MetLife and Vision Benefits of America collaborate with Howell Benefit Services, Inc.


WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania., December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (HBS) and Howell Benefit Technologies LLC (dba RATECentric) launched WEBSURANCE, a fully insured health and wellness benefits trust featuring top group insurance companies for carriers, producers and employers. In collaboration with the Trust, a digital paperless WEBSURANCE platform was also launched, allowing carriers and producers to offer employers superior benefit plans, competitive prices and extended rate guarantees.

HBS is pleased to announce MetLife and Vision Benefits of America (VBA) as the first multi-year Trust participants offering group dental and ophthalmic benefits, respectively, to employers nationwide with product and plan designs commonly found in the corporate market.

“We continue to enhance our online presence using our digital technology by adding these two market leading insurance companies,” said Roger howell, president of HBS. “We have enjoyed exceptional success for over 25 years building and managing digital websites and have pioneered API integration for several leading group carriers. Our technology has enabled the carriers we serve to measure and demonstrate the efficiency and profitability of online outsourcing quotation, case submission, premium invoicing, sales activity, license tracking and commission payment in one application. .

The success of our real-time rating platform, which has been online nationwide since 2013 and now serves two of the top five national group insurers, illustrates how our team has combined deep benefits knowledge, four decades of TPA experience and integration with our proprietary and commercially successful digital platform technology.

Howell has been providing personalized, multi-operator and premium billing technology, producer appointments and license tracking as well as commission payment technology for operators and producers since 2000.

Cynthia smith, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations at MetLife, said: “By using WEBSURANCE’s digital solution, we are able to streamline our offerings for clients and give them access to competitive benefit plan options, at instant pricing and case submission, pricing and behind-the-scenes support as a result of our collaboration with Howell. “

Vice President of VBA, Matt Cuomo said, “The WEBSURANCE trust is the perfect way for us to showcase our national vision plan benefit portfolio. The quotation, case submission and plan administration features offered by WEBSURANCE are unprecedented in our experience. “

The WEBSURANCE Benefits Trust will offer additional online group and voluntary benefit plans in 2022, further reducing quotation and administration costs while increasing closing ratios for carriers and producers.


The WEBSURANCE Benefits Trust is a fully insured, national group insurance trust that covers hundreds of employer groups, with the ability and scalability to offer a variety of carrier product lines. Eligible group insurance products include health, dental, vision, life, disability, volunteer life, disability, critical illness, hospital allowance and accidents. WEBSURANCE is administered by Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (Howell), located at Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Howell has been a nationally recognized Third Party Online Administrator (TPA) in business since 1982. Visit

Howell also designs, builds and maintains online operator platforms for several leading US operators using its proprietary RATECentric technology.

SOURCE Howell Benefit Services Inc.

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