell streamlines the administration of benefits, human resources, and payroll for HR administrators, and its beautiful, modern experience makes it easy for employees to choose and use their benefits, helping them achieve better health and financial security. Leading benefits advisors and insurance carriers partner with Maxwell to deliver a state-of-the-art benefits and HR experience for small-to-mid-size employers and their employees. To learn more about Maxwell Health, please visit www.maxwellhealth.com.

About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms and a proud member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately-held insurance brokers. Oswald helps individuals and businesses identify, reduce and manage their risks through cross-functional business units: property and casualty, employee benefits and health management services, personal client management, retirement plan services and life insurance. Their risk management professionals service and support the needs of employers throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Learn more at www.OswaldCompanies.com.

For more information, contact:

Denise Mirtich
Leader for Informatics and Technology Solutions, Oswald Companies
216.649.7786
dmirtich@oswaldcompanies.com