Ken Phillips is a celebrated entrepreneur with a remarkable record of pioneering technological change within the employee benefits and insurance industries. He recently handed the reins for day to day operations to long term colleague Kim Phillips; in connection with the sale of BenefitScape to Kim. Ken will continue to advise the firm on any technology matters that BenefitScape management wishes to pursue. In addition he will continue to create new products and software, wherever they are needed.
As early as 1994, Ken was grabbing talent from MIT Media Labs to develop employee.com. This became the self-service portal for millions of employees at the likes of GM, Chrysler, and the US Post Office to name just a few. In 1999, Ken’s Employee Communication Services became the nucleus of Workscape, with Ken taking on the role of Product Visionary and Principal. Workscape soon became the leading provider of integrated benefits management solutions, with ADP completing its acquisition of the company in 2010.
In 2002, Ken left Workscape to expand Benefit Corporation of America as the provider of compliance research and technological support for the Massachusetts Healthcare Connector, a forerunner of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2009, Ken drew on this critical experience to set up BenefitScape as the leading specialist in ACA Compliance.
Ken is Director Emeritus and former President of the New England Employee Benefits Council.