BeniComp Vision

To develop the future of health insurance as a health solution.

BeniComp Mission

To create innovative health insurance products that result in positive health change.

Spanning Three Generations

In 1962, Don Short started Short Associates, Inc. in Leo, Indiana as a sales organization providing Life and Health products, and later Property and Casualty services. Doug Short and his brother joined the business with their father in 1980, and Julie and Lindsay joined in 2009 and 2013 respectively.

 

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Donald L. Short

Founder

 

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Douglas J. Short

President

 

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Julie (Short) Ramer

Director of Account Management

 

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Lindsay (Short) Wojnarowski

Director of Communications

The Beginning

With Doug's primary focus being group medical insurance, he desired to grow the business by focusing on the administration of group medical products, so he and his father branded the health division as BeniComp, Inc. (abbreviated for "benefits" and "compensation"). In 1990, BeniComp continued its growth and became licensed to provide comprehensive Third-Party Administrative services for self-funded clients. Around 1995, BeniComp became a national third party administrator and launched a new executive medical reimbursement product called BeniComp Select. BeniComp is also the exclusive supplemental wellness and executive medical reimbursement administrator for three national insurance companies: Pan-American Life, Unified Life, and National Guardian Life.

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Patent-Pending Wellness Product

In the early 2000s, BeniComp moved its home office to Fort Wayne, Indiana and developed a wellness product, called "BeniComp Advantage," to add to its administrative services. This patent-pending product has received state Department of Insurance approval for sales distribution in most of the 50 states. BeniComp Advantage (BCA) links to employers and health plans (both fully-insured and self-funded) in order to encourage healthy lifestyle change among employees. BCA does this by implementing monetary incentives – at the deductible or premium level – that serve as motivation for employees to take control of their lifestyle and eliminate controllable claims from their employer’s health plan altogether. Combining knowledge of one’s personal markers with experienced preventive coaching and customized resources and tools is where BCA’s clients see great success and ROI.

BeniComp Advantage can be offered as an integrated product with IncentiCare, or as a stand alone product in conjunction with any other TPA or carrier.

Learn more about BeniComp Advantage

Secure, Online Wellness Portal

In the early 2010s, BeniComp ventured into the central Florida market adding a presence in Tampa. In 2013, BeniComp launched its first wellness portal, PULSE, allowing participants to access screening results and receive actionable health information to achieve lifestyle goals. With the launch of PULSE, BeniComp has been able to interact more frequently with clients, as well as the general public, by offering healthy recipes, exercise ideas, and researched health information.
 
In 2014, PULSE developed an app for both iPhone and Android allowing participants to have on-the-go access to personal, secure information. Participants also have the ability to track food consumption, physical activity, sleep progress, and mood.
 

The Future of Health Insurance

In 2014, BeniComp reached new heights as BeniComp Insurance Company. Taking decades worth of experience, BeniComp now offers TPAs a full ecosystem of innovative products, including our most powerful product ever: IncentiCare. Short for "incentives" and "healthcare", IncentiCare is a preventive insurance product that is built around the concept that "the future of health insurance is a health solution." 

Learn more about IncentiCare

National Recognition

BeniComp has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Employee Benefit News, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Medscape and other publications for its innovative approach in providing solutions. BeniComp has been awarded the Best Business Practice of the Year by SHRM in 2007. Most recently, BeniComp Advantage won the Platinum award as a Fit Friendly employer from the American Heart Association, furthering our mission of wellness.

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