Longfellow Benefits/Advisors Named One of Boston's Best Places to Work


Longfellow Benefits is honored by Boston Business Journal as one of the top places to work in Boston! The award is based upon employee feedback solicited by a survey. There are three categories - small, medium, and large companies - and only twenty-five companies per category receive the honor. Longfellow was recognized on June 11th at the awards breakfast.

BOSTON, May 7--Preaching the gospel of wellness to clients is one thing; practicing it yourself is another. Longfellow Benefits, a 30-person Boston employee benefits consultant, does both.

The firm offers its employees a sophisticated walking program with pre- and postbiometric screenings, health seminars, a walking/running club, and gym reimbursement for those who’ve gone a certain number of times. It even arranged for a massage therapist to come in during stressful crunch times.

The wellness program was one reason why Longfellow Benefits was recently named one of the Boston area’s best employers in the small-employer category (20 - 100 employees) by Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2010. “Talented people are by far our biggest asset,” says Joe Gray, managing principal. “Our very low turnover rate shows it’s good business to invest in them and treat them like family.”

The firm invests heavily in employee education and professional development, paying in full for industry certifications and offering a tuition-reimbursement program. It provides employees with flexibility to balance work, family and life. And the firm sponsors fun events and the opportunity to support good causes like Haitian relief with money and deeds. Longfellow Benefits also provides a robust package of traditional benefits, including group long-term-care insurance.

Employees of nominated companies completed a detailed survey covering work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation and benefits. An overall score was calculated for each company. Longfellow Benefits is a repeat honoree.

Serving organizations in New England and nationally, Longfellow Benefits provides employee benefits, retirement plans and executive benefits. The firm’s technical depth, breadth of expertise, infrastructure, nimbleness, and service delivery help employers optimize each benefits dollar.