Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser’s Technology Innovator Awards recognize the individuals who are driving such technologies and making these innovations possible. After poring through dozens of nominations from EBN and EBA readers, editors consulted with industry experts and called on their own field of knowledge to choose this year’s award recipients. Eric Schuchman, head of product management for the Gusto benefits team, has been recognized for leading the charge to bring new benefit account capabilities to Gusto – a provider of payroll, benefits and HR to more than 40,000 small businesses.
As published by EBN, employee benefits are no longer predictable. Visionaries and entrepreneurs are using technology to disrupt the industry, creating new offerings for employees — think healthy food management and reducing student loan debt — and payroll and administrative solutions to remove as many burdens as possible for overworked employers. Meanwhile, benefit executives are working smarter by using leading-edge tech to increase engagement, help employees understand their benefits and drive down healthcare costs.
Under Schuchman's leadership, Gusto is leading the charge to deliver health benefit accounts that streamline the entire consumer healthcare funding experience. All of Gusto's benefit account offerings (HSAs, FSAs, HRAs and others) are managed in one place, with a single debit card payment solution, mobile application, and sophisticated and integrated electronic banking technology. This gives employees an easy way to enroll, plus an account they can access any time.