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Beam set out to modernize dental benefits, and we succeeded. Now we’ve turned our expertise to a full portfolio of ancillary employee benefits.

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Simpler, smarter benefits from start to finish.

Sophisticated digital quoting for customized pricing## and competitive rates
Rapid implementation and ongoing support from real people
Self-service online portal for instant access to plan information and management
Robust benefits that include dental, vision, life, disability, and supplemental health coverage
A focus on consistent wellness habits with a one-of-a-kind perks program* for members and employers
Simplified, clear information to help members understand the value of their plans
Beam's evolution

The Beam story

As a first-of-its-kind digitally-native employee benefits company, Beam Benefits offers a full portfolio of ancillary benefits, as well as an intuitive online platform, self-service tools, a personalized rewards program, AI-powered underwriting, and thoughtful coverage for improved wellness.

Explore our timeline highlighting historical milestones that have guided Beam to the place it is today.

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First Beam brushes
2012

It started with a brush…

Three engineering students – Alex Frommeyer, Alex Curry, and Dan Dykes cross paths while attending the University of Louisville in Kentucky. With the trio having family ties to the dentistry profession, they discover a disconnect with the affordability and accessibility of dental services. At this time, more than 100 million Americans lack dental coverage.

With an opportunity to modernize the dental industry, they put their engineering and technical backgrounds to work and develop a Bluetooth-connected toothbrush known as the Beam Brush, which would become one of the earliest examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare. The Beam Brush forms the basis for the industry’s first dental wellness program.

Beam
2014

Beam Dental is established

The Beam Brush proves successful, selling thousands of toothbrushes across the U.S. At this point in time, the three engineers turn their toothbrush into a company, which they call Beam Dental. The trio relocates from Louisville, Kentucky, to Columbus, Ohio.

Beam receives $5 million in its first Series A financing from Columbus-based venture capital firm, Drive Capital.

Smarter dental care
2015 – 2016

Smarter dental care

Beam sets out to expand beyond the Beam Brush by offering dental benefits to more employers across the country. The company meets insurance filing requirements to begin selling dental policies to employers in California, Ohio, and Texas.

Reaching new heights
2017

Reaching new heights

Beam expands its dental benefits to 16 states total, serving thousands of new members nationwide, and partners with VSP to begin selling vision benefits. Additionally, Beam secures $5.5 million in Series B funding led by Lewis & Clark Ventures.

Beam app
2018

Reimagining the dental space

Rebuilding the dental benefits model with a customer-first digital focus, Beam raises more than $22 million in Series C financing led by renowned venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins. This allows Beam to further invest in data-driven technology, including the Beam mobile app, to best serve its members.

Start-up turned household name
2019

Start-up turned household name

A defining moment for Beam, the company accelerates to 40 states, providing dental benefits to more than 50,000 members. Beam triples its employee count from the prior year, growing to nearly 250 people.

More providers, more ways to save
2020

More providers, more ways to save

During an unprecedented year, Beam significantly grew its member base and employee headcount, approaching 300 employees. Beam partners with Dental Benefits Provider (DBP) to expand its provider network, increasing access points to 400,000 across the country, helping members save on dental costs.

Further modernizing benefits
2021

Further modernizing benefits

Beam raises $80 million in Series E funding from a group of investors, including Mercato Partners’ growth equity fund, Traverse, bringing its total funding to more than $160 million. It serves employers in 41 states, growing revenue by over 600% in three years and doubling its member base to nearly 180,000 members.1

1 Beam Raises $80 Million in Series E Funding to Further Modernize Dental Benefits - Beam Benefits. Published March 2, 2021. Available at: Beam Raises $80 million

Beam founders
2022

Beam’s evolution is a benefits revolution

Beam evolves into a one-stop shop for ancillary benefits, expanding beyond dental and vision to offer voluntary and group term life, and supplemental health benefits. Beam Dental becomes Beam Benefits, as the company expands into 45 states, serving over 250,000 people, and receives recognition as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country by both Deloitte and Inc. Magazine.

The three engineering students who came together a decade ago to create Beam remain true to their roots, leading and growing the company as Beam enters the next chapter in revolutionizing employee benefits.

Alex X Frommeyer
Alex Frommeyer
CEO
Alex Curry
Alex Curry
Senior Vice President
of Insurance
Dan Dykes
Dan Dykes
Senior Vice President
of People
First Beam brushes
2012

It started with a brush…

Three engineering students – Alex Frommeyer, Alex Curry, and Dan Dykes cross paths while attending the University of Louisville in Kentucky. With the trio having family ties to the dentistry profession, they discover a disconnect with the affordability and accessibility of dental services. At this time, more than 100 million Americans lack dental coverage.

With an opportunity to modernize the dental industry, they put their engineering and technical backgrounds to work and develop a Bluetooth-connected toothbrush known as the Beam Brush, which would become one of the earliest examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare. The Beam Brush forms the basis for the industry’s first dental wellness program.

Beam
2014

Beam Dental is established

The Beam Brush proves successful, selling thousands of toothbrushes across the U.S. At this point in time, the three engineers turn their toothbrush into a company, which they call Beam Dental. The trio relocates from Louisville, Kentucky, to Columbus, Ohio.

Beam receives $5 million in its first Series A financing from Columbus-based venture capital firm, Drive Capital.

