Spectrum Equity-Backed Ease Combines with Employee Navigator

Employee Navigator + Ease

BETHESDA, Md.-- Employee Navigator, the leading benefits administration and HR software solution for insurance brokers and employers, today announced the acquisition of Ease, the leading broker centric HR and benefits software solution for small businesses. The combined company will support over 150,000 businesses, more than 4,000 insurance brokers, a marketplace of 300 integrated partners and over 13 million employees in the U.S., making it one of the largest benefits administration and HR platforms in the country.

The acquisition will help accelerate the modernization of benefits administration for brokers, employers, and the broader insurance ecosystem. Employee Navigator Founder and CEO, George Reese, will be the CEO of the combined company. “The combination of Ease with Employee Navigator’s industry leading integrations will drive tremendous value for brokers and HR managers,” said George Reese. “As a single company, we will continue our strategy to help every business in the U.S. offer their employees a Fortune 500 set of benefits by providing the largest agnostic marketplace of integrated partners in the industry.”

The two products will continue to operate separately but over time many of Ease’s features will be incorporated into Employee Navigator’s platform over time, creating a more compelling product for insurance brokers. “Our goal has always been to increase the insured population and lower insurance costs over the long-term and this acquisition puts us in a position to do that while also helping our customers scale their businesses as brokers, HR departments and the broader ecosystem digitize their operations,” said George Reese.

Organizations are rapidly leveraging technology to streamline HR and benefits processes into a single portal, reduce costs, and make insurance more accessible to employees. Employee Navigator and Ease are committed to delivering innovation and value to organizations navigating those transformations. “Employee Navigator and Ease have an incredible opportunity to build the benefits administration and HR platform of the future,” said David Reid, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder of Ease. “We founded Ease to provide simple technology for the benefits and HR needs of small businesses. Together, we can offer our customers the long-term solution they need for their businesses. Employee Navigator’s acquisition of Ease will help advance our shared visions of accelerating the adoption of modern technology products across the employee benefits and HR markets for companies of all sizes.”

About Employee Navigator

Employee Navigator is a rapidly growing benefits administration and HR software provider with offices in Bethesda, MD, Frederick, MD and Salt Lake City, UT. The company currently works with more than 3,000 industry-leading brokers, providing benefits administration and HR products to over 75,000 companies and 9 million employees. Employee Navigator has also been named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post for the last five years. For more information, head to

About Ease

Ease is an online benefits enrollment system built for insurance brokers and employers. Ease makes it simple to set up and manage benefits, onboard new hires, stay compliant, and offer employees one destination for all their human resources information. Ease is among the most widely adopted, fastest growing solutions for brokers and employers with more than 75,000 employers managing over 3.5 million employees. For more information, head to

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