Columbus, Ohio – Beam Dental, a next-generation provider of dental insurance for small and medium-sized businesses, has announced plans to expand its operations in Columbus, Ohio, creating 150 new jobs and investing $1.5 million. The company will hire across multiple departments including engineering, sales and claims processing.
Beam currently employs around 50 full-time employees at its downtown office in Columbus. The company continues to experience dramatic growth in the dental insurance industry and will expand into a new facility in Downtown Columbus in June to accommodate its ongoing success.
“When we started Beam, we knew quality talent and community support would be critical to our success,” said Beam Founder and CEO Alex Frommeyer. “Columbus really impressed us with its digital talent ecosystem, which has proven to be vital for our rapid expansion and was a core reason behind our decision to build the company here.”
Founded in 2012, Beam offers a best-in-class dental benefit product, including Beam Perks, which consists of a connected toothbrush, paste, floss and refill heads shipped directly to the member’s door semi-annually. The Beam Brush aggregates brushing data that Beam subsequently uses as part of an employer’s renewal pricing.
“Beam’s rapid growth in a competitive landscape is a great example of how innovative startups can thrive in the Columbus Region,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “The company’s continued investment in our community will not only help create more jobs, but it will further solidify Columbus as a leading market for insurance carriers and entrepreneurs.”
The Columbus Region is home to a vibrant technology ecosystem that benefits Fortune 500 corporations and local technology startups alike. Beam is a critical component of the Region’s rising technology community, operating alongside other disrupters like Root Insurance and CoverMyMeds.
“Beam Dental’s innovative dental benefits provide value for small and medium-sized businesses while encouraging better dental health for members,” said JobsOhio Senior Managing Director for Healthcare Aaron Pitts. “We are excited to see Beam bring 150 new jobs that will support its growing operations in the Columbus Region to benefit its customers nationally.”
About Beam Dental
Beam Dental was built around the idea that blending technology with traditional insurance policies could bring incredible value to a commoditized employee benefits market. Beam Dental is a company’s best choice for a differentiated, innovative take on dental and ancillary employee benefits with a nationwide network of dentists. For more information, visit beam.dental.
About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. Consistently named among the best economic development organizations in the country, Columbus 2020 expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the Columbus 2020 team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
About the City of Columbus, Ohio The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.
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