First Niagara Benefits Exchange

exchange_firstniagaraCompany name: First Niagara Risk Management, Inc

Marketplace name: First Niagara Benefits Exchange

Technology used to power platform: bswift

CEO or Practice Leader: Gary M. Crosby -President & CEO

Main Location / Headquarters: Buffalo, NY

Founded / Exchange Launched: April 2014

Website: Please click here.

Membership/number of lives currently on platform: TBD

Segment size preference (“target business size”): Available for employers with 100 or more employees

States of operation (if available): FNBC and bswift currently partner in the administration of private exchanges in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and California.

Are employers required to use a defined contribution: No; can accommodate a wide range of contribution approaches

Carriers Offered: 

Decision Support: The First Niagara Benefits Exchange is fully equipped with powerful web-based decision support tools and a professionally staffed call center.

How does exchange get compensated:

Standard or Custom Product Configuration: As the employer, you determine the type of funding arrangement, then choose the appropriate carrier partner from First Niagara’s robust offering. After developing a contribution strategy that works for your company, First Niagara helps to select a family of products to offer employees.

Single-Carrier or Multi-carrier: Multi-carrier