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Our Story

Everybody's got a story. Ours started with the realization that benefits management needed a face lift - and a burning desire to improve the process for our clients. What's your story? We're all ears.

EBS IN THE NEWS

It gives us great pride and pleasure to announce that Candice Slowik has been promoted to Director of Operations with Employee Benefit Services of Maryland. Candice has demonstrated an unwavering ability to effectively manage large areas of our business, including staff and outside vendors alike. This promotion and title change addresses the expansion of her duties with EBS over the last several years and more aptly encapsulates her role within the organization today. Congratulations, Candice!

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Employee Benefit Services of Maryland Earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification

Baltimore, Maryland - Employee Benefit Services of Maryland is proud to be Certified by Great Place to Work® for the first time. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at EBS. This year EBS scored 37 points higher than the average U.S. company.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

"Great Place to Work Certification isn't something that comes easily - it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. "It's the only official recognition determined by employees' real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Employee Benefit Services of Maryland is one of the best companies to work for in the country."

We are thrilled to become Great Place to Work-Certified. We are so proud of the culture we have been able to build here, and it is all because of our amazing staff." said Candice Slowik, Director of Culture and Communication. "We owe our continued success to our team of dedicated employees at EBS. We celebrate and thank them for all they do to earn this incredible recognition.?

At EBS, we support the balance between work and home so employees can be healthier, happier and more productive. With options to work from home and set their own schedule, EBS employees have every opportunity to create a healthy, balanced life. Flexible work schedules allow our employees to benefit from many things that aren't common in other workplaces, such as the ability to meet life responsibilities without fear of questions, setting the tone for their day by avoiding stresses of rush hour and feeling personal control over their environment.

According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company's profits and have a fair chance at promotion.

WE'RE HIRING!

Looking to grow your career at a company that puts its people first? Visit our careers page at www.ebs-md.com/careers

ABOUT EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SERVICES OF MARYLAND

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.

About Great Place to Work Certification

Great Place to Work® Certification is the most definitive "employer-of-choice" recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience - specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Employee Benefit Services of Maryland, Inc. Named in Business Insurance's Annual

Best Places to Work in Insurance

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

Baltimore, Maryland, September 1, 2021 - Employee Benefit Services of Maryland, Inc. (https://www.ebs-md.com/about-us) today announced it has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

"THE CULTURE AT EBS IS BUILT UPON THE SHARED UNDERSTANDING THAT IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN A SUCCESSFUL WORKFORCE, WE MUST ENCOURAGE AND VALUE EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING IN AND OUT OF THE WORKPLACE. AT EBS, WE SUPPORT THE BALANCE BETWEEN WORK AND HOME, SO EMPLOYEES CAN BE HEALTHIER, HAPPIER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE."

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction.

The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. This year's report features 100 companies of various sizes, from 25 employees to more than 4,000.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies will be unveiled in the November issue of Business Insurance and online at BusinessInsurance.com.

Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. With information for risk managers, insurers, brokers and other providers of insurance products and services, Business Insurance delivers in-depth analysis on new and emerging risks, case studies of successful programs, market intelligence on trends, and guidance on how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges.

In addition to a monthly print magazine, Business Insurance provides essential news via its website, BusinessInsurance.com; daily and weekly e-newsletters; and breaking news via email news alerts. To subscribe, please contact Business Insurance at info@businessinsurance.com.

 Best Companies Group works with partners to establish "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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This Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

Baltimore, MD, September 24, 2018 - http://www.ebs-md.com/about-us today announced it has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

"THE CULTURE AT EBS IS BUILT UPON THE SHARED UNDERSTANDING THAT IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN A SUCCESSFUL WORKFORCE, WE MUST ENCOURAGE AND VALUE EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING IN AND OUT OF THE WORKPLACE. AT EBS, WE SUPPORT THE BALANCE BETWEEN WORK AND HOME, SO EMPLOYEES CAN BE HEALTHIER, HAPPIER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE."

"Being named to Business Insurance's list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2018 demonstrates that Employee Benefit Services of Maryland has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which benefits their customers and the employers' financial performance," says Business Insurance Publisher Peter Oxner.

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction.

The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. This year's report features 75 companies of various sizes, from 25 employees to more than 4,000.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies will be unveiled as a sponsored content supplement in the November issue of Business Insurance and online at BusinessInsurance.com.

Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. With information for risk managers, insurers, brokers and other providers of insurance products and services, Business Insurance delivers in-depth analysis on new and emerging risks, case studies of successful programs, market intelligence on trends, and guidance on how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges.

In addition to a monthly print magazine, Business Insurance provides essential news via its website, BusinessInsurance.com; daily and weekly e-newsletters; and breaking news via email news alerts. To subscribe, please contact Business Insurance at info@businessinsurance.com.

Best Companies Group works with partners to establish "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

 

EBS is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement 

Baltimore, Maryland (May 23, 2018) - Employee Benefit Services of Maryland, Inc. has been named one of Inc. magazine's Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication's third annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. 

Hitting newsstands today in the June 2018 issue, and as part of a prominent inc.com feature, the award is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits! Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies. 

Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts at Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE, Inc.'s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent. 

What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it's more than good pay and good perks - it's also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes them all work together. 

"THE CULTURE AT EBS IS BUILT UPON THE SHARED UNDERSTANDING THAT IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN A SUCCESSFUL WORKFORCE, WE MUST ENCOURAGE AND VALUE EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING IN AND OUT OF THE WORKPLACE. AT EBS, WE SUPPORT THE BALANCE BETWEEN WORK AND HOME, SO EMPLOYEES CAN BE HEALTHIER, HAPPIER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE."

The 2018 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants based on benefits offered and employees' responses to a unique 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. 

While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop: 

- Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance. 

- Workers at the best companies aren't mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad-be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges. 

- When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement. 

"By including an employee survey into this year's Best Workplaces selection process, we've really raised the bar. Companies that don't score at the very top of their peer group don't make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that's not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves." says James Ledbetter, Inc. editor-in-chief. 

About EBS 

EBS was founded and established in 2012 by Leo Gallagher and Ryan Sullivan, Managing Partners. As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is providing clients with access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability and other insurance products. We help navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline processes, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep clients proactive by advising them and providing solutions to meet ERISA and ACA requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect their bottom line by providing financially-focused strategic planning, cost containment strategies and risk management. We back this all up with incredible customer service for our clients every step of the way. 

About Inc. Media 

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age's "The A-List" in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/

About Quantum Workplace 

Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com

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EBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Bohonowicz as Partner!  Since Ben started at EBS, he has held an active role on our leadership team and has made a significant impact on the success of our organization. He is an intelligent, eloquent and influential leader who will continue to serve as a valuable member of the leadership team. Not only is Ben extremely knowledgeable in the insurance industry, but he sincerely loves what he does every day. Nothing puts a bigger smile on his face than making a client happy! Ben provides exceptional customer service to our clients, which has helped EBS get to where we are now. Through his innovative ideas, enthusiasm and dedication to the growth of our firm, we are confident that Ben will continue to assist in leading EBS forward for many years to come.

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We are excited to announce that EBS has won the CEO Report's Corporate Culture Award! This award honors top companies that recognize the value of building a creative and collaborative work environment. At EBS we believe a great company culture is built upon the shared understanding that in order to sustain a healthy and successful workforce, the organization must encourage the importance of employee well-being in and out of the workplace. Thank you to all our employees who continue to make EBS's culture the unique and supportive environment it is!

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Awards and Councils

  • 2022 Great Place to Work Certified
  • Business Insurance Best Places to Work 2021
  • INC. MAGAZINES 2018 BEST WORKPLACES
  • CEOReport Corporate Culture Award 2018
  • Business Insurance Best Places to Work 2018
  • SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award 2015
  • CareFirst Elite Broker
  • UnitedHealthcare United Advantage Gold Broker
  • Cigna Platinum Broker
  • Mutual of Omaha Platinum Producer
  • Guardian Preferred Gold Broker
  • Aetna Premium Producer
  • Clarity Benefit Solutions Elite Broker
  • CareFirst Broker Council
  • CareFirst Producer Advisory Council
  • UnitedHealthcare Broker Council
  • Cigna's Broker Viewpoint
  • Freshbenies Broker Advisory Board
  • Clarity Benefit Solutions Broker Council

Organizations EBS Supports

  • Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore
  • Start Up Maryland
  • Brewers Association of Maryland
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Sons of Italy
  • Susan G Komen
  • YMCA of Fredrick County
  • Launch Annapolis

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.