Smarter dental care
2015 – 2016

Smarter dental care

Beam sets out to expand beyond the Beam Brush by offering dental benefits to more employers across the country. The company meets insurance filing requirements to begin selling dental policies to employers in California, Ohio, and Texas.

Reaching new heights
2017

Reaching new heights

Beam expands its dental benefits to 16 states total, serving thousands of new members nationwide, and partners with VSP to begin selling vision benefits. Additionally, Beam secures $5.5 million in Series B funding led by Lewis & Clark Ventures.

Beam app
2018

Reimagining the dental space

Rebuilding the dental benefits model with a customer-first digital focus, Beam raises more than $22 million in Series C financing led by renowned venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins. This allows Beam to further invest in data-driven technology, including the Beam mobile app, to best serve its members.

Start-up turned household name
2019

Start-up turned household name

A defining moment for Beam, the company accelerates to 40 states, providing dental benefits to more than 50,000 members. Beam triples its employee count from the prior year, growing to nearly 250 people.

More providers, more ways to save
2020

More providers, more ways to save

During an unprecedented year, Beam significantly grew its member base and employee headcount, approaching 300 employees. Beam partners with Dental Benefits Provider (DBP) to expand its provider network, increasing access points to 400,000 across the country, helping members save on dental costs.

Further modernizing benefits
2021

Further modernizing benefits

Beam raises $80 million in Series E funding from a group of investors, including Mercato Partners’ growth equity fund, Traverse, bringing its total funding to more than $160 million. It serves employers in 41 states, growing revenue by over 600% in three years and doubling its member base to nearly 180,000 members.1

1 Beam Raises $80 Million in Series E Funding to Further Modernize Dental Benefits - Beam Benefits. Published March 2, 2021. Available at: Beam Raises $80 million

Beam founders
2022

Beam’s evolution is a benefits revolution

Beam evolves into a one-stop shop for ancillary benefits, expanding beyond dental and vision to offer voluntary and group term life, and supplemental health benefits. Beam Dental becomes Beam Benefits, as the company expands into 45 states, serving over 250,000 people, and receives recognition as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country by both Deloitte and Inc. Magazine.

The three engineering students who came together a decade ago to create Beam remain true to their roots, leading and growing the company as Beam enters the next chapter in revolutionizing employee benefits.

Alex X Frommeyer
Alex Frommeyer
CEO
Alex Curry
Alex Curry
Senior Vice President
of Insurance
Dan Dykes
Dan Dykes
Senior Vice President
of People
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Dental and vision insurance products underwritten by National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL), Madison, WI, marketed by Beam Insurance Services LLC (Beam Benefits Insurance Services LLC, in CA). Dental policy form number NDNGRP 2020 and vision policy form number NVIGRP 2020. Dental and vision products underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company, Columbus, OH in NY, DE, ID, LA, UT, OH, TX, NM, and NV (vision only). Dental coverage applicable to policy form GDTL AO L20, or state equivalent and vision policy form GVIS AO L20, or state equivalent. Dental and vision products administered by Beam Insurance Administrators LLC (Beam Dental Insurance Administrators LLC, in Texas). Vision insurance products underwritten by Vision Service Plan (VSP) in WA. Vision insurance products administered by Vision Service Plan Insurance Company. Life insurance product is underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company, Columbus, OH, marketed by Beam Insurance Services LLC (Beam Benefits Insurance Services LLC, in CA) and administered by Beam Insurance Administrators LLC (Beam Dental Insurance Administrators LLC in Texas). Life and AD&D coverage applicable to policy form GLIF AO L20, or state equivalent. Life product is not available to members living in Puerto Rico and product availability may vary by state. Program restrictions and exclusions apply. Accident, Hospital only Indemnity, and Critical Illness insurance products are underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company, Columbus, OH, marketed by Beam Insurance Services LLC (Beam Benefits Insurance Services LLC, in CA) and administered by Beam Insurance Administrators LLC (Beam Dental Insurance Administrators LLC in Texas). Accident coverage applicable to policy form GCAS AO L20, or state equivalent, Hospital policy form GHOI AO L20, or state equivalent and Critical Illness policy form GCI AO L20, or state equivalent. Products not available in all states.

THIS IS AN EXCEPTED BENEFITS POLICY. IT PROVIDES COVERAGE ONLY FOR THE LIMITED BENEFITS OR SERVICES SPECIFIED IN THE POLICY.


National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Madison, WI, is not affiliated with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a.k.a. The Guardian, or Guardian Life.


Nationwide and Beam Insurance Services LLC are separate and non-affiliated companies.


National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Two East Gilman, Madison, Wisconsin 53703


Nationwide Life Insurance Company, One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215


Vision Service Plan Insurance Company, 3333 Quality Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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DHMO dental product available in CA, underwritten and administered by California Dental Network, marketed by Beam Insurance Services LLC. Beam Perks™ and Beam Perks rewards program not available for DHMO product members.

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Beam Perks™ is provided by Beam Perks LLC. Eligible members age 4 and up at the time of enrollment are eligible to receive Beam Perks™ and must select their Beam Brush color within 45 days of enrollment to participate. If you do not have a mobile device you can obtain Beam Perks™ by contacting Customer Operations at 1-800-648-1179. Beam Perks™ can be obtained separately without the purchase of an insurance product by contacting Customer Operations at 1-800-648-1179. Beam Perks™ may be changed at anytime without notice and is subject to availability. See https://www.beambenefits.com/legal/beam-perks-terms-and-conditions for Terms and Conditions.

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